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Slavery & abolition of slavery books

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American Slavery As It Is Selections from the Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses by Theodore Dwight Weld American Slavery As It Is Selections from the Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Pathways from Slavery British and Colonial Mobilizations in Global Perspective by Seymour Drescher Pathways from Slavery British and Colonial Mobilizations in Global Perspective

Seymour Drescher's regular, deeply-thought and carefully nuanced arguments have periodically reshaped how we think of the subject of the history of slavery itself. He has discussed the impact of economic and cultural factors on human behaviour and has shown that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade A Transnational and Comparative History by Ana Lucia (Howard University, USA) Araujo Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade A Transnational and Comparative History
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Slavery and the Atlantic slave trade are among the most heinous crimes against humanity committed in the modern era. Yet, to this day no former slave society in the Americas has paid reparations to former slaves or their descendants. European...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade A Transnational and Comparative History by Ana Lucia (Howard University, USA) Araujo Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade A Transnational and Comparative History
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Slavery and the Atlantic slave trade are among the most heinous crimes against humanity committed in the modern era. Yet, to this day no former slave society in the Americas has paid reparations to former slaves or their descendants. European...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Weeping Time Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History by Anne C. (Binghamton University, State University of New York) Bailey The Weeping Time Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History
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This book traces the lives of slaves before, during, and after the largest slave auction in US history in 1859.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Weeping Time Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History by Anne C. (Binghamton University, State University of New York) Bailey The Weeping Time Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History
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This book traces the lives of slaves before, during, and after the largest slave auction in US history in 1859.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Forgotten Emancipator James Mitchell Ashley and the Ideological Origins of Reconstruction by Rebecca E. Zietlow The Forgotten Emancipator James Mitchell Ashley and the Ideological Origins of Reconstruction

Zietlow explores the ideological origins of Reconstruction and the constitutional changes in this era through the life of James Ashley.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery by P. Hunt Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery

An exciting study of ancient slavery in Greece and Rome This book provides an introduction to pivotal issues in the study of classical (Greek and Roman) slavery.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2017

Coming Soon

Slavery's Borderland Freedom and Bondage Along the Ohio River by Matthew Salafia Slavery's Borderland Freedom and Bondage Along the Ohio River

By centering the practical and figurative significance of the Ohio River as a political border, a cultural boundary, and an artery of movement and economy that gave form to the region, Matthew Salafia sheds light on peculiarities of labor and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/11/2017

Pictures and Power Imaging and Imagining Frederick Douglass 1818-2018 by Celeste-Marie Bernier Pictures and Power Imaging and Imagining Frederick Douglass 1818-2018

Pictures and Power: Imaging and Imagining Frederick Douglass 1818-2018 is the result of decades of collaborations and conversations among academics, artists, and activists living and working in the UK and the US. For the first time, contributors map Douglass' eclectic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Interesting Narrative by Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative

The Interesting Narrative is a first-hand account of the horrors of slavery, published on the eve of the British abolition debate in 1789. The most important African autobiography of the 18th century, it recounts Equiano's adventures on land and sea....
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2017

Slave Traders by Invitation West Africa in the Era of Trans-Atlantic Slavery by Finn Fuglestad Slave Traders by Invitation West Africa in the Era of Trans-Atlantic Slavery

A frank reassessment of agency in the West African slave trade, exposing how local polities, not European interlopers, called the shots.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

African Lace-bark in the Caribbean The Construction of Race, Class and Gender by Steeve O. (Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA) Buckridge African Lace-bark in the Caribbean The Construction of Race, Class and Gender
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In Caribbean history, the European colonial plantocracy created a cultural diaspora in which African slaves were torn from their ancestral homeland. In order to maintain vital links to their traditions and culture, slaves retained certain customs and nurtured them in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Price for Their Pound of Flesh The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation by Daina Ramey Berry Price for Their Pound of Flesh The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Volume 1, The Sources by Alice Bellagamba African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Volume 1, The Sources

This book uses primary sources to capture the ways Africans experienced and were influenced by the slave trade.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2018

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Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery by P. Hunt Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery

An exciting study of ancient slavery in Greece and Rome This book provides an introduction to pivotal issues in the study of classical (Greek and Roman) slavery.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2017

Laborers and Enslaved Workers Experiences in Common in the Making of Rio de Janeiro's Working Class, 1850-1920 by Marcelo Badaro Mattos Laborers and Enslaved Workers Experiences in Common in the Making of Rio de Janeiro's Working Class, 1850-1920

This volume analyzes the diverse labor arrangements and associative life of Rio's working class, from which emerged the strategies that workers free and unfree pursued against oppression.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House by Jesse Holland The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House

Now in paperback! The Invisibles chronicles the African American presence inside the White House from 1782 until 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. During these years, slaves were the only African Americans to whom the most powerful...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Slave Narratives From the Deep South by nc. Dover Publications Slave Narratives From the Deep South


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Notorious Massacre At Calabar In 1767 by David Imbua, Paul Lovejoy, Randy Sparks The Notorious Massacre At Calabar In 1767
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

The Memory Of The Slave Trade International Comparative Perspectives by Abdoulaye Gueye The Memory Of The Slave Trade International Comparative Perspectives


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolution Reform, Revolution, and Royalism in the Northern Andes, 1780-1825 by Marcela (Yale University, Connecticut) Echeverri Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolution Reform, Revolution, and Royalism in the Northern Andes, 1780-1825
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Rethinks the temporal, spatial, and conceptual boundaries that conventionally structure historical narratives about the Age of Revolution in Latin America.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

In the Forests of Freedom The Fighting Maroons of Dominica by Lennox Honychurch In the Forests of Freedom The Fighting Maroons of Dominica

A stirring account of how a displaced and enslaved people fought to create a free and self-sufficient society on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Nat Turner's Rebellion by John V. Quarstein Nat Turner's Rebellion

In 1831, a literate, enslaved African American man organized the largest slave revolt in American history a violent step toward Emancipation that lit the fires of abolitionism and the Civil War
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2017

Concubines and Courtesans Women and Slavery in Islamic History by Matthew S. (Professor of History, Miami University) Gordon Concubines and Courtesans Women and Slavery in Islamic History
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Concubines and Courtesans contains sixteen essays on enslaved and freed women across medieval and pre-modern Islamic social history. The essays consider questions of slavery, gender, social networking, cultural production, sexuality, Islamic family law, and religion in the shaping of Near...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean by Randy M. Browne Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean

Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean depicts the human drama in which enslaved Africans struggled against their enslavers and environment, and one another. The book reorients Atlantic slavery studies by revealing how social relationships, cultural practices, and political strategies reflected...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

Slavery and Silence Latin America and the U.S. Slave Debate by Paul D. Naish Slavery and Silence Latin America and the U.S. Slave Debate

In the thirty-five years before the Civil War, as it became increasingly difficult for those outside the world of politics to have frank and open discussions about slavery, Paul D. Naish argues that many Americans displaced their most provocative criticisms...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic by Jerome C. (University of Pittsburgh, USA) Branche Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic
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Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic is an interdisciplinary collection of essays of wide historical and geographic scope which engages the legacy of diaspora, colonialism and slavery. The contributors explore the confrontation between Africa's forced migrants...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2017

Slavery in the City Architecture and Landscapes of Urban Slavery in North America by Rebecca Ginsburg Slavery in the City Architecture and Landscapes of Urban Slavery in North America

Countering the widespread misconception that slavery existed only on plantations, and that urban areas were immune from its impacts, Slavery in the City is the first volume to deal exclusively with the impact of North American slavery on urban design...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

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