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  • 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...

  • Morals and Manners among Negro Americansby W. E. Burghardt Du Bois; Augustus Dill; Robert A. Wortham

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    This conference volume represents an early attempt by W.E.B. Du Bois and Augustus Dill to empirically gauge evaluators' perceptions of the state of morals and manners within the African American community at the beginning of the twentieth century. Qualitative and quantitative data are provided by the original editors and are further analyzed by the... 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...

  • Trustbuildingby Rob Corcoran; Tim Kaine

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    "Trustbuilding, using personal narrative and exhaustive reporting by Rob Corcoran, chronicles how Hope in the Cities has moved what looked like an immoveable barricade. The job is not done, but Hope in the Cities has provided a map for the future."?from the foreword by Governor Tim Kaine The national director of Initiatives of Change and founder... more...

  • The Preacher and the Politicianby Clarence E. Walker; Gregory D. Smithers

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    Barack Obama?s inauguration as the first African American president of the United States has caused many commentators to conclude that America has entered a postracial age. The Preacher and the Politician argues otherwise, reminding us that, far from inevitable, Obama?s nomination was nearly derailed by his relationship with Jeremiah Wright, the... more...

  • Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slaveryby Henry Goings; Calvin Schermerhorn; Michael Plunkett; Edward Gaynor

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery tells of an extraordinary life in and out of slavery in the United States and Canada. Born Elijah Turner in the Virginia Tidewater, circa 1810, the author eventually procured freedom papers from a man he resembled and took the man?s name, Henry Goings. His life story takes us on an epic journey, traveling... more...

  • The Punitive Turnby Deborah E. McDowell; Claudrena N. Harold; Juan Battle

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 39.50

    The Punitive Turn explores the historical, political, economic, and sociocultural roots of mass incarceration, as well as its collateral costs and consequences. Giving significant attention to the exacting toll that incarceration takes on inmates, their families, their communities, and society at large, the volume?s contributors investigate the... more...