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Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements

  • Passionate Liberatorby Robert H. Abzug

    Oxford University Press 1982; US$ 54.99

    Recounts Weld's intense childhood, his stormy religious conversion, his entry into the world of reform, and finally, his rejection of public life. more...

  • New Perspectives on Race and Slavery in Americaby Robert H. Abzug; Stephen E. Maizlish

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    For more than three decades race relations have been at the forefront of historical research in America. These new essays on race and slavery -- some by highly regarded, award-winning veterans in the field and others by talented newcomers -- point in fresh directions. They address specific areas of contention even as together they survey important... more...

  • Slave Narratives after Slaveryby William L. Andrews

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    The pre-Civil War autobiographies of famous fugitives such as Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, and Harriet Jacobs form the bedrock of the African American narrative tradition. After emancipation arrived in 1865, former slaves continued to write about their experience of enslavement and their upward struggle to realize the promise of freedom... more...

  • Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slaveby William L. Andrews; Regina E. Mason

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    The Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave (1825) is the first fugitive slave narrative in American history. This authoritative, annotated edition of the Life represents an historic partnership between a prominent scholar of the African American slave narrative and Grimes's great-great-great-granddaughter, whose genealogical research has authenticated... more...

  • Antebellum Slave Narrativesby Jermaine O. Archer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Though America experienced an increase in a native-born population and an emerging African-American identity throughout the nineteenth century, African culture did not necessarily dissipate with each passing decade. Archer examines the slave narratives of four key members of the abolitionist movement—Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, Harriet... more...

  • The Black Experience in the Civil War Southby Stephen Ash

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 64.00

    The Black Experience in the Civil War South is the first comprehensive study of the Southern black wartime experience to appear in a generation. Incorporating the most recent scholarship, this thematically organized book does justice to the richness of its subject, looking at the lives of blacks in the Confederate states and the nonseceding Southern... more...

  • Slavery, Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: Volume 2, The Coming of the Civil War, 1850–1861by John Ashworth

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    This book asks why the United States experienced a civil war in 1861 and analyses the descent into war in the final decade of peace. more...

  • African Muslims in Antebellum Americaby Allan D. Austin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    A condensation and updating of his African Muslims in Antebellum America: A Sourcebook (1984), noted scholar of antebellum black writing and history Dr. Allan D. Austin explores, via portraits, documents, maps, and texts, the lives of 50 sub-Saharan non-peasant Muslim Africans caught in the slave trade between 1730 and 1860. Also includes five... more...

  • Beyond 1492by James Axtell

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 64.99

    In this provocative and timely collection of essays--five published for the first time--one of the most important ethnohistorians writing today, James Axtell, explores the key role of imagination both in our perception of strangers and in the writing of history. Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of Columbus's "discovery" of America, this collection... more...

  • Fugitive Slaves and the Unfinished American Revolutionby Gordon S. Barker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This book posits that the American Revolution--waged to form a "more perfect union"--still raged long after the guns went silent. Eight major fugitive slave stories of the antebellum era are described and interpreted to demonstrate how fugitive slaves and their abolitionist allies embraced Patrick Henry's motto "Give me Liberty or... more...