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Maroon Societies
Maroon Societies
Written by Richard Price
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307820471
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Maroon Societies
Rebel Slave Communities in the America
Written by Richard Price


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2013
Price: $14.99

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... Read more >
Gather at the Table
Gather at the Table
Written by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Morgan
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ISBN: 9780807014448
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Gather at the Table
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
Written by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Morgan


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $16.00

Two people—a black woman and a white man—confront the legacy of slavery and racism head-on
 
“We embarked on this journey because we believe America must overcome the racial barriers that divide us, the barriers that drive us to strike out at one another out of ignorance and fear. To do nothing... Read more >
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The Long Walk to Freedom
The Long Walk to Freedom
Written by Devon W. Carbado, Foreword by Donald Weise
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807069097
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The Long Walk to Freedom
Runaway Slave Narratives
Written by Devon W. Carbado
Foreword by Donald Weise


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $20.00

In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and... Read more >
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The American Crucible
The American Crucible
Written by Robin Blackburn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681060
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The American Crucible
Slavery, Emancipation And Human Rights
Written by Robin Blackburn


Format: Trade Paperback, 520 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

The American Crucible furnishes a vivid and authoritative history of the rise and fall of slavery in the Americas. For over three centuries enslavement promoted the rise of capitalism in the Atlantic world. The New World became the crucible for a succession of fateful experiments in colonization, silver mining, plantation agriculture, racial enslavement, colonial rebellion... Read more >
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The American Crucible
Slavery, Emancipation And Human Rights
Written by Robin Blackburn


Format: eBook, 520 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

The American Crucible furnishes a vivid and authoritative history of the rise and fall of slavery in the Americas. For over three centuries enslavement promoted the rise of capitalism in the Atlantic world. The New World became the crucible for a succession of fateful experiments in colonization, silver mining, plantation agriculture, racial enslavement, colonial rebellion... Read more >
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The Ruling Race
The Ruling Race
Written by James Oakes
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ISBN: 9780307828132
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The Ruling Race

Written by James Oakes


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $16.99

This pathbreaking social history of the slaveholding South marks a turn in our understanding of antebellum America and the coming of the Civil War. Oakes's bracing analysis breaks the myth that slaveholders were a paternalistic aristocracy dedicated to the values of honor, race, and section. Instead they emerge as having much... Read more >
Slavery And Freedom
Slavery And Freedom
Written by James Oakes
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828149
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Slavery And Freedom
An Interpretation of the Old South
Written by James Oakes


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $10.99

This pathbreaking interpretation of the slaveholding South begins with the insight that slavery and freedom were not mutually exclusive but were intertwined in every dimension of life in the South. James Oakes traces the implications of this insight for relations between masters and slaves, slaveholders and non-slaveholders, and for the rise... Read more >
Snow-Storm in August
Snow-Storm in August
Written by Jefferson Morley
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ISBN: 9780307477484
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Snow-Storm in August
The Struggle for American Freedom and Washington's Race Riot of 1835
Written by Jefferson Morley


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.00

In 1835, the city of Washington simmered with racial tension as newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, outnumbering slaves for the first time. Among the enslaved was nineteen-year-old Arthur Bowen, who stumbled home drunkenly one night, picked up an axe, and threatened his owner, respected socialite Anna Thornton...

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Gather at the Table
Gather at the Table
Written by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Morgan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807014417
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Gather at the Table
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
Written by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Morgan


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $25.95

Two people—a black woman and a white man—confront the legacy of slavery and racism head-on
 
“We embarked on this journey because we believe America must overcome the racial barriers that divide us, the barriers that drive us to strike out at one another out of ignorance and fear. To do nothing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Gather at the Table
The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade
Written by Thomas Norman DeWolf and Sharon Morgan


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $25.95

Two people—a black woman and a white man—confront the legacy of slavery and racism head-on
 
“We embarked on this journey because we believe America must overcome the racial barriers that divide us, the barriers that drive us to strike out at one another out of ignorance and fear. To do nothing... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Slave and Citizen
Slave and Citizen
Written by Frank Tannenbaum
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307826558
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Slave and Citizen

Written by Frank Tannenbaum


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $9.99

Slave & Citizen deals with one of the most intriguing problems presented by the development of the New World: the contrast between the legal and social positions of the Negro in the United States and in Latin America. It is well-known that in Brazil and in the Caribbean area, Negroes do... Read more >
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The Long Walk to Freedom
The Long Walk to Freedom
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807069127
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The Long Walk to Freedom
Runaway Slave Narratives
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $28.95

In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
The Long Walk to Freedom
Runaway Slave Narratives
Edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $28.95

In this groundbreaking compilation of first-person accounts of the runaway slave phenomenon, editors Devon Carbado and Donald Weise have recovered twelve narratives spanning eight decades—more than half of which have been long out of print. Told in the voices of the runaway slaves themselves, these narratives reveal the extraordinary and often... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Snow-Storm in August
Snow-Storm in August
Written by Jefferson Morley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385533379
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Snow-Storm in August
Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
Written by Jefferson Morley


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $28.95

A gripping narrative history of the explosive events that drew together Francis Scott Key, Andrew Jackson, and an 18-year-old slave on trial for attempted murder.

In 1835, the city of Washington pulsed with change. As newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, free blacks outnumbered slaves for the first...

Read more >
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Snow-Storm in August
Snow-Storm in August
Written by Jefferson Morley
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385533386
Our Price: $11.99
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Snow-Storm in August
Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835
Written by Jefferson Morley


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $11.99

A gripping narrative history of the explosive events that drew together Francis Scott Key, Andrew Jackson, and an 18-year-old slave on trial for attempted murder.

In 1835, the city of Washington pulsed with change. As newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, free blacks outnumbered slaves for the first...

Read more >
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Black Majority
Black Majority
Written by Peter Wood
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307817105
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Black Majority

Written by Peter Wood


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $12.99

African slaves, if taken together, were the largest single group of non-English-speaking migrants to enter the North American colonies in the pre-Revolutionary era. . . . And yet . . . most Americans would find it hard to conceive that the population of one of the thirteen original colonies was well... Read more >
Uncommon Ground
Archaeology and Early African America, 1650-1800
Written by Leland Ferguson


Format: eBook, 232 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $24.95

Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became colonial... Read more >
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Santeria
African Spirits in America
Written by Joseph M. Murphy


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 1, 2011
Price: $20.00

Santería represents the first in-depth, scholarly account of a profound way of wisdom that is growing in importance in America today. A professional academic and himself a participant in the Santería community of the Bronx for several years, Joseph Murphy offers a powerful description and insightful analysis of this African/Cuban religion. He... Read more >
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1861
1861
Written by Adam Goodheart
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400040155
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1861
The Civil War Awakening
Written by Adam Goodheart


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $28.95

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, 1861 presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began.

1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to... Read more >
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1861
1861
Written by Adam Goodheart
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ISBN: 9780307596666
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1861
The Civil War Awakening
Written by Adam Goodheart


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $11.99

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, 1861 presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began.

1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to... Read more >
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Kindred
Kindred
Written by Octavia Butler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807083109
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Kindred

Written by Octavia Butler


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2009
Price: $26.95

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn... Read more >
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Inheriting the Trade
Inheriting the Trade
Written by Thomas Norman DeWolf
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807072820
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Inheriting the Trade
A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History
Written by Thomas Norman DeWolf


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2009
Price: $17.00

In 2001, Thomas DeWolf discovered that he was related to the most successful slave-trading family in U.S. history, responsible for transporting at least ten thousand Africans. This is his memoir of the journey in which ten family members retraced their ancestors' steps through the notorious triangle trade route—from New England to... Read more >
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Inheriting the Trade
A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading
Written by Thomas Norman DeWolf


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 15, 2008
Price: $17.00

In 2001, Thomas DeWolf discovered that he was related to the most successful slave-trading family in U.S. history, responsible for transporting at least ten thousand Africans. This is his memoir of the journey in which ten family members retraced their ancestors' steps through the notorious triangle trade route—from New England to... Read more >
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Epic Journeys of Freedom
Epic Journeys of Freedom
Written by Cassandra Pybus
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ISBN: 9780807055151
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Epic Journeys of Freedom
Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty
Written by Cassandra Pybus


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: February 15, 2007
Price: $18.00

During the American Revolution, thousands of slaves fled from their masters to find freedom with the British. Having emancipated themselves--and with rhetoric about the inalienable rights of free men ringing in their ears--these men and women struggled tenaciously to make liberty a reality in their lives.

This alternative narrative includes the stories... Read more >
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The Sounds of Slavery
The Sounds of Slavery
Written by Shane White and Graham White
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807050279
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The Sounds of Slavery
Discovering African American History through Songs, Sermons, and Speech
Written by Shane White and Graham White


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2006
Price: $22.00

This exploration of African American slavery through sound is a groundbreaking way of understanding both slave culture and American history

"A work of great originality and insight."
-Ira Berlin 

"Shane White and Graham White's book is a joy."
-Branford Marsalis

"A fascinating book . . . that brings to life the historical soundscape of 18th- and... Read more >
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