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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

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  • And the War Cameby Donald Meyers

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95

    In a lively narrative spiced with eye-witness accounts and letters from townsfolk and soldiers, North and South, and personal comments from slaves, an American drama unfolds. The debate over slavery in America began as early as the Jamestown Settlement, w more...

  • The Fires of Jubileeby Stephen B. Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the Civil War. The true story behind the major motion picture The Birth of a Nation , this acclaimed... more...

  • The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglassby Frederick Douglass

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.08

    Frederick Douglass was an ex-slave and a great orator in early 19th-century USA. His autobiography details his experiences as a slave and is considered the most famous such work, though many similar were written by his contemporaries. This work also influenced and fueled the abolitionist movement, in which Douglass was an important figure. more...

  • The Underground Railroadby Michael Burgan

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 35.00

    The transatlantic slave trade and the fugitive slave laws in the late 18th century led to a significant increase in the number of people seeking freedom. Runaway slaves were often aided in their escape by a growing network of people who saw slavery as morally reprehensible. This work explores this intriguing time in American history. more...

  • Slave Rebellionsby Robin Santos Doak

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 35.00

    The transatlantic slave trade and the fugitive slave laws in the late 18th century led to a significant increase in the number of people seeking freedom. Runaway slaves were often aided in their escape by a growing network of people who saw slavery as morally reprehensible. This work explores this intriguing time in American history. more...

  • The Slave Tradeby Matthew Kachur

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 35.00

    The transatlantic slave trade forcibly brought thousands of Africans to the Americas. In doing so, it impacted peoples and cultures across the globe. The legacy of the slave trade has had lasting effects on the American culture for generations. This work explores this intriguing time in American history. more...

  • Subfloor Pits and the Archaeology of Slavery in Colonial Virginiaby Patricia Samford

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Enslaved Africans and their descendants comprised a significant portion of colonial Virginia populations, with most living on rural slave quarters adjacent to the agricultural fields in which they labored. Archaeological excavations into these home sites have provided unique windows into the daily lifeways and culture of these early inhabitants.... more...

  • Slavery in the South: A State-by-State Historyby Clayton Jewett; John Allen

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 72.00

    Slavery in the United States is once again a topic of contention as politicians and interest groups argue about and explore the possibility of reparations. The subject is clearly not exhausted, and a state-by-state approach fills a critical reference niche. This book is the first comparative summary of the southern slave states from Colonial times... more...

  • People of the Underground Railroadby Tom Calarco

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 75.00

    This volume is the largest in-depth collection of profiles of those individuals involved in the spiriting of black slaves to freedom in the northern states and Canada beginning around 1800 and lasting to the early Civil War years. more...

  • The Abolitionist Movementby Claudine Ferrell

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    The abolitionists of the 1830s-1850s risked physical harm and social alienation as a result of their refusal to ignore what they considered a national sin, contrary to the ideals upon which America was founded. Derived from the moral accountability called for by the Great Awakening and the Quaker religion, the abolitionist movement demanded not just... more...