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The Complete Novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Here you will find the complete novels of Harriet Beecher Stowe in the chronological order of their original publication. - Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp - The Minister’s Wooing...

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African Written By Himself

by Olaudah Equiano

Slave narratives are powerful indictments of the horrors of slavery and oppression, invaluable not only for the stories they tell but also for the consistently high quality of their literary style. This book...

Slave No More

by Aline Helg & Lara Vergnaud

Commanding a vast historiography of slavery and emancipation, Aline Helg reveals as never before how significant numbers of enslaved Africans across the entire Western Hemisphere managed to free themselves hundreds...

Illusions of Emancipation

by Joseph P. Reidy

As students of the Civil War have long known, emancipation was not merely a product of Lincoln's proclamation or of Confederate defeat in April 1865. It was a process that required more than legal or military...

The History of Slavery

by Adam Gurowski

It is asserted that domestic slavery has always been a constructive social element: history shows that it has always been destructive. History authoritatively establishes the fact that slavery is the most corroding...

The White Witch of Rosehall

by Herbert G. de Lisser

A very striking and curious story, founded on fact, of the West Indies of the earlty nineteenth century. Robert Rutherford is sent to the Islands to learn the planter`s business from the bottom. He becomes an...

Figuring Racism in Medieval Christianity

by M. Lindsay Kaplan

In Figuring Racism in Medieval Christianity, M. Lindsay Kaplan expands the study of the history of racism through an analysis of the Christian concept of Jewish hereditary inferiority. Imagined as a figural...

Work, Social Status, and Gender in Post-Slavery Mauritania

by Katherine Ann Wiley

1. This book is unique in the marketplace as the author is one of only a very few researchers doing work in Mauritania. It offers In-depth insight into the lives of female slave descendants in Mauritania and...

Africans in Exile

by Nathan Riley Carpenter & Benjamin N Lawrance

1. The essays included within this book present the experiences of political exile as fundamental to an understanding of colonial and post-colonial oppression and the history of state power in Africa. They take...

Children of Hope

by Sandra Rowoldt Shell

In Children of Hope, Sandra Rowoldt Shell traces the lives of sixty-four Oromo children who were enslaved in Ethiopia in the late nineteenth century, liberated by the British navy and ultimately sent to Lovedale...

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

by Frederick Douglass

This classic of American literature, a dramatic autobiography of the early life of an American slave, was first published in 1845, when its author had just achieved his freedom. It is a story that shocked the...

Speaking of Slavery

by Steven A. Epstein

In this highly original work, Steven A. Epstein shows that the ways Italians employ words and think about race and labor are profoundly affected by the language used in medieval Italy to sustain a system of...


by Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah G. Plant & Alice Walker

New York Times Bestseller

Amazon's Best History Book of the Year 2018

TIME Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2018

New York Public Library’s Best Book of 2018

NPR’s Book Concierge Best Book of 2018


The Escape of Belle & Rose

by Tyrone Rounds

A color-prejudiced, light-skinned, sex slave gets more than she bargained for when tries to bully a beautiful dark-skinned slave. Their feuding becomes an all out cat fight when they both fall for a handsome...

Practical Liberators

by Kristopher A. Teters

During the first fifteen months of the Civil War, the policies and attitudes of Union officers toward emancipation in the western theater were, at best, inconsistent and fraught with internal strains. But after...

The Caribbean

by Jacob Gelt Dekker

Refreshing and educational narrative history

After a life-changing diagnosis, Dutch entrepreneur Jacob Gelt Dekker decides to take a step into the unknown. Setting sail from his home in Key West, he embarks on...

Making a Slave State

by Ryan A. Quintana

How is the state produced? In what ways did enslaved African Americans shape modern governing practices? Ryan A. Quintana provocatively answers these questions by focusing on the everyday production of South...

The Trouble with Minna

by Hendrik Hartog

In this intriguing book, Hendrik Hartog uses a forgotten 1840 case to explore the regime of gradual emancipation that took place in New Jersey over the first half of the nineteenth century. In Minna's case,...

The Loyal Republic

by Erik Mathisen

This is the story of how Americans attempted to define what it meant to be a citizen of the United States, at a moment of fracture in the republic's history. As Erik Mathisen demonstrates, prior to the Civil...

Pictures of Slavery in Church and State

by John Dixon Long

"Pictures of Slavery in Church and State" written by a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a leading U.S. abolitionist at the time, John Dixon Long (1817 – 1894), is considered to be one of the...