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  • Slave Insurrections in the United States, 1800-1865by Joseph Cephas Carroll

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This fully documented work describes early insurrectionary movements, rebellions at sea, and the Negro's role in the American Revolution. Discussed in detail are Gabriel Prosser's unsuccessful revolt in 1800; Denmark Vesey's 1822 insurrection; and Nat Turner's 1831 rebellion. Profiles of black leaders and white sympathizers, and Civil War insurgencies,... more...

  • 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...

  • Three Narratives of Slaveryby Sojourner Truth; Harriet Jacobs; Mary Prince

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Straightforward, yet often poetic accounts of the battle for freedom, three memoirs by courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against degrading injustice, and their determination to attain racial equality. In Narrative of Sojourner Truth , one of the most important documents on slavery ever... more...

  • Nat Turner's Slave Rebellionby Herbert Aptheker

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    In the summer of 1831, a band of some forty slaves led by Nat Turner attacked slave-owning residents of Southampton County, Virginia. One of the largest and most violent revolts in the history of the young nation, the rebellion took the lives of some sixty white men, women, and children. An outcry against the South's exploitative slave system, the... more...

  • The Life and Times of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Raised as a plantation slave, Douglass went on to become a writer, orator, and major participant in the struggle for African-American freedom and equality. In this engrossing narrative he recounts early years of abuse; his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom, abolitionist campaigns, and his crusade for full civil rights for former slaves.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...