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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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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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After Appomattox

by Gregory P. Downs

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

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 ...

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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><p><ul></p><p><li>Offers an overview of American slave revolts and ...

ISBN: 9781610696609

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American Slavery: A Historical Exploration of Literature

A Historical Exploration of Literature

by Robert Felgar

<p>Utilizing key selections from American literature, this volume aligns with ELA Common Core Standards to give students a fresh perspective on and a keener understanding of slavery in the United States.</p><p>• Helps students understand classic

ISBN: 9781610696487

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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 ...

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An Autobiography: The Story of my Life and Work

by Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was a prominent leader of the African-American community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Washington was born into slavery but would become a prolific author who wrote about extensively about his life experiences ...

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Behind the Scenes

Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House

by Elizabeth Keckley

<DIV><B>The remarkable story of the former slave who became Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker and closest confidante</B><BR /><BR /> Born into slavery in Virginia, Elizabeth Keckley was whipped, sexually abused, and separated from her mother for ...

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Beyond Freedom's Reach

by Adam Rothman

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 case ...

ISBN: 9780674425156

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Blood and Earth

Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World

by Kevin Bales

<b>For readers of such crusading works of nonfiction as Katherine Boo’s <i>Beyond the Beautiful Forevers</i> and Tracy Kidder’s <i>Mountains Beyond Mountains</i> comes a powerful and captivating examination of two entwined global crises: ...

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Brethren by Nature

New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

by Margaret Ellen Newell

<p> In <em>Brethren by Nature</em>, Margaret Ellen Newell reveals a little-known aspect of American history: English colonists in New England enslaved thousands of Indians. Massachusetts became the first English colony to legalize slavery in ...

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Captives and Voyagers

Black Migrants across the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World

by Alexander X. Byrd

<P>Captives and Voyagers traces the departures, voyages, and landings of enslaved and free blacks who left their homelands in the eighteenth century for British colonies and examines how displacement and resettlement shaped migrant society and, ...

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Collaborating against Human Trafficking

Cross-Sector Challenges and Practices

by Kirsten Foot, University of Washington

<span><span>In the fight against human trafficking, cross-sector collaboration is vital—but often, systemic tensions undermine the effectiveness of these alliances. Kirsten Foot explores the most potent sources of such difficulties, offering ...

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Competing Visions of Empire

Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire

by Abigail L. Swingen

<div>Abigail L. Swingen’s insightful study provides a new framework for understanding the origins of the British Empire while exploring how England’s original imperial designs influenced contemporary English politics and debates about labor, ...

ISBN: 9780300189445

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Counterfeit Justice

The Judicial Odyssey of Texas Freedwoman Azeline Hearne

by Dale Baum

<P>For many of the forty years of her life as a slave, Azeline Hearne cohabitated with her wealthy, unmarried master, Samuel R. Hearne. She bore him four children, only one of whom survived past early childhood. When Sam died shortly after the ...

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Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope

by Jonathan M. Bryant

<p><em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Prize Finalist in History<br/> <br/> A dramatic work of historical detection illuminating one of the most significant—and long forgotten—Supreme Court cases in American history.</p> <p>In 1820, a suspicious ...

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Diary Of A Slave

by Calentine Williams Thompson

Dark like the skies on a moonless night, this is the color of our skin. Beautiful as the flowers on a spring day, this is the essence of my people. Black butterflies ... Watch us as we sail across the waters. No more can we spread our wings, for

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