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  • Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People (African American)

    This simple, unvarnished account recalls the courageous life of Harriet Tubman, one of the best-known “conductors” on the Underground Railroad. First published in 1869 and privately printed to raise funds for “the Moses of her people,” Sarah Bradford’s memorable biography recalls the former slave’s grim childhood; her perilous experiences leading slaves into Canada; her efforts as a Civil War nurse, cook, and scout for the Union Army; and her post-conflict endeavors to aid and educate former slaves.An inspiring story of bravery, per... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0486438589
    • ASIN: 0486438589
    • ISBN: 0486438589
    • Manufacturer: Dover Publications

  • Them Dark Days: Slavery in the American Rice Swamps

    Them Dark Days is a study of the callous, capitalistic nature of the vast rice plantations along the southeastern coast. It is essential reading for anyone whose view of slavery’s horrors might be softened by the current historical emphasis on slave community and family and slave autonomy and empowerment.Looking at Gowrie and Butler Island plantations in Georgia and Chicora Wood in South Carolina, William Dusinberre considers a wide range of issues related to daily life and work there: health, economics, politics, dissidence, coercion, discip... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0820322105
    • ASIN: 0820322105
    • ISBN: 0820322105
    • Brand: Brand: University of Georgia Press
    • Manufacturer: University of Georgia Press

  • Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South

    "A remarkably fine work of creative scholarship." ―C. Vann Woodward, New York Review of Books In 1860, when four million African Americans were enslaved, a quarter-million others, including William Ellison, were "free people of color." But Ellison was remarkable. Born a slave, his experience spans the history of the South from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. In a day when most Americans, black and white, worked the soil, barely scraping together a living, Ellison was a cotton-gin maker―a master c... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0393303144
    • ASIN: 0393303144
    • ISBN: 0393303144
    • Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company

  • Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

    The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch r... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0062363603
    • ASIN: 0062363603
    • ISBN: 0062363603
    • Manufacturer: William Morrow Paperbacks

  • The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

    The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil WarIn The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slugfests. When debate broke down, congressmen drew pistols and waved Bowie knives. One representative eve... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0374154775
    • ASIN: 0374154775
    • ISBN: 0374154775
    • Manufacturer: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

  • The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1979, The Dred Scott Case is a masterful examination of the most famous example of judicial failure--the case referred to as "the most frequently overturned decision in history." On March 6, 1857, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney delivered the Supreme Court's decision against Dred Scott, a slave who maintained he had been emancipated as a result of having lived with his master in the free state of Illinois and in federal territory where slavery was forbidden by the Missouri Compromise. The decision did much more than... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0195145887
    • ASIN: 0195145887
    • ISBN: 0195145887
    • Manufacturer: Oxford University Press

  • The Boy Soldier: Edwin Jemison and the Story Behind the Most Remarkable Portrait of the Civil War

    Since its first publication over fifty years ago, the haunting image of Private Edwin F. Jemison has attracted widespread attention from those interested in the Civil War and other wars. His likeness has been compared to that of the Mona Lisa, and it rivals Abraham Lincoln as being one of the Civil War’s most recognized photographs. And yet, his name is not widely known. Some believe that there is something about the mouth that is special, or his hands. Others, perhaps the majority, find his eyes to be powerful and thought provoking. Some won... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1594162646
    • ASIN: 1594162646
    • ISBN: 1594162646
    • Manufacturer: Westholme Publishing

  • Autobiography of a People: Three Centuries of African American History Told by Those Who Lived It

    Autobiography of a People is an insightfully assembled anthology of eyewitness accounts that traces the history of the African American experience.  From the Middle Passage to the Million Man March, editor Herb Boyd has culled a diverse range of voices, both famous and ordinary, to creat a unique and compelling historical portrait:Benjamin Banneker on Thomas JeffersonOld Elizabeth on spreading the Word Frederick Douglass on life in the North W.E.B. Du Bois on the Talented Tenth Matthew Henson on reaching the North Pole Harriot Jacobs on runnin... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0385492790
    • ASIN: 0385492790
    • ISBN: 0385492790
    • Brand: Anchor Books
    • Manufacturer: Anchor

  • What's Your Story, Frederick Douglass? (Cub Reporter Meets Famous Americans)

    How did Frederick Douglas escape from slavery? How did he make a difference during the abolition movement? Cub Reporter interviews the civil rights activist to find out how Frederick, a freed slave, inspired others with his achievements as an author, activist, and speaker. Readers will see how to use interviewing skills and journalistic questions to reveal the story behind a famous American.... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1467787841
    • ASIN: 1467787841
    • ISBN: 1467787841
    • Manufacturer: Lerner Publications TM

  • HEART IN DIXIE

    "Bouler adroitly weaves together two literary genres—a historical novel that’s clearly inspired by the infamous political career of Alabama Gov. George Wallace and a suspenseful crime drama. The story is full of delicately drawn characters...In the grand tradition of William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor, Bouler anatomizes the entire history of the region, assessing its fatal flaws and its singular strengths. What emerges is not merely a sensitive, open-minded account of history, but also a profound reflection on the extraordinary diffic... [Read More]

    • ASIN: B079VS2B4G
    • ASIN: B079VS2B4G
    • Manufacturer: Escambia Press

  • More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889 (Penguin History American Life)

    A major new narrative account of the long struggle of Northern activists-both black and white, famous and obscure-to establish African Americans as free citizens, from abolitionism through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and its demise Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is generally understood as the moment African Americans became free, and Reconstruction as the ultimately unsuccessful effort to extend that victory by establishing equal citizenship. In More Than Freedom, award-winning historian Stephen Kantrowitz boldly redefine... [Read More]

    • ASIN: B006CUDF9K
    • ASIN: B006CUDF9K
    • Manufacturer: Penguin Books

  • The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family

    "Fascinating...adds many interesting details to what we know of the President’s heritage."--David Remnick, TheNewYorker.comOn January 20, 2009, a few hundred men, women, and children gathered under trees in the twilight at K’obama, a village on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya. Barack Obama’s rise to the American presidency had captivated people around the world, but members of this gathering took a special pride in the swearing in of America’s first black president, for they were all Obamas, all the president’s direct Afr... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0307591417
    • ASIN: 0307591417
    • ISBN: 0307591417
    • Brand: Brand: Broadway Books
    • Manufacturer: Broadway Books

  • American History: A Visual Encyclopedia

    Uncover the key moments that shaped American history in this extensive history encyclopedia for children.Get the background on the Battle of Yorktown and discover what started the American Revolution. Learn the legends of the Wild West. Relive the atmosphere of the "Roaring Twenties." Covering everything from the cultures of the first Native Americans right up to the events of the present day, American History: A Visual Encyclopedia is the ultimate reference tool for exploring the history of one of the most remarkable nations in the world.Creat... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1465483667
    • ASIN: 1465483667
    • ISBN: 1465483667
    • Manufacturer: DK Children

  • The Last Hundred: A Novel Of The Apache Wars

    1920's Mexico and the American Southwest hold many dangers, as the last Apache strongholds persist against the foreign invaders.Hard as nails, Confederate serviceman Jock MacNeil receives an unexpected invitation to guide runaways from a reservation to a stronghold in Sierra Madre.Facing both Mexican and American authorities, and the Apache Wars raging around them, Jock witnesses first-hand the terrors of war, and his own transformation from a man of faith to Apache spirituality.Praise:★★★★★ - "I knew little about this time in Americ... [Read More]

    • ASIN: B007BNCBME
    • ASIN: B007BNCBME
    • Manufacturer: Creativia

  • Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man

    A controversial look at the most renowned person of African descent in the eighteenth century In this widely aclaimed biography, historian Vincent Carretta gives us the authoritative portrait of Olaudah Equiano (c.1745–1797), the former slave whose 1789 autobiography quickly became a popular polemic against the slave trade and a literary classic. Sailor, entrepreneur, and adventurer, Equiano is revealed here as never before, thanks to archival research on an unprecedented scale—some of which even indicates that Equiano may have lied about ... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0143038427
    • ASIN: 0143038427
    • ISBN: 0143038427
    • Manufacturer: Penguin Books

  • Gettysburg : The Graphic History of America's Most Famous Battle and the Turning Point of the Civil War

    In graphic novel format, chronicles the events leading up to, and the events of, the Battle of Gettysburg, and details how the battle shaped the rest of the Civil

    • UPC: 21664000
    • Rating: 3.0

  • Climbing Up to Glory : A Short History of African Americans During the Civil War and Reconstruction

    The Civil War was undeniably an integral event in American history, but for African Americans, whose personal liberties were dependent upon its outcome, it was an especially critical juncture. In Climbing Up to Glory, Wilbert

    • UPC: 29325321

  • My Brother's Keeper : African Canadians and the American Civil War

    The stirring story of African Canadians who had fled slavery and oppression in the United States but returned to enlist in the Union forces in the American Civil

    • UPC: 23005442
    • Rating: 5.0

  • The Black Calhouns : From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family

    The daughter of actress Lena Horne traces the story of her family between two major human rights periods in America, sharing the stories of her house-slave-turned-businessman ancestor, the branches of her family that lived in

    • UPC: 46768854
    • Rating: 4.0

  • Gettysburg : The Graphic History of America's Most Famous Battle and the Turning Point of the Civil War

    The Battle of Gettysburg is a landmark event in United States history. Widely recognized as the Civil Wars turning point, it accounted for the most casualties of any battle during the war and spelled the

    • UPC: 53637494
    • Rating: 3.0

  • Reminiscences of My Life in Camp : An African American Woman's Civil War Memoir

    This work is the sole Civil War memoir penned by an African American woman. A former slave, Taylor was a nurse, camp cook, laudress, and teacher who traveled with the Union army. After the war,

    • UPC: 25946580
    • Rating: 4.0

  • The Road to Dawn : Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War

    "The Road to Dawn tells the improbable story of Josiah Henson, a slave who spent forty-two years in pre-Civil War bondage in the American South and eventually escaped with his wife and four young children,

    • UPC: 746098007

  • Sick from Freedom : African-American Illness and Suffering During the Civil War and Reconstruction

    "Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the largest biological crisis

    • UPC: 42083675
    • Rating: 4.0

  • What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? : Trump's War on Civil Rights

    The bestselling author, political analyst, and civil rights expert delivers a forceful critique of the Trump administration's ignorant and unprecedented rollback of the civil rights movement.In this powerful and timely book, civil rights historian and

    • UPC: 747108859

  • African American Sailors: Their Role In Helping The Union To Win The Civil War - eBook

    Since the very beginning of American history, African Americans have served alongside their white counterparts in virtually every major armed conflict on the high seas. This was especially true during the Civil War. The Union

    • UPC: 603055969

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