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A Curse upon the Nation

Race, Freedom, and Extermination in America and the Atlantic World

by Kay Wright Lewis

<p>From the inception of slavery as a pillar of the Atlantic World economy, both Europeans and Africans feared their mass extermination by the other in a race war. In the United States, says Kay Wright Lewis, this ingrained dread nourished a ...

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A Fluid Frontier

Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland

by Karolyn Smardz Frost

As the major gateway into British North America for travelers on the Underground Railroad, the U.S./Canadian border along the Detroit River was a boundary that determined whether thousands of enslaved people of African descent could reach a ...

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A Union Indivisible

Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

by Michael D. Robinson

<p>Many accounts of the secession crisis overlook the sharp political conflict that took place in the Border South states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri. Michael D. Robinson expands the scope of this crisis to show how the fate of

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Abolition and Antislavery: A Historical Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

by Peter Hinks & John McKivigan

<p>The clearly and concisely written entries in this reference work chronicle the campaign to end human slavery in the United States, bringing to life the key events, leading figures, and socioeconomic forces in the history of American ...

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Abolitionizing Missouri

German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America

by Kristen Layne Anderson

<p>Historians have long known that German immigrants provided much of the support for emancipation in southern Border States. Kristen Layne Anderson's Abolitionizing Missouri, however, is the first analysis of the reasons behind that opposition ...

ISBN: 9780807161975

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African American Heritage Anthology #1

Ten books that exemplify courage and a willingness to fight against all odds and at any cost for what is right

by Frederick Douglass

<p>The history of African Americans is a long, grim history full of injustices and brutality. But it is also filled with courage and perseverance. Gathered here in this omnibus edition are ten books that exemplify courage and a willingness to ...

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Africans in the Old South

by Randy J. Sparks

<p>The Atlantic slave trade was the largest forced migration in history, yet most of its stories are lost. Randy Sparks examines the few remaining reconstructed experiences of West Africans who lived in the South between 1740 and 1860. Their ...

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After Appomattox

by Gregory P. Downs

<p>The Civil War did not end with Confederate capitulation in 1865. A second phase commenced which lasted until 1871—not Reconstruction but genuine belligerency whose mission was to crush slavery and create civil and political rights for freed ...

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Aiming for Pensacola

Fugitive Slaves on the Atlantic and Southern Frontiers

by Matthew J. Clavin

<p>Before the Civil War, slaves who managed to escape almost always made their way northward along the Underground Railroad. Matthew Clavin recovers the story of fugitive slaves who sought freedom by paradoxically sojourning deeper into the ...

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American Notes

by Charles Dickens

In 1842 Charles Dickens travelled to America. He wrote this travelogue of his experiences there, which is presented as much as a critique of the country as a tourist’s account. In particular, Dickens criticises the continued presence of the ...

ISBN: 9781781663592

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American Sectionalism in the British Mind, 1832-1863

by Peter O'Connor

<p>In <em>American Sectionalism in the British Mind, 1832–1863</em>, Peter O’Connor uses an innovative interdisciplinary approach to provide a corrective to simplified interpretations of British attitudes towards the United States during the ...

ISBN: 9780807168172

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American Slave Coast

A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry

by Ned Sublette & Constance Sublette

A wide-ranging, powerful, alternative vision of the history of the United States and how the slave-breeding industry shaped it The American Slave Coast tells the horrific story of how the slavery business in the United States made the ...

ISBN: 9781613748237

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American Slave Revolts and Conspiracies: A Reference Guide

A Reference Guide

by Kerry Walters

<p>Provides a comprehensive overview of 10 major slave revolts and examines how those uprisings and conspiracies impacted slaveholding colonies and states from 1663 to 1861.</p> <ul> <li></li> <li></li> <li>Offers an overview of American ...

ISBN: 9781610696609

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Amistad's Orphans

An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

by Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance

<div>The lives of six African children, ages nine to sixteen, were forever altered by the revolt aboard the Cuban schooner <i>La Amistad</i> in 1839. Like their adult companions, all were captured in Africa and illegally sold as slaves. In this ...

ISBN: 9780300210439

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An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species

by Thomas Clarkson

<p>This essay was honoured with the first prize in the University of Cambridge for the year 1785 and was influential for Clarkson's further career. Thomas Clarkson was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in ...

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Archaeologies of African American Life in the Upper Mid-Atlantic

by Keri J. Sansevere, Michael J. Gall, Ross Thomas Rava & others

<p><strong>New scholarship provides insights into the archaeology and cultural history of African American life from a collection of sites in the Mid-Atlantic.</strong></p> <p>This groundbreaking volume explores the archaeology of African ...

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Army Life in a Black Regiment

by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

<span><span>Thomas Wentworth Higginson was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s, identifying himself with disunion and militant ...

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Before Middle Passage: Translated Portuguese Manuscripts of Atlantic Slave Trading from West Africa to Iberian Territories, 1513-26

by Trevor P. Hall

<p>On the 20th of January 1526, the Santiago left Lisbon bound for Africa with a cargo of brass and tin bracelets, round bells, barber basins and cloth; by early October the ship was back in Portugal with a very different cargo, 108 enslaved ...

ISBN: 9781317175711

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Beyond Freedom

Disrupting the History of Emancipation

by Brenda Stevenson, Greg Downs, Carole Emberton & others

<p>This collection of eleven original essays interrogates the concept of freedom and recenters our understanding of the process of emancipation. Who defined freedom, and what did freedom mean to nineteenth-century African Americans, both during ...

ISBN: 9780820351476

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Beyond Freedom's Reach

by Adam Rothman

<p>After Union forces captured New Orleans in 1862, Rose Herera’s owners fled to Havana, taking her three children with them. Adam Rothman tells the story of Herera’s quest to rescue her children from bondage after the war. As the kidnapping ...

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