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William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press The first full-length biography of William Still, one of the most important leaders of the Underground Railroad. William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia is the first major biography of the free...
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Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition
Publisher: Penguin Books A new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to Reconstruction, curated by the Schomburg Center. Unsung makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a...
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The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America
Publisher: Basic Books An award-winning historian reveals the harrowing forgotten story of America's internal slave trade—and its role in the making of America.Slave traders are peripheral figures in most histories of American slavery. But these men—who trafficked and sold over...
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Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for HistoryThe unforgettable saga of one enslaved woman's fight for justice--and reparationsBorn into slavery, Henrietta Wood was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed in 1848. In 1853, a Kentucky deputy...
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Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home
Publisher: 37 Ink This “superbly researched and engaging” (The Wall Street Journal) true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South—and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors...
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South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War
Publisher: Basic Books 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 slaves before the Civil...
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Slave Stealers: True Accounts of Slave Rescues: Then and Now
Publisher: Shadow Mountain In the 1800s American South, Harriet Jacobs is enslaved and tormented by a cruel master. He relentlessly attempts to force her into a sexual union, and, when rebuffed, he separates her from her children and spends a...
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River of Blood: American Slavery from the People Who Lived It: Interviews & Photographs of Formerly Enslaved African Americans
Publisher: Cityfiles Press In the late 1930s, the federal government embarked on an unusual project. As a part of the Works Progress Administration's efforts to give jobs to unemployed Americans, government workers tracked down 3,000 men and women who had...
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Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo
Publisher: Amistad Press New York Times Bestseller •  TIME Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2018 • New York Public Library’s Best Book of 2018 • NPR’s Book Concierge Best Book of 2018 • Economist Book of the Year •’s Best Books of 2018 • Audible’s Best of the Year • BookRiot’s Best Audio Books of 2018 • The...
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All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
Publisher: Random House A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft an extraordinary testament to people who are left out of the archives.“A history told with brilliance and...
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A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation's Founding to the Civil War
Publisher: Yale University Press Winner of the Mark Lynton Prize in History—the story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history"A rich, roiling history that Thomas recounts with eloquence and skill. . . . The...
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Maroon Comix: Origins and Destinies
Supplier: PM Press Escaping slavery in the Americas, maroons made miracles in the mountains, summoned new societies in the swamps, and forged new freedoms in the forests. They didn’t just escape and steal from plantations—they also planted and harvested polycultures....
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How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America
Publisher: Little Brown and Company Instant #1 New York Times bestseller. "The Atlantic writer drafts a history of slavery in this country unlike anything you’ve read before” (Entertainment Weekly).Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of...
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Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
Publisher: 37 Ink A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful story about a daring woman of “extraordinary grit” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to...
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