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  • Three African-American Classicsby W. E. B. Du Bois; Frederick Douglass; Booker T. Washington

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    This essential collection comprises a trio of the most influential African-American writings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Exploring such themes as slavery and its abolition, the struggle for equality, and the impassioned rise from bondage to international recognition, each landmark book is a founding work in the civil rights literature... more...

  • Voices from Slaveryby Norman R. Yetman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Vivid, first-person accounts of what it was like to be a slave in the antebellum South recounted in simple, often poignant language. Stark descriptions of the horrors of slave auctions, and many other unforgettable details of slave life. Accompanied by 32 compelling photographs and a new preface by the editor. more...

  • The Mis-Education of the Negroby Carter Godwin Woodson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    In 1933, American historian and educator Carter Woodson (1875-1950) delivered a powerful and prophetic denouncement of "Euro-centric"school curricula that still rings true. Woodson inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage. In issuing this challenge, Woodson laid the foundation... more...

  • West African Folk Talesby Hugh Vernon-Jackson; Patricia Wright

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Collection of traditional folk tales introduces a host of interesting people and unusual animals ? among them "The Cricket and the Toad," "The Greedy Hare," "The Tortoise and His Broken Shell," and "The Boy in the Drum." Illustrations by Patricia Wright. more...

  • Masterpieces of Negro Eloquenceby Alice Moore Dunbar

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    51 speeches by prominent African-American leaders include Booker T. Washington's "Atlanta Compromise" address, Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?", plus speeches by W. E. B. Du Bois, Fanny Jackson, Rev. W. J. Gaines, and many others. more...

  • Adventures of an African Slaverby Captain Theodore Canot

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Grim account by a former slave ship captain describes the apalling machinery of the commercial slave trade, including the harems and "factories" maintained by slavers, treatment and discipline of black Africans on slave ships, the suppression of slave revolts at sea, and much more. Republication of the classic 1854 edition. more...

  • The Tragedy of Lynchingby Arthur F. Raper

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Thorough accounts and analyses of more than 20 lynchings that occurred in America during 1930, prepared by a commission composed of Southern scholars and investigators. Each lynching is examined in detail, including the formation of the mob, behavior of the police, and economic background of the area where the crime occurred. more...

  • Narrative of My Escape from Slaveryby Moses Roper

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.95

    This 1838 autobiography ranks among the most important and authentic accounts of life in slavery, recounting the experiences of a North Carolina native who was sold or traded until his successful escape to New England. Roper's moving reminiscences offer a powerful first-hand account of the realities of life in bondage. Introduction. more...

  • The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slaveby William Wells Brown

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    The Narrative of William W. Brown ranks alongside Frederick Douglass' memoirs as an influential force in the abolition movement and a lasting testimonial to the injustice of slavery. The simple, straightforward style of Brown's Narrative offers a sincere and moving account of life in bondage, recounted 13 years after the author's escape. Already... more...

  • Frederick Douglassby Charles Chesnutt

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 4.95

    Concise, readable survey examines the life of a leading spokesman for abolition and one of the most influential promoters of the civil rights movement. Covers Douglass' early life in slavery, his escape from Maryland to New York, his power and charisma as a public speaker, and much more. more...