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BLACK COAL MINERS IN AMERICA: Race, Class, and Community Conflict, 1780-1980

By: Lewis, Ronald L.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1987

Seller ID: 116104

ISBN: 0813116104

Condition: 256 pages, illus., cloth, University Press of Kentucky


Reviews“A virtual cornucopia of riches. . . . A model of comparative history.”—Journal of Southern History “Challenging, well-written. . . . Provides much valuable evidence on the black experience in a major industry.”—Journal of Economic History View more info

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Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence: 1818-1913

By: Alice Moore Dunbar, editor

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 411427

ISBN: 0486411427

Condition: 384 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


This collection of speeches by prominent African-American leaders focuses on issues defining the black experience in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 51 selections focus on slavery, emigration to Africa, abolition, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow segregation. Speeches include Booker T. Washington's "Atlanta Compromise" address, W. E. B. Du Bois' discourse on training of Negroes for social reform, Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave Is the Fou... View more info

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A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology

By: Anne Elizabeth Yentsch

Price: $43.95

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: June 1994

Seller ID: 467308

ISBN: 0521467306

Condition: 469 pages, 234 x 156mm, 58 line diagrams 40 half-tones 44 tables 18 maps, paperback, Cambridge University Press


Analyzing the material remains left by Maryland's colonists in the eighteenth century in conjunction with historical records and works of art, archaeologists have reconstructed the daily life of the aristocratic British Calvert family, whose head was governor of Maryland. In this large household people from different cultures interacted, and English and West African lifestyles merged. Using this fascinating case study, Anne Yentsch illustrates the way in which historical... View more info

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Women's Slave Narratives

By: Annie L. Burton

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 445550

ISBN: 0486445550

Condition: 176 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


Remarkable stories of courage and perseverance For students of literature, history, and Afro-American studies Voices from Slavery is one of Dover's top sellers A compelling, authentic picture of women in slavery This compilation assembles the moving testimony of five black women's tribulations in captivity. Covering a wide range of narrative styles, and the prevalent themes of the time, the voices comprising this collection are authentic evocations of ha... View more info

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Twenty-two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman

By: Austin Steward

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 434494

ISBN: 0486434494

Condition: 240 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


Born a slave in Virginia in 1793, Austin Steward was transported--a few years later--to upper New York State by his master and then freed in 1813. Steward's revealing autobiography describes what America was like for a former slave who lived most of his life as a freeman in the North: help from abolitionist groups, years as a successful merchant in the Rochester area, his aid to fugitive slaves, and his support of a small ex-slave community in Canada. A study of one man'... View more info

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Social History of the American Negro

By: Benjamin Brawley

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 418219

ISBN: 0486418219

Condition: 448 pages, 5 3/8 x 8"


Definitive, scrupulously documented work by a distinguished black historian traces the history of African-Americans from the years of pre-colonial exploration through the turbulent period of slavery, rebellion, "emancipation," and the halting social progress of the early 20th century. View more info

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Refugees from Slavery: Autobiographies of Fugitive Slaves in Canada

By: Benjamin Drew, editor

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 434486

ISBN: 0486434486

Condition: 304 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


A book with enormous influence on twentieth-century historians A significant work in the abolitionist crusade Essential for students of American history and African-American studies In the mid-1850s, Boston abolitionist Benjamin Drew visited various Canadian towns, interviewing scores of refugees from Southern slave states and taking notes of what they had to say. For reasons of safety, he protected the identity of his informants and used fictitious names.... View more info

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So, Ye Want To Be A Reenactor? A Living History Handbook

By: Brenton C. Kemmer and Karen L. Kemmer

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: K1732

ISBN: 788417320

Condition: (2001), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 160 pp, paperback, Heritage Books


Whether you are wondering how to get started in reenacting, or a veteran of many encampments, this book has something for you! Learn how to select the time period that’s right for you, join a reenactment unit, get the clothing and equipment needed, and select the best events. The appendices contain lists of useful web sites, living history organizations, suggested reading, sample event schedules, a worksheet to help develop your own historical persona, and helpful form... View more info

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Adventures of an African Slaver

By: Captain Theodore Canot

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425126

ISBN: 0486425126

Condition: 464 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


Brimming with information on every aspect of the slave trade in the nineteenth century, this detailed account by a former captain of a slave ship accurately portrays the appalling machinery of commercial slavery. One of the few real, unexaggerated accounts of the slave trade by a participant, this volume contains the complete text of the author's original memoirs, gathered in 1954 from his journals, memoranda, and conversations. A slave trader for three decades, Captain ... View more info

Freedom at Risk: The Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America, 1780-1865

By: Carol Wilson

Price: $11.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c1994

Seller ID: 118581

ISBN: 0813192978

Condition: 184 pages, Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index, paperback, University Press of Kentucky


Reviews“Makes a significant contribution not only to the history of slavery but also to the history of free Black Americans before the Civil War. Many historians of slavery had already touched on the author's topic of kidnapping and enslaving free Black Americans, but none had made a serious study of that subject.”—Journal of American History“Raises important questions."—Slavery and Abolition View more info

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The Mis-Education of the Negro

By: Carter Woodson

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 445585

ISBN: 0486445585

Condition: 144 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


A perennial best-seller by the "Father of Black History" Essential for educators, students of the African-American experience Landmark work by a pioneering crusader of black education In 1933, Carter Woodson (1875-1950) delivered a powerful and prophetic denouncement of "Euro-centric" school curricula that still rings true. Woodson inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture... View more info

In Old Virginia: Slavery, Farming, and Society in the Journal of John Walker

By: Claudia L. Bushman

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 867258

ISBN: 0-8018-6725-8

Condition: 336 pages, 4 halftones and 7 line drawings, hardback, Johns Hopkins University Press


In 1824, John Walker purchased a 500-acre farm in King and Queen County, Virginia, and began working it with a dozen slaves. The son of a local politician and planter who grew tobacco, Walker lost status when he became a devout Methodist, raised wheat, and treated his slaves like brothers and sisters. He also kept a detailed and fascinating journal.Drawing on this forty-three-year chronicle, Claudia L. Bushman provides a richly illuminating study, a microhistory that... View more info

CD: Indiana African Heritage

By: Coy D. Robbins

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD2324

ISBN: 078842324X

Condition: 2003, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, v5, PC and Mac, 671 pp, Heritage Books


Contains the following three volumes:“Forgotten Hoosiers: African Heritage in Orange County, Indiana” (1994)--This well-researched book presents the story of pioneers of color, primarily from North Carolina and Virginia, who bought land in Orange County. Fifteen chapters cover the founding the Lick Creek Settlement, plus abstracts of land, marriages, wills, estates, indentures and apprenticeships, and certificates of freedom records (1823-1851). This volume also prov... View more info

Reclaiming African Heritage at Salem, Indiana

By: Coy D. Robbins

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: R0325

ISBN: 788403257

Condition: (1995), 2004, 8½x11, paper, 234 pp, Heritage Books


Preserving a little-known slice of Hoosier and Midwestern history of the early nineteenth century, this well-researched book chronicles the development of racially segregated communities as increasing constraints were placed on minorities in Washington County, Indiana, where Salem is the seat of government. It is an excellent study of free African Americans from Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia who settled in this region. The author presents abundant genealogical, ... View more info

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African Americans in Minnesota

By: David Vassar Taylor; foreword by Bill Holm.

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: c2002

Seller ID: 514203

ISBN: 0873514203

Condition: 112 pages, 6 x 9, , 61 b&w illus., reading list, notes, index, paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press


While making up a smaller percentage of Minnesota's population compared to national averages, African Americans have had a profound influence on the history and culture of the state from its earliest days to the present. In African Americans in Minnesota, author David Vassar Taylor chronicles the rich history of Blacks in the state through careful analysis of census and housing records, newspaper records, and first-person accounts. He recounts their triumphs and struggle... View more info

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Register of Free Blacks, Rockingham County, Virginia, 1807-1859

By: Dorothy A. Boyd-Rush

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B3658

ISBN: 1556136587

Condition: (1992), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 266 pp, Heritage Books


The Register of Free Blacks kept by the clerks of Rockingham County from 1807 to 1859 is one of the most conscientiously-kept records of the Commonwealth. Here, the register has been transcribed, providing researchers with a valuable data source. A typical entry contains the subject's name, date of registration, physical description and details of emancipation. While all free blacks were officially required to register every year in the cities and every three years in th... View more info

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In View of the Great Want of Labor: The Legislative History on Employment of African Americans in the Confederate States of America

By: E. Renee Ingram

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: I9018

ISBN: 1585490180

Condition: (1999), 2002, 8½x11, paper, index, 237 pp, Heritage Books


Legislation enacted by both the General Assembly of Virginia and the Confederate Congress along with Confederate war records reflected the African American’s participation, free and enslaved, to meet the Confederacy’s agricultural, military, and technological demands. Compiled from records at the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, In View of the Great Want of Labor includes a chronology of the Confederacy’s Legislative Session... View more info

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Maroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas [third edition]

By: edited, with a new preface, by Richard Price

Price: $20.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 1996

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 854962

ISBN: 0-8018-5496-2

Condition: 445 pages, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


Now in its twenty-fifth anniversary edition, Maroon Societies is a systematic study of the communities formed by escaped slaves in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. These societies ranged from small bands that survived less than a year to powerful states encompassing thousands of members and surviving for generations and even centuries. The volume includes eyewitness accounts written by escaped slaves and their pursuers, as well as modern historical an... View more info

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Slave Songs of the United States

By: Editor: William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 285731

ISBN: 0486285731

Condition: 176 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


This 1867 landmark book represents the first systematic effort to collect and preserve the songs sung by the plantation slaves of the Old South. Most of the 130 songs, arranged by geographic area, were recorded directly from the singers themselves. Includes the melody line and all known verses to each song, directions for singing, and a commentary on each. View more info

Slaves in the Family

By: Edward Ball

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Ballantine Books / Random House: January 2002

Seller ID: 431059

ISBN: 0345431057

Condition: 544 pages, paperback, Ballantine Books / Random House


Edward Ball, descendant of a seventeenth-century plantation owner in Charleston, South Carolina, chronicles the lives of the people who lived in his ancestors' lands: the African slaves, mulatto children, and his own white landowning relatives. This is the story of black and white families living side by side through three hundred years. As Ball searches out descendants of the slaves his family owned, he confronts his own fears and prejudices about slavery and his family... View more info