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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave (Yale Nota Bene)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave (Yale Nota Bene)
by Frederick Douglass
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Frederick Douglass's autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, is widely regarded as a classic of American nineteenth-century history, of African-American studies, and of literature. In 1845, just... (read more)

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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
by Eric Foner
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The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary... (read more)

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The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
by Edward E. Baptist
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Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America's later success. But while we have long since... (read more)

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12 Years a Slave: (Movie Tie-In)
12 Years a Slave: (Movie Tie-In)
by Solomon Northup
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The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starringand#160;Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, andand#160;Lupita Nyongand#8217;o, and directed by Steve McQueen and#160; New York Times bestseller and#147... (read more)

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The Ruling Race: A History of American Slaveholders
The Ruling Race: A History of American Slaveholders
by James Oakes
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This pathbreaking social history of the slaveholding South marks a turn in our understanding of antebellum America and the coming of the Civil War. Oakes's bracing analysis breaks the myth that slaveholders were a paternalistic aristocracy dedicated to... (read more)

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Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
by Douglas A. Blackmon
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In this historical expos, Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history--an Age of Neoslavery that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II. photographs.... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Frederick Douglass
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Former slave, impassioned abolitionist, brilliant writer, newspaper editor and eloquent orator whose speeches fired the abolitionist cause, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) led an astounding life. Physical abuse, deprivation and tragedy plagued his early... (read more)

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The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
by Annette Gordon-Reed
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The immensely rich biography of a houseand#8212;Sylvester Manor, on Shelter Island, New Yorkand#8212;and of the unknown Colonial way of life it reveals The acclaimed author and landscape historian Mac Griswold brings alive the story both of the... (read more)

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Slaves in the Family
Slaves in the Family
by Edward Ball
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The moving, critically acclaimed story of one man's journey to find the descendants of the slaves who lived on his own family's plantation. "A work of breathtaking generosity and courage".--Pat Conroy. 48-page insert.... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave Written by Himself (City Lights Open Media)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave Written by Himself (City Lights Open Media)
by Frederick Douglass
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Normal 0 0 1 178 1015 sparky, inc. 8 2 1246 10.2006 0 0 0 A masterpiece of African American literature, Frederick Douglass's Narrative is the powerful story of an enslaved youth coming into social and moral consciousness by disobeying his white... (read more)

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&n Classics Trade Paper)
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (B&n Classics Trade Paper)
by Harriet Jacobs
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and... (read more)

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The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader
The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader
by Ida B. Wells
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Now the major motion picture that won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starringand#160;Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, andand#160;Lupita Nyongand#8217;o, and directed by Steve McQueen and#160; Perhaps the best written of all the slave... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin American Library)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (Penguin American Library)
by Frederick Douglass
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An updated edition of a classic African American autobiography, with new supplementary materials The preeminent American slave narrative first published in 1845, Frederick Douglasss Narrative powerfully details the life of the abolitionist from his birth... (read more)

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Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made
Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made
by Eugene D Genovese
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The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion
by Stephen B Oates
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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... (read more)

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Worse Than Slavery
Worse Than Slavery
by David Oshinsky
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The brutal conditions and inhuman treatment of African-Americans in Southern prisons has been immortalized in blues songs and in such movies as Cool Hand Luke. Now, drawing on police and prison records and oral histories, David M. Oshinsky presents an... (read more)

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The Bondwoman's Narrative
The Bondwoman's Narrative
by Hannah Crafts
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Tells the story of Hannah Crafts, a young slave working on a wealthy North Carolina plantation, who runs away in a bid for freedom up North.... (read more)

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The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
by Greg Grandin
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NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE RECOMMENDED BOOK One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West... (read more)

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Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Dover Thrift Editions)
Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Sojourner Truth
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One of the most famous and admired African-American women in U.S. history, Sojourner Truth sang, preached, and debated at camp meetings across the country, led by her devotion to the antislavery movement and her ardent pursuit of women's rights. Born... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)
by Frederick Douglass
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In addition to its far-reaching impact on the antislavery movement in the United States and abroad, Douglass's fugitive slave narrative won recognition for its literary excellence, which has since earned it a place among the classics of nineteenth... (read more)

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