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.
New York Burning
Liberty, Slavery, And Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
Paperback ISBN: 1400032261
A chronicle of an alleged eighteenth-century slave conspiracy to destroy New York City explores the social and political climate of the 1730s and 1740s and the implications of the conspiracy in terms of American politics and history.
Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State
Paperback ISBN: 1681341352
"From the 1840s through the end of the Civil War, leading Minnesotans invited slaveholders and their wealth into the free territory and free state of Minnesota, enriching the area's communities and residents. Dozens of southern slaveholders and people raised in slaveholding families purchased land and backed Minnesota businesses. Slaveholders' wealth was invested in some of the state's most significant institutions and provided a financial foundation for several towns and counties. And the money generated by Minnesota investments flowed both ways, supporting some of the South's largest plantations. Christopher Lehman has brought to light this hidden history of northern complicity in building slaveholder wealth"--
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.
American Slavery 1619-1877
Paperback ISBN: 0809016303
The single best short survey in America, now updated. Includes a New Preface and Afterward In terms of accessibility and comprehensive coverage, Kolchin's American Slavery is a singularly important achievement. Now updated to address a decade of new scholarship, the book includes a new preface, afterword, and revised and expanded bibliographic essay. It remains the best book to introduce a subject of profound and lasting importance, one that lies at the center of American history.
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.