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River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom (13 Edition)
River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom (13 Edition)
by Walter Johnson
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2013 SHEAR Book Prize, Society for Historians of the Early American... (read more)

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Slavery and Public History: the Tough Stuff of American Memory (06 Edition)
Slavery and Public History: the Tough Stuff of American Memory (06 Edition)
by James Oliver Horton
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America's slave past is being analyzed as never before, yet it remains one of the most contentious issues in U.S. memory. In recent years, the culture wars over the way that slavery is remembered and taught have reached a new crescendo. From the argument... (read more)

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Hidden Cost of Being African American (04 Edition)
Hidden Cost of Being African American (04 Edition)
by Thomas M. Shapiro
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Over the past three decades, racial prejudice in America has declined significantly and many African American families have seen a steady rise in employment and annual income. But alongside these encouraging signs, Thomas Shapiro argues in The Hidden... (read more)

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Slaveholding Republic : an Account of the United States Government's Relations To Slavery (01 Edition)
Slaveholding Republic : an Account of the United States Government's Relations To Slavery (01 Edition)
by Don E. Fehrenbacher
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William Lloyd Garrison argued--and many leading historians have since agreed--that the Constitution of the United States was a proslavery document. Garrison called it "a covenant with death, and an agreement with hell." But in The Slaveholding Republic... (read more)

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Hiding in Hip Hop (08 Edition)
Hiding in Hip Hop (08 Edition)
by Terrance Dean
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Now in paperback, MTV insider Terrance Dean presents an explosive memoir about the down low culture of Hollywood and hip hop, where seemingly straight male celebrities find themselves in intimate relationships with other men. Featured on the Wendy... (read more)

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American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt
American Uprising: The Untold Story of America's Largest Slave Revolt
by Daniel Rasmussen
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“Breathtaking. [Rasmussens] scholarly detective work reveals a fascinating narrative of slavery and resistance, but it also tells us something about history itself—about how fiction can become fact, and how ‘history is sometimes... (read more)

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Slave Trade : the Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870 (97 Edition)
Slave Trade : the Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870 (97 Edition)
by Hugh Thomas
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After many years of research, award-winning historian Hugh Thomas portrays, in a balanced account, the complete history of the slave trade. Beginning with the first Portuguese slaving expeditions, he describes and analyzes the rise of one of the largest... (read more)

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Breaking Bread : Insurgent Black Intellectual Life (91 Edition)
Breaking Bread : Insurgent Black Intellectual Life (91 Edition)
by bell hooks
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In this provocative and captivating dialogue, hooks and West grapple with the dilemmas, contradictions and joys of Black intellectual life. Creating a spiritual, progressive, feminist, and ultimately organic definition of Black intellectuality, they... (read more)

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Decoded
Decoded
by Jay Z
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In Jennifer Lopezs first ever book, True Love, she explores one of her lifes most defining periods—the transformative two-year journey of how, as an artist and a mother, she confronted her greatest challenges, identified her biggest fears, and... (read more)

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The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom in Old New Orleans
The Lost German Slave Girl: The Extraordinary True Story of Sally Miller and Her Fight for Freedom in Old New Orleans
by John Bailey
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It is a spring morning in New Orleans, 1843. In the Spanish Quarter, on a street lined with flophouses and gambling dens, Madame Carl recognizes a face from her past. It is the face of a German girl, Sally Miller, who disappeared twenty-five years... (read more)

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Shoes That Fit Our Feet (94 Edition)
Shoes That Fit Our Feet (94 Edition)
by Dwight N. Hopkins
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Original and far-reaching, this book shows the resources for Black theology within the living tradition of African-American religion and culture. Beginning with the slave narratives, Hopkins tells how slaves received their masters' faith and transformed... (read more)

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New York Burning : Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-century Manhattan (05 Edition)
New York Burning : Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-century Manhattan (05 Edition)
by Jill Lepore
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From the award-winning author of "The Name of War" comes a gripping, illuminating account of an alleged 18th-century slave conspiracy to destroy New York City.... (read more)

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Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities (14 Edition)
Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities (14 Edition)
by Craig Steven Wilder
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A 2006 report commissioned by Brown University revealed that institution's complex and contested involvement in slavery—setting off a controversy that leapt from the ivory tower to make headlines across the country. But Brown's troubling past... (read more)

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Bending Toward Justice (13 Edition)
Bending Toward Justice (13 Edition)
by May
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When the Fifteenth Amendment of 1870 granted African Americans the right to vote, it seemed as if a new era of political equality was at hand. Before long, however, white segregationists across the South counterattacked, driving their black countrymen... (read more)

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Slave Country : American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (05 Edition)
Slave Country : American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (05 Edition)
by Adam Rothman
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Slave Country tells the tragic story of the expansion of slavery in the new United States. In the wake of the American Revolution, slavery gradually disappeared from the northern states and the importation of captive Africans was prohibited. Yet, at the... (read more)

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David Walker's Appeal To the Coloured Citizens of the World (00 Edition)
David Walker's Appeal To the Coloured Citizens of the World (00 Edition)
by Peter P. Hinks
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In 1829 David Walker, a free black born in Wilmington, North Carolina, wrote one of America’s most provocative political documents of the nineteenth century, Walker’s Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World. Decrying the savage and... (read more)

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Lose Your Mother : a Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (07 Edition)
Lose Your Mother : a Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (07 Edition)
by Saidiya Hartman
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In Lose Your Mother, Saidiya Hartman traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey she took along a slave route in Ghana. Following the trail of captives from the hinterland to the Atlantic coast, she reckons with the blank... (read more)

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Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South
Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South
by Kenneth Milt Stampp
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US"A thoughtful, deeply moving book....Mr. Stampp wants to show specifically what slavery was like, why it existed, and what it did to the American people .... There is a massive impact to this book-made all the more effective by the fact that its... (read more)

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William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight Against Slavery: Selections from the Liberator (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight Against Slavery: Selections from the Liberator (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by William Lloyd Garrison
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William E. Cain is professor of English at Wellesley College. His scholarly work is concentrated on nineteenth- and twentieth-century America, with a special focus on the literature and history of the Civil War period. His publications include The Crisis... (read more)

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Disposable People (3RD 12 Edition)
Disposable People (3RD 12 Edition)
by Kevin Bales
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"Convincing, emotionally wrenching, and freighted with appropriate moral indignation, Kevin Bales's startling presentation shows us that while the general public is convinced slavery is a historical phenomenon of the ancient past . . . it is in actuality... (read more)

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