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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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Slave Next Door (09 Edition)
Slave Next Door (09 Edition)
by Kevin Bales
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"Once again, Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter make us confront a tragic reality—there are as many as 27 million people trapped in modern slavery worldwide. In this book, we hear the voices of survivors and those who are fighting every day for freedom."&... (read more)

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African-american Art (98 Edition)
African-american Art (98 Edition)
by Sharon F. Patton
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From its origins in early eighteenth century slave communities to the end of the twentieth century, African-American art has made a vital contribution to the art of the United States. African-American Art provides a major reassessment of the subject... (read more)

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Slavery's Constitution (09 Edition)
Slavery's Constitution (09 Edition)
by David Waldstreicher
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Taking on decades of received wisdom, David Waldstreicher has written the first book to recognize slaverys place at the heart of the U.S. Constitution. Famously, the Constitution never mentions slavery. And yet, of its eighty-four clauses, six were... (read more)

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Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know But Are Afraid to Ask about African American Students (Jossey-Bass Education)
Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know But Are Afraid to Ask about African American Students (Jossey-Bass Education)
by Gail Thompson
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Taking on the volatile topic of the role of race in education, this work explores the black-white achievement gap and the cultural divide that exists between some teachers and African American students. It provides information and strategies that will... (read more)

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African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (2ND 07 Edition)
African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (2ND 07 Edition)
by Herbert S. Klein
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A leading authority on Latin American slavery has produced a major and original work on the subject. Covering not only Spanish but also Portuguese and French regions, and encompassing the latest research on the plantation system as well as on mining and... (read more)

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The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870
The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440-1870
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
Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life
by bell hooks
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One of the leading public intellectuals of her generation, bell hooks has authored over 20 books, including several classics in African-American and Women's Studies. Known mainly as a feminist thinker, hooks addresses a broad range of issues related to... (read more)

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Inhuman Bondage : the Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World (06 Edition)
Inhuman Bondage : the Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World (06 Edition)
by David Brion Davis
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Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, David Brion Davis has long been recognized as the leading authority on slavery in the Western World. Now, in Inhuman Bondage, Davis sums up a lifetime of insight in this definitive account of New... (read more)

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American Negro Slavery (3RD 79 Edition)
American Negro Slavery (3RD 79 Edition)
by Allen Weinstein
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"Easily the best anthology on the historical literature of slavery."--Clayborne Carson, Stanford University "Excellent historical and sociological analyses of Black American slavery."--Richard T. Doi, Central Washington University... (read more)

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Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Color
Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Color
by Iyanla Vanzant
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andlt;Iandgt;Acts of Faithandlt;/Iandgt; is a thoughtful and inspirational book that explores the unique pressures on people of color today with great insight and sensitivity. This book is the minimum daily requirement for people of color in search of... (read more)

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Black College Student Survival Guide (97 Edition)
Black College Student Survival Guide (97 Edition)
by Jawanza Kunjufu
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Claiming that many African American students have not fully accepted the responsibility of being a college student, this book is a blueprint in choosing the most appropriate college, making the right decisions while there, and ultimately marketing... (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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Brief History of Slavery (11 Edition)
Brief History of Slavery (11 Edition)
by Jeremy Black
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Slavery is as old as the world itself and expert and professor Jeremy Black will show that its history is one that is central to our understanding of the modern world. This essential guide is a new global history of slavery from ancient times to the... (read more)

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Slavery Today >canadian< (08 Edition)
Slavery Today >canadian< (08 Edition)
by Kevin Bales
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Forced to work in back-breaking, under- or unpaid jobs from agricultural work to prostitution, slaves today — men and women, old and young — are trapped in the same spiral of brutality and control they have endured for centuries, with one... (read more)

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Black Popular Culture (83 Edition)
Black Popular Culture (83 Edition)
by Michele Wallace
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The latest publication in the award-winning Discussions in Contemporary Culture series, Black Popular Culture gathers together an extraordinary array of critics, scholars, and cultural producers. 30 essays explore and debate current directions in film... (read more)

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Unbank the Fire : Visions for the Education of African American Children (94 Edition)
Unbank the Fire : Visions for the Education of African American Children (94 Edition)
by Janice E. Hale
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In her highly acclaimed work Black Children, Janice Hale argued that the difficulties many African American children have in school result from differences in learning style that are deeply rooted in African American culture. Now, in Unbank the Fire... (read more)

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Declining Significance of Race (3RD 12 Edition)
Declining Significance of Race (3RD 12 Edition)
by William J. Wilson
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When first published in 1980, The Declining Significance of Race immediately sparked controversy with its contentious thesis that race was becoming less of a deciding factor in the life chances of black Americans than class. This new edition of the... (read more)

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Sisters of Dust, Sisters of Spirit : Womanist Wordings on God and Creation (98 Edition)
Sisters of Dust, Sisters of Spirit : Womanist Wordings on God and Creation (98 Edition)
by Karen Baker-fletcher
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Karen Baker-Fletcher here seeks to recover and renew that strong historic tie of black peoples to the land, sometimes broken by migration and urbanization. Cultivating the ecological side of black womanism, she combines a keen awareness of environmental... (read more)

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Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson
Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson
by Paul Finkleman
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In this significant revision of his acclaimed work, Paul Finkelman places the problem of slavery in the context of early American politics and the making of the Constitution. He argues that slavery was a bone of contention from the first days of the... (read more)

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