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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...

  • Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of Americaby W. E. B. Du Bois

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 10.95

    Comprehensive, well-documented 1896 classic draws upon a wealth of primary source materials to examine the South's plantation economy and its influence on the slave trade, the role of Northern merchants in financing the slave trade during the 19th century, and much else. 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 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...

  • A Taste of Powerby Elaine Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.95

    Brown's account of her life at the highest levels of the Black Panther party's hierarchy. More than a journey through a turbulent time in American history, this is the story of a black woman's battle to define herself. more...

  • The Ville: Cops and Kids in Urban America, Updatedby Greg Donaldson; Mark D. Naison

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    In Brownsville's twenty-one housing projects, the young cops and the teenagers who stand solemnly on the street corners are bitter and familiar enemies. The Ville, as the Brownsville-East New York section of Brooklyn is called by the locals, is one of the most dangerous places on earth-a place where homicide is a daily occurence. Now, Greg Donaldson,... more...

  • Firefightby Ginger Adams Otis

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    In 1919, when Wesley Williams became a New York City firefighter, he stepped into a world that was 100% white and predominantly Irish. As far as this city knew, black men in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) tended horses. Nearly a century later, many things in the FDNY had changed--but not the scarcity of blacks. New York had about 300 black... more...

  • Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destructionby Midori Takagi

    University of Virginia Press 2000; US$ 19.50

    RICHMOND WAS NOT only the capital of Virginia and of the Confederacy; it was also one of the most industrialized cities south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Boasting ironworks, tobacco processing plants, and flour mills, the city by 1860 drew half of its male workforce from the local slave population. Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction examines this... more...

  • Race Manby Ann Field Alexander

    University of Virginia Press 2002; US$ 28.00

    Although he has largely receded from the public consciousness, John Mitchell Jr., the editor and publisher of the Richmond Planet, was well known to many black, and not a few white, Americans in his day. A contemporary of Booker T. Washington, Mitchell contrasted sharply with Washington in temperament. In his career as an editor, politician, and businessman,... more...