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  • Cover image of book Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh
    Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture - by Sudhir Hazareesingh

    £25.00   hardback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9780241293812 | ISBN 10: 0241293812

    The definitive modern biography of the great slave leader, military genius and revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture.  The Haitian Revolution began in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in August 1791, and culmina ... more

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  • Cover image of book Freedom: The Overthrow of the Slave Empires by James Walvin
    Freedom: The Overthrow of the Slave Empires - by James Walvin

    £20.00   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781472141422 | ISBN 10: 1472141423

    In this timely and very readable new work, Walvin focuses not on abolitionism or the brutality and suffering of slavery, but on resistance, the resistance of the enslaved themselves – from sabotage and absconding to full-blown uprisings – and its ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liverpool and the Slave Trade by Anthony Tibbles
    Liverpool and the Slave Trade - by Anthony Tibbles

    £14.95   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786941534 | ISBN 10: 1786941538

    During the course of more than four centuries, merchants in Liverpool were responsible for forcibly transporting over a million and a half Africans across the Atlantic to work as enslaved labourers on the plantations of the Caribbean as their ships c ... more

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  • Cover image of book All You Need to Know... Slavery by James Walvin
    All You Need to Know... Slavery - by James Walvin

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911187844 | ISBN 10: 1911187848

    Nowadays slavery is condemned almost everywhere as an abomination. For centuries, however, it was freedom, not slavery, which was the unusual condition in most parts of the world. And while today slavery is most commonly associated with the movement ... more

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    'I Was Transformed': Frederick Douglass: An American Slave in Victorian Britain - by Laurence Fenton

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781445670195 | ISBN 10: 1445670194

    In the summer of 1845, Frederick Douglass, the young runaway slave catapulted to fame by his incendiary autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, arrived in Liverpool for the start of a near-two-year tour of Brita ... more

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  • Cover image of book Frederick Douglass by William S. McFeely
    Frederick Douglass - by William S. McFeely

    £15.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780393354423 | ISBN 10: 0393354423

    Born into but escaped from slavery, Frederick Douglass — orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America — was a towering figure, at once consummately charismatic and flawed. His Narrative of the Life of Frederick Do ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Slave
    The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition - by Manisha Sinha

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780300227116 | ISBN 10: 0300227116

    A groundbreaking history of abolition that recovers the largely forgotten role of African Americans in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War.  Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daisy Turner
    Daisy Turner's Kin: An African American Family Saga - by Jane C. Beck

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780252080791 | ISBN 10: 0252080793

    The oral history of an American family from Africa to the twentieth century. A daughter of freed African American slaves, Daisy Turner became a living repository of history. The family narrative entrusted to her--"a well-polished artifact, an hei ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Heroic Slave: A Cultural and Critical Edition by Frederick Douglass; Edited by R.S. Levine, J. Stauffer, and J.R. McKivigan
    The Heroic Slave: A Cultural and Critical Edition - by Frederick Douglass; Edited by R.S. Levine, J. Stauffer, and J.R. McKivigan

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780300184624 | ISBN 10: 030018462x

    First published nearly a decade prior to the Civil War, The Heroic Slave is the only fictional work by abolitionist, orator, author, and social reformer Frederick Douglass, himself a former slave. It is inspired by the true story of Madison Washingto ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cugoano Against Slavery by Martin Hoyles
    Cugoano Against Slavery - by Martin Hoyles

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781906190972 | ISBN 10: 1906190976

    Out of the three leading black figures in eighteenth-century England (Sancho, Equiano and Cugoano), Ottobah Cugoano is the least well known. Yet he was the most radical, campaigning not just against the slave trade but for a total abolition of slave ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of America
    Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slaves - by Eric Foner

    £18.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780198737902 | ISBN 10: 0198737904

    When slavery was a routine part of life in America's South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The 'underground railroad' has become part of folklore, but one part of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction by Heather Andrea Williams
    American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction - by Heather Andrea Williams

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780199922680 | ISBN 10: 0199922683

    * A concise history of slavery in America beginning with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s * Draws from both historical analyses and a reading of primary documents to explore the history of slavery * Examines legislation that differ ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass
    My Bondage and My Freedom - by Frederick Douglass

    £12.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780300190595 | ISBN 10: 030019059x

    Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass escaped to freedom and became a passionate advocate for abolition and social change and the foremost spokesperson for the nations enslaved African American population in the years preceding the Civil War ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships by Ray Costello
    Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships - by Ray Costello

    £19.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781380147 | ISBN 10: 1781380147

    During the Age of Sail, black seamen could be found in many shipboard roles in the Royal Navy, such as gunners, deck-hands and top men, working at heights in the rigging. In the later Age of Steam, black seamen were more likely to be found on merch ... more

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  • Cover image of book The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights by Robin Blackburn
    The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights - by Robin Blackburn

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781681060 | ISBN 10: 1781681066

    How slavery shaped the market economy and abolitionists gave us our ideals.   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 th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sugar in the Blood: A Family
    Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire - by Andrea Stuart

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846270727 | ISBN 10: 1846270723

    In the late 1630s, Andrea Stuart's earliest known maternal ancestor set sail from England, lured by the promise of the New World, to settle in Barbados where he fell by chance into the lucrative life of a sugar plantation owner. With George Ashby's f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom by Marcus Rediker
    The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom - by Marcus Rediker

    £20.00   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781682500 | ISBN 10: 178168250x

    The dramatic story of a courageous rebellion against slavery.  On 28 June 1839, the Spanish slave schooner La Amistad set sail from Havana to make a routine delivery of human cargo. After four days at sea, on a moonless night, the captive Afr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass, edited by James Daley
    Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass - by Frederick Douglass, edited by James Daley

    £2.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780486498829 | ISBN 10: 0486498824

    Author, abolitionist, political activist, and philosopher, Frederick Douglass was a pivotal figure in the decades of struggle leading up to the Civil War and the Reconstruction era. This inexpensive compilation of his speeches adds vital detail to th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination by Celeste-Marie Bernier
    Characters of Blood: Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination - by Celeste-Marie Bernier

    £35.95   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780813933245 | ISBN 10: 0813933242

    Across the centuries, the acts and arts of black heroism have inspired a provocative, experimental, and self-reflexive intellectual, political, and aesthetic tradition. In Characters of Blood, Celeste-Marie Bernier illuminates the ways in which six i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
    Twelve Years a Slave - by Solomon Northup

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780143106708 | ISBN 10: 0143106708

    Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841. He spent the next twelve years as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life ... more

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  • Cover image of book Creating Memorials, Building Identities: The Politics of Memory in the Black Atlantic by Alan Rice
    Creating Memorials, Building Identities: The Politics of Memory in the Black Atlantic - by Alan Rice

    £16.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846317590 | ISBN 10: 1846317592

    This book investigates memorials and monuments to slavery throughout the African diaspora, but with an emphasis on Europe. It analyses not only the increasing number of physical monuments, but also the practice of remembering (and forgetting) in muse ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Brief History of Slavery by Jeremy Black
    A Brief History of Slavery - by Jeremy Black

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849016896 | ISBN 10: 1849016895

    A new global history of slavery from ancient origins through the horrors of the Atlantic trade to the present day. A thought-provoking and important book that raises essential issues crucial not only for our past but also the present day.  ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Slave Trade: History Files by James Walvin
    The Slave Trade: History Files - by James Walvin

    £12.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780500289174 | ISBN 10: 0500289174

    History Files the people, the events, 
the ideas that shaped our past and made 
our present  The 16th-century Spanish and Portuguese explorers who went to Africa in search of gold discovered an even more lucrative cargo: slaves. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery 1776-1848 by Robin Blackburn
    The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery 1776-1848 - by Robin Blackburn

    £19.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781844674756 | ISBN 10: 1844674754

    "One of the finest studies of slavery and abolition."(Eric Foner) In 1770 a handful of European nations ruled the Americas, drawing from them a stream of exotic products and popular pleasures. Some two and half million black slaves, imprisoned ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Black Diaspora of the Americas: Experiences and Theories of the Caribbean by Christine Chivallon
    The Black Diaspora of the Americas: Experiences and Theories of the Caribbean - by Christine Chivallon

    £17.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9789766373962 | ISBN 10: 9766373965

    The forced migration of Africans to the Americas through the transatlantic slave trade created primary centres of settlement in the Caribbean, Brazil and the United States the cornerstones of the New World and the black Americas. However, unlike Br ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Loss of El Dorado: A Colonial History by V.S. Naipaul
    The Loss of El Dorado: A Colonial History - by V.S. Naipaul

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330522847 | ISBN 10: 0330522841

    A passionate and vivid recreation of the history of Trinidad by the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. V.S. Naipaul has gone back more than once to the illuminations of this startling and original book. It is the most human kind of history, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery by Edited by David Richardson, Suzanne Schwarz and Anthony Tibbles
    Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery - by Edited by David Richardson, Suzanne Schwarz and Anthony Tibbles

    £19.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781846312441 | ISBN 10: 1846312442

    Newly available in paperback, this edition is an important volume of international significance, drawing together contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field and edited by a team headed by the acclaimed historian David Richardson.&nb ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sweet Water and Bitter: The Ships That Stopped the Slave Trade by Sian Rees
    Sweet Water and Bitter: The Ships That Stopped the Slave Trade - by Sian Rees

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781845951177 | ISBN 10: 1845951174

    When the abolitionist Granville Sharpe bought land in Sierra Leone to 'repatriate' freed slaves, one former slave living in London foresaw trouble. 'Is it possible,' asked Ottobah Cugoano, biblically, 'that a fountain should send forth both sweet wat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Darwin
    Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins - by Adrian Desmond and James Moore

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141032207 | ISBN 10: 0141032200

    In this remarkable book Adrian Desmond and James Moore, world authorities on Darwin, give a completely new explanation of how Darwin came to his famous view of evolution, which traced all life to an ancient common ancestor. Darwin was committed to th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution by Simon Schama
    Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution - by Simon Schama

    £16.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780099536079 | ISBN 10: 0099536072

    Rough Crossings is the astonishing story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence.   With gripping, powerfully vivid story-te ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker
    The Slave Ship: A Human History - by Marcus Rediker

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780719563034 | ISBN 10: 0719563038

    The slave ship was the instrument of history's greatest forced migration and a key to the origins and growth of global capitalism, yet much of its history remains unknown. Marcus Rediker uncovers the extraordinary human drama that played out on this ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Black Holocaust for Beginners by S E Anderson
    The Black Holocaust for Beginners - by S E Anderson

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781934389034 | ISBN 10: 193438903x

    A history of the black holocaust, from the start of the European slave trade c.1500 to the American Civil War in 1865, mostly from an American perspective. Graphically illustrated. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slaves without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South by Ira Berlin
    Slaves without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South - by Ira Berlin

    £16.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781595581730 | ISBN 10: 1595581731

    Widely recognized as one of the nations foremost scholars on the slave era (Boston Globe), Bancroft Prizewinning historian Ira Berlin has changed the way we think about African American life in slavery and freedom. These two classic volumes, now ... more

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  • Cover image of book Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery by Edited by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Stephen F. Miller
    Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery - by Edited by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Stephen F. Miller

    £26.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781595582287 | ISBN 10: 1595582282

    Nearly ten years ago, The New Press published Remembering Slavery, a book-and-tape set that offered a startling first-person history of slavery. Using excerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted with ex-slaves in the 1930s by researchers work ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red River by Lalita Tademy
    Red River - by Lalita Tademy

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780755332700 | ISBN 10: 0755332709

    The sequel to Lalita Tademy`s bestselling Cane River, the heartbreaking and compelling story of her family's experiences of slavery and the American Civil War. Now, in Red River, she takes readers on a new journey: that of her father's family, w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The African American Slave Narrative by Edited by Audrey Fisch
    The African American Slave Narrative - by Edited by Audrey Fisch

    £26.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780521615266 | ISBN 10: 0521615267

    The slave narrative has become a crucial genre within African American literary studies and an invaluable record of the experience and history of slavery in the United States.  This Companion examines the slave narrative's relation to British an ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Short History of Slavery by James Walvin
    A Short History of Slavery - by James Walvin

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780141027982 | ISBN 10: 0141027983

    As we approach the bicentenary of the abolition of the Atlantic trade, Walvin has selected the historical texts that recreate the mindset that made such a savage institution possible - morally acceptable even. Setting these historical documents again ... more

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  • Cover image of book After Abolition: Britain and the Slave Trade Since 1807 by Marika Sherwood
    After Abolition: Britain and the Slave Trade Since 1807 - by Marika Sherwood

    £22.50   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781845113650 | ISBN 10: 1845113659

    With the abolition of the slave trade in 1807 and the Emancipation Act of 1833, Britain washed its hands of slavery. Not so, according to Marika Sherwood, who sets the record straight in this provocative new book. In fact, Sherwood demonstrates that ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Freedom Stairs: The Story of Adam Lowry Rankin, Underground Railroad Conductor by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin
    The Freedom Stairs: The Story of Adam Lowry Rankin, Underground Railroad Conductor - by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780828320849 | ISBN 10: 0828320845

    The Rankin family helped to bring over 2000 slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Discover their world through the eyes of Adam, the oldest of the Rankin children. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Underground Railroad in New York and New Jersey by William J. Switala
    Underground Railroad in New York and New Jersey - by William J. Switala

    £13.95   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780811732581 | ISBN 10: 0811732584

    This book tells the story of the network that guided escaped slaves to freedom, its operation, its important figures, and its specific history in New York and New Jersey. It pinpoints major routes in the states, with maps and information for locating ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Trader, the Owner, the Slave: Parallel Lives in the Age of Slavery by James Walvin
    The Trader, the Owner, the Slave: Parallel Lives in the Age of Slavery - by James Walvin

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780712667630 | ISBN 10: 0712667636

    There has been nothing like Atlantic slavery. Its scope and the ways in which it has shaped the modern world are so far-reaching as to make it ungraspable. By examining the lives of three individuals caught up in the enterprise of human enslavement - ... more

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  • Cover image of book Slave Song by David Dabydeen
    Slave Song - by David Dabydeen

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781845230043 | ISBN 10: 1845230043

    Slave Song is unquestionably one of the most important collections of Caribbean / Black British poetry to have been published in the last twenty years. On its first publication in 1984 it won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and established Dabydeen as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women
    Women's Slave Narratives - by Annie L Burton et al

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780486445557 | ISBN 10: 0486445550

    The moving testimonies of five African-American women comprise this unflinching account of slavery in the pre-Civil War American South. Covering a wide range of narrative styles, the voices provide authentic recollections of hardship, frustration an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Amazing Grace: John Newton, Slavery and the World
    Amazing Grace: John Newton, Slavery and the World's Most Enduring Song - by Steve Turner

    £8.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780745951782 | ISBN 10: 0745951783

    Amazing Grace, the most recorded song ever, has an amazing story. Written over 200 years ago by a former slave trader who had converted to Christianity during a transatlantic storm, it has become a song that millions turn to both in times of crisis a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Amazing Grace: An Anthology of Poems about Slavery by James G. Basker (Editor)
    Amazing Grace: An Anthology of Poems about Slavery - by James G. Basker (Editor)

    £24.00   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780300107579 | ISBN 10: 0300107579

    Bringing together more than 400 poems and poetic excerpts on slavery by writers both famous and unknown, this landmark anthology charts the emergence of slavery in the collective consciousness of the English-speaking world. "The most definitive colle ... more

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  • Cover image of book Underground Railroad in Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia by William J. Switala
    Underground Railroad in Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia - by William J. Switala

    £13.95   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780811731430 | ISBN 10: 081173143x

    This book presents detailed maps that trace the routes runaway slaves followed. It explores the impact of geography, transportation, free blacks, and members of religious congregations on the Underground Railroad. Switala focuses on the escaped-slave ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Creole Mutiny: A Tale of Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship by George Hendrick and Willene Hendrick
    The Creole Mutiny: A Tale of Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship - by George Hendrick and Willene Hendrick

    £9.95   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781566635509 | ISBN 10: 1566635500

    On the night of November 7, 1841, the Creole, a brig transporting at least 135 slaves from Richmond, Virginia, to the auction block at New Orleans, was about 130 miles northeast of the Bahamas. In the darkness, a band of 19 slaves lead by Madison Was ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forgotten Hero: The Life and Times of Edward Rushton by Bill Hunter
    Forgotten Hero: The Life and Times of Edward Rushton - by Bill Hunter

    £6.00   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780954207700 | ISBN 10: 095420770x

    Edward Rushton was undoubtedly a heroic figure who should be given a place in Liverpool's history of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was an uncompromising opponent of slavery, who at the age of nineteen became blind. He wrote poetr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Black Jacobins by C.L.R. James
    The Black Jacobins - by C.L.R. James

    £14.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780140299816 | ISBN 10: 0140299815

    In 1791, inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, the slaves of San Domingo rose in revolt. Despite invasion by a series of British, Spanish and Napoleonic armies, their twelve-year struggle led to the creation of Haiti, the first independent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - by Harriet Jacobs

    £8.95   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780393976373 | ISBN 10: 0393976378

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the first full-length narrative written by a former woman slave in America. It tells the story of Harriet Jacobs's early life as a slave in North Carolina; her fugitive years in New York, Boston, and Rochester ... more

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  • Cover image of book The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince
    The History of Mary Prince - by Mary Prince

    £8.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780140437492 | ISBN 10: 0140437495

    Mary Prince recalls that in the slave market in Bermuda, where she was put up for sale, the buyers' talk 'fell like cayenne on the fresh wounds of our hearts'. During her life as a slave she was taken from Bermuda to Turks Island and Antigua, eventua ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lay This Body Down: The 1921 Murders of Eleven Plantation Slaves by Gregory A. Freeman
    Lay This Body Down: The 1921 Murders of Eleven Plantation Slaves - by Gregory A. Freeman

    £12.50   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9781556524479 | ISBN 10: 1556524471

    The sensational story of how slavery survived into this century, and the brutal murders that changed Southern history.   The John S. Williams plantation in Georgia was operated largely with the labor of slavesand this was in 1921, 56 years af ... more

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  • Cover image of book Equiano by Paul Edwards (Editor)
    Equiano - by Paul Edwards (Editor)

    £10.20   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780435906009 | ISBN 10: 0435906003

    Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in a village east of the Niger River in what is now Nigeria. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African was published in London on 1789. This is his own account of a remarka ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Slavery by Peter Kolchin
    American Slavery - by Peter Kolchin

    £12.99   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780140241501 | ISBN 10: 0140241507

    'Although Americans like to think that the United States was "conceived in liberty", writes Peter Kolchin, 'the reality is somewhat different...' The crucial 'difference', of course, was slavery. Here he examines its roots in the colonial era, e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Capitalism and Slavery by Eric Williams
    Capitalism and Slavery - by Eric Williams

    £27.50   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9780807844885 | ISBN 10: 0807844888

    Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capital ... more

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  • Cover image of book Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom and the Civil War by Edited by I. Berlin, B. J. Fields, S. F. Miller, J. P. Reidy and L.S Rowland
    Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom and the Civil War - by Edited by I. Berlin, B. J. Fields, S. F. Miller, J. P. Reidy and L.S Rowland

    £21.99   paperback   (1994) - ISBN 13: 9781565841208 | ISBN 10: 1565841204

    A handsome new edition of an essential work by the groundbreaking historian of African American life in the nineteenth century.  Free at Last brings together some of the most remarkable correspondence ever written by Americans. These letter ... more

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    £4.99   paperback   (1985) - ISBN 13: 9780901367327 | ISBN 10: 090136732x

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