Twelve Years a Slave
A Citizen of New-york, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation Near the Red River, in Louisiana
Paperback ISBN: 1631065068
Originally published in 1853, Twelve Years a Slave is a haunting portrayal of stolen freedom and brutal life on the sugar and cotton plantations of the Deep South. Landowner, carpenter, and skilled violinist Solomon Northup is living comfortably with his wife and children in Saratoga, New York, when two circus promoters offer him work as a traveling musician. They then drug and kidnap him, and Northup is sold into slavery and transported to Louisiana, spending twelve grueling years in captivity, at the whim of several ruthless slave owners. With its gripping and horrendous accounts of slave life in the Deep South, Solomon Northup’s seminal memoir is now available as an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.
Lose Your Mother
A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route
Paperback ISBN: 0374531153
Following a trail taken by captives from the heart of Ghana to the Atlantic coast, the author of Scenes of Subjection draws on her own lack of genealogy to trace the history of the slave trade and to assess the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African-American history. Reprint.
William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
Paperback ISBN: 0061173886
Traces the life story of the English abolitionist from his birth, to the religious conversion that led to his life of activism, to his twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, and his role in ending slavery in the British colonies.
Be Free or Die
The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero
Paperback ISBN: 1250183898
"A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history. Robert Smalls' astounding heroism during the Civil War helped convince Lincoln and the country that African Americans were extraordinarily capable of fighting for their freedom. Lineberry has produced a triumph in this heroic story that illuminates our country's ongoing struggles with race." —Henry Louis Gates, Jr, Professor in American History Harvard University and Executive Producer of Finding Your Roots “Be Free or Die makes you want to stand up and cheer. Cate Lineberry has done us all a great service by telling this incredibly moving, thrilling, and important story about an American hero who deserves to be remembered, and admired.
Bound for Canaan
The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, Americas's First Civil Rights Movement
Paperback ISBN: 0060524316
A history of the Underground Railroad as the movement reflected America's moral complexities and political divisiveness offers insight into the role played by the nation's westward expansion, the spiritual beliefs that motivated each side of the conflict, and the efforts of black and white citizens to save tens of thousands of lives. By the author of Killing the White Man's Indian. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing
The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland
Hardcover ISBN: 1635572614
From Harriet Tubman all the way to Black Lives Matter, an unflinching history and searing narrative honors the experiences of black women freedom fighters who have braved violence, scorn, despair and isolation in order to lodge their protests. (United States history). (This book was also included in the December 2018 issue of Forecast.)
Bury the Chains
Prophets And Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
Paperback ISBN: 0618619070
The author of King Leopold's Ghost offers a stirring account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world. Reprint.
Darwin's Sacred Cause
Hardcover ISBN: 0547055269
Explores the important influence of abolitionism and Darwin's hatred of slavery on the development of his theory of evolution, in a study that examines the scientist's theories about human origins and the moral center of his evolutionary work.
The Dawn of Detroit
A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits
Paperback ISBN: 1620974819
2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Co-Winner 2018 John Hope Franklin Prize Finalist 2018 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award (Nonfiction) Winner 2018 American Book Award Winner 2018 Harriet Tubman Prize Finalist Longlisted for the 2018 Cundill History Prize 2018 Merle Curti Social History Award Winner 2018 James A. Rawley Prize Co-Winner A New York Times Editor