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  • 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...

  • Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garveyby Marcus Garvey; Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50

    A controversial figure in the history of race relations around the world, Marcus Garvey amazed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, including "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World" and "Africa for the Africans."... 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...

  • Women's Slave Narrativesby Annie L. Burton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    The moving testimonies of five African-American women comprise this unflinching account of slavery in the pre-Civil War American South. Covering a wide range of narrative styles, the voices provide authentic recollections of hardship, frustration, and hope?from Mary Prince's groundbreaking account of a lone woman's tribulations and courage, the spiritual... more...

  • Autobiography of Josiah Hensonby Josiah Henson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Firsthand account by the man widely regarded as the person who provided much of the material for the revered character in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Henson recalls his childhood, forced separation from his wife and children, escape to Canada, role as "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, and meeting with Queen Victoria in England. more...