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Slavery and Reform in West Africa: Toward Emancipation in Nineteenth-Century Senegal and the Gold Coast

by Trevor R. Getz Ohio University Press (April 20, 2004)

A series of transformations, reforms, and attempted abolitions of slavery form a core narrative of nineteenth-century coastal West Africa. As the region's role in Atlantic commercial networks underwent a gradual...


Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition

by Martin A. Klein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2014)

This second edition relates the long and brutal history of slavery and the struggle for abolition using several key features:

  • Chronology
  • Introductory essay
  • Appendixes
  • Bibliography
  • Over 500 cross-referenced entries...


The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865

by James J. Gigantino II University of Pennsylvania Press (September 15, 2014)

James J. Gigantino II shatters the easy dichotomy between free and slave states in early America. The Ragged Road to Abolition illustrates how slavery in New Jersey persisted until the ratification of the Thirteenth...


The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade

by Barbara L. Solow & Dale Tomich Lexington Books (May 27, 2014)

The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade places the sugar/slave/plantation complex of the British West Indies at the center of the Atlantic trading system, uniting the economies of western Europe,...


Survivors of Slavery: Modern-Day Slave Narratives

by Laura T. Murphy Columbia University Press (March 25, 2014)

Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives...


My Bondage and My Freedom

by Frederick Douglass Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Born a slave, Douglass became outspoken force in antislavery movement. The best of Douglass's autobiographies. Graphic description of slave life.


The Empire of Necessity

by Greg Grandin Metropolitan Books (January 13, 2014)

From the acclaimed author of Fordlandia, the story of a remarkable slave rebellion that illuminates America's struggle with slavery and freedom during the Age of Revolution and beyond

One morning in 1805, off...


Twelve Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup, Dean King & Vera J. Williams Skyhorse (November 19, 2013)

The incredible true story of the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue of Solomon Northup in the era before the Civil Warnow a major motion picture!

In 1841, Solomon Northup was a free man living in Saratoga Springs,...


An Imperfect God

by Henry Wiencek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2013)

An Imperfect God is a major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagement with American slavery

When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves free;...


The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island

by Mac Griswold Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 01, 2013)

Mac Griswold's The Manor is the biography of a uniquely American place that has endured through wars great and small, through fortunes won and lost, through histories bright and sinister?and of the family that...


From Human Trafficking to Human Rights: Reframing Contemporary Slavery

by Alison Brysk & Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick University of Pennsylvania Press (January 31, 2012)

In this volume a cast of experts demonstrates that it is time to recognize human trafficking as an issue of human rights and social justice, rooted in larger structural issues relating to the global economy,...


The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870

by Hugh Thomas Simon & Schuster (April 16, 2013)

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...


The Slaves' Gamble

by Gene Allen Smith St. Martin's Press (January 21, 2013)

Images of American slavery conjure up cotton plantations and African American slaves locked in bondage until the Civil War. Yet early on in the nineteenth century the state of slavery was very different, and...


Agency of the Enslaved: Jamaica and the Culture of Freedom in the Atlantic World

by D. A. Dunkley Lexington Books (December 07, 2012)

In this book, author D.A. Dunkley challenges the notion that enslavement fostered the culture of freedom in the former colonies of Western Europe in the Americas. Dunkley explores the importance of the agency...


Island on Fire

by Tom Zoellner & Mirron Willis Blackstone Publishing (January 19, 2021)

From a New York Times bestselling author, a gripping account of the slave rebellion that led to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire.

For five horrific weeks after Christmas in 1831, Jamaica was convulsed...


Slaves in the Family

by Edward Ball Macmillan Audio (January 21, 2019)

This program is read by the author.

Twenty years after this celebrated work of narrative nonfiction won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race, Slaves in the Family makes its...


The Forgotten Slave Trade

by Simon Webb Pen and Sword History (December 30, 2020)

Everybody knows about the transatlantic slave trade, which saw black Africans snatched from their homes, taken across the Atlantic Ocean and then sold into slavery. However, a century before Britain became involved...


South to Freedom

by Alice L Baumgartner Basic Books (November 09, 2020)

A brilliant and surprising account of the coming of the American Civil War, showing the crucial role of slaves who escaped to Mexico.

The Underground Railroad to the North promised salvation to many American...


Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around Washington, D.C.

by Jenny Masur & Stanley Harrold The History Press (January 21, 2019)

Many of the unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad lived and worked in Washington, D.C.

Men and women, black and white, operatives and freedom seekers - all demonstrated courage, resourcefulness and initiative....


Slavery & the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania

by Cooper H. Wingert The History Press (June 06, 2016)

Much like the rest of the nation, South Central Pennsylvania struggled with slavery. The institution lingered locally for more than fifty years, although it was virtually extinct everywhere else within Pennsylvania....


A History of James Island Slave Descendants & Plantation Owners

by Eugene Frazier Sr. The History Press (June 07, 2010)

James Island remains one of the few places in the United States where descendants of slaves can easily trace their roots to one of the seventeen slave plantations.

For many African Americans, it is hard to imagine...


Uncle Tom's Journey from Maryland to Canada

by Edna M. Troiano The History Press (January 21, 2019)

Josiah Henson was born into slavery in La Plata, Maryland, and auctioned off as a child to pay his owner's debt. After numerous trials and abuse, he earned the trust of his slaveholder by exhibiting intelligence...


James DeWolf and the Rhode Island Slave Trade

by Cynthia Mestad Johnson The History Press (April 01, 2014)

An unsettling story of corruption and exploitation in the Ocean State from slave ships to politics.

Over thirty thousand slaves were brought to the shores of colonial America on ships owned and captained by James...


Slavery in Wilkes County, North Carolina

by Larry J. Griffin The History Press (June 26, 2017)

Slavery is a tragic chapter in the history of Wilkes County with a lasting legacy. Prominent businessmen and celebrated civic leaders, like General William Lenoir and William Pitt Waugh, were among the county's...


Britain's War Against the Slave Trade

by Anthony Sullivan Frontline Books (April 30, 2020)

Long before recorded history, men, women and children had been seized by conquering tribes and nations to be employed or traded as slaves. Greeks, Romans, Vikings and Arabs were among the earliest of many peoples...


Slavery's Constitution

by David Waldstreicher Hill and Wang (June 21, 2010)

Taking on decades of received wisdom, David Waldstreicher has written the first book to recognize slavery's place at the heart of the U.S. Constitution. Famously, the Constitution never mentions slavery. And...


Twelve Years a Slave (the Original Book from Which the 2013 Movie '12 Years a Slave' Is Based) (Illustrated)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Engage Books (May 11, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...


Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup (AD Classic) (Illustrated)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Ad Classic (May 17, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...


Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated) (Two Pence books)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Two Pence Books (June 06, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...


Twelve Years a Slave: (Illustrated): With Five Interviews of Former Slaves (Sapling Books)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Sapling Books (June 18, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...


Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated) (Inkflight)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Inkflight (May 22, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...


12 Years a Slave: Now a Major Movie (Illustrated)

by Solomon Northup & N. Orr Engage Books (May 11, 2014)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was...


1619

by James Horn Basic Books (October 15, 2018)

The essential history of the extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in hand in colonial Virginia.

Along the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively...


The Half Has Never Been Told

by Edward E Baptist Basic Books (October 24, 2016)

A groundbreaking history demonstrating that America's economic supremacy was built on the backs of slaves

Americans tend to cast slavery as a pre-modern institution -- the nation's original sin, perhaps, but...


Madness Rules the Hour

by Paul Starobin PublicAffairs (April 10, 2017)

From Lincoln's election to secession from the Union, this compelling history explains how South Carolina was swept into a cultural crisis at the heart of the Civil War.

"The tea has been thrown overboard -- the...


No More War

by Dan Kovalik & S. Brian Willson Hot Books (April 14, 2020)

"Kovalik helps cut through the Orwellian lies and dissembling which make so-called 'humanitarian' intervention possible." —Oliver Stone

War is the fount of all the worst human rights violations?including...


'We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident...': An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roots of Racism and Slavery in America

by Kenneth N. Addison UPA (February 16, 2009)

'We hold these truths to be self evident_' An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Roots of Racism and Slavery in America delves into the philosophical, historical, socio/cultural and political evolution of racism...


The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa

by John Allembillah Azumah Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2014)

Thoughtful and challenging, this book argues for a reassessment of the role historically played by Islam in Africa, and offers new hope for in creased mutual understanding between African people of different...


Modern Slavery

by Kevin Bales, Zoe Trodd & Alex Kent Williamson Oneworld Publications (April 01, 2011)

Written by the world's leading experts and campaigners, Modern Slavery: A Beginner's Guide blends original research with shocking first-hand accounts from slaves themselves around the world to reveal the truth...


Slavery and Islam

by Jonathan A.C. Brown Oneworld Academic (March 05, 2020)

What happens when authorities you venerate condone something you know is wrong?

Every major religion and philosophy once condoned or approved of slavery, but in modern times nothing is seen as more evil. Americans...


It Wasn't About Slavery

by Samuel W. Mitcham Regnery History (January 14, 2020)

The Great Lie of the Civil War

If you think the Civil War was fought to end slavery, you’ve been duped. 

In fact, as distinguished military historian Samuel Mitcham argues in his provocative new book, It...


Sufferings in Africa

by James Riley & Brian Emerson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In this classic true adventure story, a young American sea captain named James Riley, shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in 1815, is captured by a band of nomadic Arabs and sold into slavery....


Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House

by Elizabeth Keckley & Bobbie Frohman Alcazar AudioWorks (February 20, 2014)

An autobiographical narrative, Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House traces ElizabethKeckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her timeas seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in...


Jump Ship to Freedom

The Half Has Never Been Told

by Edward E. Baptist & Ron Butler Blackstone Publishing (September 09, 2014)

In The Half Has Never Been Told, historian Edward E. Baptist reveals the alarming extent to which slavery shaped our country politically, morally, and most of all, economically. Until the Civil War, our chief...


1619

by James Horn & Dan Woren Basic Books (October 16, 2018)

The essential history of the extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in hand in colonial Virginia.

Along the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively...


High John de Conquer

by Zora Neale Hurston Wildside Press (April 24, 2019)

"Maybe, now, we used-to-be black African folks can be of some help to our brothers and sisters who have always been white. You will take another look at us and say that we are still black and, ethnologically...


Why Is the Negro Lynched: An African-American Heritage Book

by Frederick Douglass Wildside Press (April 11, 2019)

"Experience has taught us that it is sometimes wise and necessary to have more than two witnesses to bring out the whole truth. Especially is this the case where one of such witnesses has a powerful motive for...


Stark Mad Abolitionists

by Robert K. Sutton & Bob Dole Skyhorse (August 01, 2017)

A town at the center of the United States becomes the site of an ongoing struggle for freedom and equality.

In May, 1854, Massachusetts was in an uproar. A judge, bound by the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, had...


Work, Social Status, and Gender in Post-Slavery Mauritania

by Katherine Ann Wiley Indiana University Press (September 10, 2018)

1. This book is unique in the marketplace as the author is one of only a very few researchers doing work in Mauritania. It offers In-depth insight into the lives of female slave descendants in Mauritania and...