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  • American Slaves Tell Their Storiesby Octavia V. Rogers Albert

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Vivid narratives recall life during and just after the Civil War, not only describing cruel punishments, divided families, and debilitating labor, but also providing information about religious beliefs and practices, as well as the condition and progress of former slaves. Essential reading for students of African-American studies. more...

  • Slave Ships and Slavingby George Francis Dow

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Extraordinary collection of commentaries by ships' doctors and captains, as well as written testimonies for a parliamentary committee investigating the slave trade. Accounts relate horrifying events and conditions: the holding pens or "factories," living conditions aboard ships, mutinies and their suppression, and more. 54 period engravings and other... more...

  • 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...

  • Refugees from Slaveryby Benjamin Drew

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    The culmination of scores of interviews with refugees from Southern slave states, this volume by a Boston abolitionist provides a soul-stirring account of the abuses suffered by slaves as well as fresh insights into the workings of the plantation system. A significant work in the abolitionist crusade. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Black Stereotypes in Popular Series Fiction, 1851-1955by Bernard A. Drew

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    Even well-meaning fiction writers of the late Jim Crow era (1900-1955) perpetuated racial stereotypes in their depiction of black characters. From 1918 to 1952, Octavus Roy Cohen turned out a remarkable 360 short stories featuring Florian Slappey and the schemers, romancers and ditzes of Birmingham's Darktown for The Saturday Evening Post and other... more...

  • The Negro Southern Leagueby William J. Plott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Negro Southern League was a baseball minor league that operated off and on from 1920 to 1951. It served as a valuable feeder system to the Negro National League and the Negro American League. A number of NNL and NAL stars got their start in the NSL, among them five Hall of Famers including Satchel Paige and Willie Mays. During its history, more... more...

  • The Real Politics of the Horn of Africaby Alex de Waal

    Wiley 2015; US$ 28.50

    The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa delves into the business of politics in the turbulent, war-torn countries of north-east Africa. It is a contemporary history of how politicians, generals and insurgents bargain over money and power, and use of war to achieve their goals. Drawing on a thirty-year career in Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia,... more...