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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


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


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


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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Refugees from Slavery: Autobiographies of Fugitive Slaves in Canada

By: Benjamin Drew, editor

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 434486


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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Adventures of an African Slaver

By: Captain Theodore Canot

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425126


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

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


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

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History of the Underground Railroad as it Was Conducted by the Anti-Slavery League, Including Many Thrilling Encounters Between Those Aiding the Slaves to Escape and Those Trying to Recapture Them

By: Col. William M. Cockrum

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: C0391


The Underground Railroad was instrumental in facilitating the escape of 500-1,000 blacks per year from the South to Canada. Many left from various points in Kentucky and crossed Indiana and Michigan en route to freedom. This work is primarily concerned with the traffic through Indiana, and the exciting events it engendered. It includes a map showing the routes used, and photos of some of the activists in the Anti-Slavery League. The author also wrote the Pioneer History ... 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


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


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


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

Register of Free Negroes and of Dower Slaves, Brunswick County, Virginia, 1803-1850

By: Frances Holloway Wynne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: W3608


During the colonial period of virginia, free Negroes had to register with the county of residence or run the risk of being apprehended and sold as slaves. This is a verbatim transcript showing name, age, distinguishing marks, free birth or emancipation (and by whom), and date. A few show previous residencies and occupation. Although the practice ceased in 1865, no registrations have been found in Brunswick County for the period 1850-1865. Map of area showing contiguo... View more info

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Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb: An American Slave

By: Henry Bibb, Lucius Matlack

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 44127X


First published in 1849 and long unavailable, this remarkable narrative records the life of a former slave who, in 1825, at the age of ten, made his first attempt to escape from slavery. Eventually successful in gaining his freedom, he received an abbreviated education and joined the antislavery movement. Henry Bibb's compelling autobiography describes slave folkways in detail, tells of desperate efforts to recover his wife and child, and presents a touching self-portrai... View more info

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District of Columbia Runaway and Fugitive Slave Cases, 1848-1863

By: Jerry M. Hynson

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H0069


The author is the 2002 James Dent Walker Award Winner. District of Columbia Department of Corrections Runaway Slave Book 1848-1863 and United States District Court for the District of Columbia Fugitive Slave Cases 1862-1863. The enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 created these records in the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia. Entries for the section on the Department of Correction records give name of slave, date committed and under whose orders; also ... View more info

The Kidnapped and the Ransomed: The Narrative of Peter and Vina Still after Forty Years of Slavery

By: Kate E. R. Pickard Introduction by Rev. Samuel J. May With an essay on Jews in the antislavery movement by Maxwell Whiteman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1995

Seller ID: 292333


"Mrs. Pickard's ability to turn Peter Still's life into a narrative that faithfully reflected the miseries and the horrors of plantation slavery places it among the outstanding accounts of slave life."-Maxwell Whiteman, in his introductory essay.Originally published in 1856, The Kidnapped and the Ransomed is the personal recollection of Peter Still, a black slave. He was stolen as a child from his home in New Jersey, yoked to servitude for more than forty yea... View more info

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When I Was a Slave: Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection

By: Norman R. Yetman

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 420701


More than 2,000 interviews with former slaves, who, in blunt, simple language, provide often-startling first-person accounts of their lives in bondage. Includes some of the most detailed, compelling, and engrossing life histories in the Slave Narrative Collection, a project funded by the U.S. Government. An illuminating source of information that not only tells about life in the South before, during, and after the Civil War but also preserves the opinions and perspective... View more info

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1850 Fairfax County and Loudoun County, Virginia, Slave Schedule

By: Patricia B. Duncan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0820


These records were transcribed from National Archives microfilms of the Fairfax County, Virginia, and Loudoun County, Virginia, Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Second Series, Slave Population. Each page contains two columns of entries which contain some or all of the following information: Names of slave owners, page number, number of slave, age, sex, color, fugitive from the state, number manumitted, deaf & dumb, blind, insane or i... View more info

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1850 Fauquier County, Virginia, Slave Schedule

By: Patricia B. Duncan

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0819


These records were transcribed from National Archives microfilms of the Fauquier County, Virginia, Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Second Series, Slave Population. Each page contains two columns of entries which contain some or all of the following information: Names of slave owners, page number, number of slave, age, sex, color, fugitive from the state, number manumitted, deaf & dumb, blind, insane or idiotic. A full name index giv... View more info

1860 Loudoun County, Virginia, Slave Schedule

By: Patricia B. Duncan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0866


These records were transcribed from the Loudoun County, Virginia Population Schedules of the Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Slave Population. Each page contains six columns of entries which contain some or all of the following information: Names of slave owners, page number, number of slave, age, gender, color, fugitive from the state, number manumitted, deaf & dumb, insane or idiotic. A full name index gives ready access to all of the names. View more info

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Cash For Blood: The Baltimore to New Orleans Domestic Slave Trade

By: Ralph Clayton

Price: $48.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: C2235


The demand for slave labor increased dramatically in the first decade of the 19th century due to the invention of the cotton gin and the consequent expansion of cotton plantations in the South. In 1808 it became illegal to import slaves from Africa, however Maryland and Virginia were experiencing a “superabundance” of slaves at this time and slave owners were faced with the options of renting, freeing, or selling their excess labor. Freed slaves gravitated to large c... View more info

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The Most Dangerous Branch: Slavery, the Courts and the Constitution

By: Randall C. Young

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: Y3226


A comprehensive history of the Federal jurisprudence of slavery, The Most Dangerous Branch offers a unique perspective on slavery as an American institution. This thorough review of all-but-forgotten pleas for freedom will challenge many popularly held beliefs about American history, including the meaning of the Constitution, the South's purported quest for states' rights, and the limits of modern judicial authority. It will also change how many people feel about the rol... View more info