Books in category Social Science – Slavery

  • Narrative of the Life of an American Slave

    Narrative of the Life of an American Slave
    Frederick Douglass

    This volume, the most famous of all slave narratives, written by the most towering black figure of the nineteenth century, is both literature and historical analysis.

  • FREDERICK DOUGLASSâ NARRATIVE â Memoirs of an American Slave Freedom Fighter Statesman

    FREDERICK DOUGLASS’ NARRATIVE – Memoirs of an American Slave, Freedom Fighter & Statesman
    Frederick Douglass

    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (1845) is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.

  • African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade

    African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade
    Anne Bailey

    In this watershed book, historian Anne C. Bailey focuses on memories of the trade from the African perspective.

  • The Transformation of American Abolitionism

    The Transformation of American Abolitionism
    Richard S. Newman

    Newman traces the abolition movement's transformation from the American Revolution to 1830, showing how what began in late-18th-century Pennsylvania as an elite movement espousing gradual legal reform had by the 1830s become a radical, …

  • Sugar

    Sugar
    James Walvin

    This is exactly what Walvin helps us to do.

  • A History of Slavery and Emancipation in Iran 1800 1929

    A History of Slavery and Emancipation in Iran, 1800-1929
    Behnaz A. Mirzai

    Drawing on extensive archival research in Iran, Tanzania, England, and France, as well as fieldwork and interviews in Iran, Behnaz A. Mirzai offers the first history of slavery in modern Iran from the early nineteenth century to …

  • Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean

    Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean
    Randy M. Browne

    In Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean, Randy M. Browne looks past the familiar numbers of life and death and into a human drama in which enslaved Africans and their descendants struggled to survive against their enslavers, their …

  • The End of Slavery in Africa

    The End of Slavery in Africa
    Suzanne Miers, Richard L. Roberts

    This is the first comprehensive assessment of the end of slavery in Africa.

  • The Great Heart of the Republic

    The Great Heart of the Republic
    Adam Arenson

    While standard accounts frame the coming of the Civil War as strictly a conflict between the North and the South who were competing to expand their way of life, Arenson shifts the focus to the distinctive culture and politics of the …

  • Sites of Slavery

    Sites of Slavery
    Salamishah Tillet

    In Sites of Slavery Salamishah Tillet examines how contemporary African American artists and intellectuals—including Annette Gordon-Reed, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Bill T. Jones, Carrie Mae Weems, and Kara Walker—turn to the subject of …

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