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1 BLACK COAL MINERS IN AMERICA: Race, Class, and Community Conflict, 1780-1980

256 pages, illus., cloth, University Press of Kentucky

“A virtual cornucopia of riches. . . . A model of comparative history.”—Journal of Southern History
“Challenging, well-written. . . . Provides much valuable evidence on the black experience in a major industry.”—Journal of Economic History
Price: 29.95 USD

Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence: 1818-1913, Alice Moore Dunbar, editor

2 Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence: 1818-1913
Alice Moore Dunbar, editor
384 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications
This collection of speeches by prominent African-American leaders focuses on issues defining the black experience in the 19th and early 20th centuries. 51 selections focus on slavery, emigration to Africa, abolition, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow segregation. Speeches include Booker T. Washington's "Atlanta Compromise" address, W. E. B. Du Bois' discourse on training of Negroes for social reform, Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?", plus addresses by Fanny Jackson, Rev. W. J. Gaines, Robert Russa Moton, and many others.
Price: 12.95 USD

A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology, Anne Elizabeth Yentsch

3 A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology
Anne Elizabeth Yentsch
469 pages, 234 x 156mm, 58 line diagrams 40 half-tones 44 tables 18 maps, paperback, Cambridge University Press
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 archaeology draws on different disciplines to interpret the past.

Prize Winner
One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Books for 1995

"For those scholars who have waited for a new kind of scholarship to emerge from the Chesapeake, it has made its first appearance in Yentsch's important book." Carter L. Hudgins

"The author successfully uses thick description to elucidate the natural, personal, and cultural aspects of everyday life in Annapolis....her African-American discourse productively frames the interpretation of this small but important site with ever-widening and meaningful circles of a community and its creole context." William and Mary Quarterly

"In an excellent example of the leading edge of American historical archaeology, Yentsch provides a richly detailed case study proving the value of an anthropological and archaeological approach to American Colonial history....Highly recommended." Choice

"This is an extremely rich and complex volume, and, as with the other titles in Cambridge's New Studies in Archaeology Series, it seeks to bring the results of archaeological inquiry to a broad inter-disciplinary audience....It is no less than an interpretive tour de force that will stimulate discussion and debate for many years....She admirably succeeds in presenting a detailed picture of life and culture at a particular time and place in the Chesapeake region that should be of interest to a wide range of scholars." John P. McCarthy, Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology

"What began as salvage archaeology has resulted in one of three or four most innovative and rewarding books written during the past quarter century about the colonial Chesapeake...The book subsumes its strictly archaeological findings into an ambitious historical ethnography. As its remarkably rich bibliography shows, the book draws on social and political historiography in addition to historical archaeology to provide a context for understanding a complex household of free and enslaved families in the first half of the eighteenth century...Besides the rich specific information for historians of the early Chesapeake, the book can be read for its generic lessons about anthropological perspectives on history, of which archaeology is only one strategy." Jack Crowley, The Journal of American History

Table of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Permissions; Preface
Part I. Starting Points: Region, Town and Site
1. Transforming space into place
2. Beginning the research
Part II. Ruling the Province
3. On behalf of his lordship
4. Governor Benedict Leonard Calvert
Part II. Big Features and Topological Dimensions
5. 'A house well built and with much strength'
6. Ordering nature: the Calvert orangery, garden and vista
Part IV. Mosaics Built From Little Artifacts
7. Touches of Chinese elegance: pottery and porcelain
8. Social distinctions in daily food
Part V. Building Black Identities
9. The face of urban slavery
10. West African women, food and cultural values
Part VI. Artifacts In Motion:
11. Putting meat on the bones
12. Hunting, fishing, and market trading
Part VII. Time Markers and Social History
13. Generations of change
14. Charisma and the symbolics of power
Part VIII. The Vitality Of Cultural Context
15. Archaeology as anthropological history
16. Archaeology, a topical discourse
Price: 43.95 USD

Women's Slave Narratives, Annie L. Burton

4 Women's Slave Narratives
Annie L. Burton
176 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications
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 hardship, frustration, and hope, giving readers an unflinching account of the black experience in slavery.
Republication of the Boston, 1909 edition.
Price: 6.95 USD

Twenty-two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman, Austin Steward

5 Twenty-two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman
Austin Steward
240 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications
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's attempt to overcome prejudice and to prepare other African-Americans for entrance into a predominantly white society, this book also served as a plea for reform and is invaluable for its descriptions of achievements among free blacks in pre-Civil War society. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts, 1969. Revised introduction by William H. Pease and Jane H. Pease.
Price: 9.95 USD

Social History of the American Negro, Benjamin Brawley

6 Social History of the American Negro
Benjamin Brawley
448 pages, 5 3/8 x 8"
Definitive, scrupulously documented work by a distinguished black historian traces the history of African-Americans from the years of pre-colonial exploration through the turbulent period of slavery, rebellion, "emancipation," and the halting social progress of the early 20th century.
Price: 14.95 USD

Refugees from Slavery: Autobiographies of Fugitive Slaves in Canada, Benjamin Drew, editor

7 Refugees from Slavery: Autobiographies of Fugitive Slaves in Canada
Benjamin Drew, editor
304 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications
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. Drew's book, which followed, was an immediate response to a volume by a Boston preacher who opposed abolition. The culmination of countless fugitive slave autobiographies that preceded it, Drew's soul-stirring account stressed the well-known abuses suffered by slaves, but also offered fresh insights into the workings of the plantation system and provided a valuable depiction of fugitive life in the North and in Canada. Unabridged republication of The Refugee: A North-side View of Slavery, published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts, 1969, which was a reprint of the edition first published by Benjamin P. Jewett and Company, Canada, 1855. Revised introduction by Tilden G. Edelstein.
Price: 11.95 USD

So, Ye Want To Be A Reenactor? A Living History Handbook, Brenton C. Kemmer and Karen L. Kemmer

8 So, Ye Want To Be A Reenactor? A Living History Handbook
Brenton C. Kemmer and Karen L. Kemmer
(2001), 2007, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 160 pp, paperback, Heritage Books
Whether you are wondering how to get started in reenacting, or a veteran of many encampments, this book has something for you! Learn how to select the time period that’s right for you, join a reenactment unit, get the clothing and equipment needed, and select the best events. The appendices contain lists of useful web sites, living history organizations, suggested reading, sample event schedules, a worksheet to help develop your own historical persona, and helpful forms. The authors have been reenacting for two decades, in several different time periods and organizations.
Price: 17.00 USD

Adventures of an African Slaver, Captain Theodore Canot

9 Adventures of an African Slaver
Captain Theodore Canot
464 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications
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 Theodore Canot describes the economic structure of the African kingdoms; his extensive travels in the interior of Africa to round up slaves; illegal disembarkations in the West Indies, involving an elaborate system of bribes; transactions with wealthy African kings; the harems and "factories" maintained by the slavers; the treatment and discipline of black Africans on slave ships; the suppression of a slave revolt at sea; as well as tables of expenses and profits. Essential reading for students and teachers of African-American history, this book will also be of value to anyone interested in the long, ongoing struggle for civil rights. Unabridged republication of the work first published by D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1854.
Price: 14.95 USD



10 Freedom at Risk: The Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America, 1780-1865
Carol Wilson
184 pages, Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index, paperback, University Press of Kentucky

“Makes a significant contribution not only to the history of slavery but also to the history of free Black Americans before the Civil War. Many historians of slavery had already touched on the author's topic of kidnapping and enslaving free Black Americans, but none had made a serious study of that subject.”—Journal of American History

“Raises important questions."—Slavery and Abolition
Price: 11.96 USD

The Mis-Education of the Negro, Carter Woodson

11 The Mis-Education of the Negro
Carter Woodson
144 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications
A perennial best-seller by the "Father of Black History"
Essential for educators, students of the African-American experience
Landmark work by a pioneering crusader of black education
In 1933, Carter Woodson (1875-1950) delivered a powerful and prophetic denouncement of "Euro-centric" school curricula that still rings true. Woodson inspired black Americans to demand relevant learning opportunities that were inclusive of their own culture and heritage. In issuing this challenge, Woodson laid the foundation for more progressive and egalitarian educational institutions.
Republication of the Washington, D.C., 1933 edition.
Price: 7.95 USD



12 In Old Virginia: Slavery, Farming, and Society in the Journal of John Walker
Claudia L. Bushman
336 pages, 4 halftones and 7 line drawings, hardback, Johns Hopkins University Press
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 is rewarding to read. Walker sets aside most of the "Old South planter" stereotype. He sold wheat in Baltimore and Norfolk and invested in railroad stock, and yet he grew, spun, and wove cotton for clothing, tanned leather, and made shoes. He avoided lavish creature comforts in favor of purchasing the latest farm equipment. So far from losing out to soil exhaustion, he experimented with improved farming methods, nourished his land, and kept his yields high.
Walker's journal describes the legal cases he tenaciously pursued, records devotion to the local Methodist church, and explains his practice of Thomsonian medicine on slaves and family members alike. He provides insight into women's work and lays out the drama of blacks and whites living in close intimacy and constant fear. Walker humbly referred to himself as "a poor illiterate worm," but his diary dramatically captures the life of a small planter in antebellum Virginia.

About Author
Claudia L. Bushman teaches history and American studies at Columbia University. She is the author and editor of seven books, including Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah; America Discovers Columbus: How an Italian Explorer Became an American Hero; and "A Good Poor Man's Wife," Being a Chronicle of Harriet Hanson Robinson and Her Family in Nineteenth-Century New England.

"Claudia L. Bushman tells Walker's life story with verve and sympathy, tempered by evident distaste for the arbitrary power of the patriarch-slaveholder. Perhaps the author's most impressive accomplishment is reducing the journal entries of over forty years to a balanced and lucid account of Walker's life."--Robert McColley, American Historical Review

"This very readable book will surely become a 'must read' in agricultural history surveys both for the information it conveys and the questions it raises."--Connie L. Lester, Agricultural History

"In Old Virginia is microhistory at its best—illuminating, relevant, and highly readable. Bushman paints a vivid portrait of agrarian life in the Old South . . . [Her] monograph deserves a wide and attentive audience."--Michael R. McCarthy, History

"Bushman skillfully mines this rich vein of material to uncover a vivid portrait of antebellum farm life."--Choice

"A valuable edition on agricultural practices; at the same time, it explores aspects of rural culture that have not been the subject of sufficient study . . . Claudia Bushman meticulously teases out a great deal about the roles of slaves and women, ideas about health, agricultural innovation, and community structure."--Ellen Eslinger, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

"Readers will appreciate and enjoy Bushman's ingenuity and skill in crafting her study of antebellum Virginia. By comparing Walker's life and circumstances with those of his family, neighbors, and others, the author reveals important and ever-evolving social changes in southern society."--Jeremy Boggs, North Carolina Historical Review

"Bushman's detailed summaries of Walker's journal are filled with revealing details of day-to-day life in this small corner of rural Virginia."--John T. Schlotterbeck, Journal of the Early Republic

"A close and careful analysis . . . Walker's diary is an invaluable source for understanding the culture of antebellum Virginia and how one of the region's large grain growers adjusted to rising and falling crop prices, personal and family crises, and the Civil War . . . A uniquely lay-centered interpretation of the [Methodist] movement."--John Fea, Religious Studies Review

"Gives us a sense of both an earnest, if only moderately successful, small planter in antebellum Virginia and a region in the midst of relative decline."--Peter A. Coclanis, Journal of American History

"A compelling story."--G. Terry Sharrer, Journal of Southern History

"I found this book full of fascinating family and community history . . . Her research seemed quite thorough."--Sarah L. Walker, King & Queen Historical Society

"Drawing on the extraordinary collection of Walker's manuscript farm journals, this book imparts a strong sense of what life was like for this farmer and his family. Topics include husbandry, weather, local politics, work, domestic economy, religion and community, relations with neighbors and slaves, health and medical practices, and the property and land-use history of individual farms. Bushman's scholarship is sound and her writing is clear. Rich in charming detail, In Old Virginia will be a valuable resource for social historians of slavery and rural society."--David F. Allmendinger, Jr., University of Delaware
Price: 46.00 USD



13 CD: Indiana African Heritage
Coy D. Robbins
2003, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, v5, PC and Mac, 671 pp, Heritage Books
Contains the following three volumes:“Forgotten Hoosiers: African Heritage in Orange County, Indiana” (1994)--This well-researched book presents the story of pioneers of color, primarily from North Carolina and Virginia, who bought land in Orange County. Fifteen chapters cover the founding the Lick Creek Settlement, plus abstracts of land, marriages, wills, estates, indentures and apprenticeships, and certificates of freedom records (1823-1851). This volume also provides information about the "Register of Negroes and Mulattos," the twenty soldiers who fought with the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War; pioneer religion and churches; cemeteries and burying grounds; early Indiana education, and a wealth of genealogical data. There are four appendices including U.S. Census populations, 1820-1910. Tables, charts and maps enhance the book and an index helps locate people and places.“Indiana Negro Register 1852-1865” (1994)--This volume is a compilation of fifteen "Registers of Negroes and Mulattoes" (1852-1865). For the first time these registers have been made available in one publication, fully indexed, with documentation. An important source of African American history, this book contains a wealth of genealogical information. Counties represented in the collection are: Bartholomew, Floyd, Franklin, Gibson, Harrison, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Martin, Ohio, Orange, Switzerland, and Washington. Each entry includes: name, age, description, place of birth, residence, names of witnesses, and date registered.“Reclaiming African Heritage at Salem, Indiana” (1995)--This book chronicles the development of racially segregated communities and is an excellent study of free African Americans from Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia who settled in Washington County, Indiana: their locations; names of initial members, taxpayers, and landowners; certificates of freedom; Negro Register; marriages; and burials. The book gives a summary of African and European history in early Indiana and includes discussions on the question of slavery, churches, education, local soldiers with the U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War, family histories, the Underground Railroad, and Indiana's secret societies. A wealth of tables, charts, maps, miscellaneous documents, newspaper articles, an everyname index, and eight appendices including U. S. Census abstracts (1820-1860) make information readily accessible.
Price: 19.00 USD



14 Reclaiming African Heritage at Salem, Indiana
Coy D. Robbins
(1995), 2004, 8˝x11, paper, 234 pp, Heritage Books
Preserving a little-known slice of Hoosier and Midwestern history of the early nineteenth century, this well-researched book chronicles the development of racially segregated communities as increasing constraints were placed on minorities in Washington County, Indiana, where Salem is the seat of government. It is an excellent study of free African Americans from Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia who settled in this region. The author presents abundant genealogical, historical, and legal facts which highlight the founding of African American communities in Salem and nearby farmlands: their locations; names of initial members, taxpayers, and landowners; certificates of freedom; Negro Register; marriages; and burials. The first chapter gives a summary of African and European history in early Indiana. Later chapters include discussions on the question of slavery existing in Washington County, the pioneer white Protestant churches with colored members, the establishment of two different African Methodist Episcopal churches and their assigned ministers, the education of colored children, and reports about local soldiers who served in the Union Army with U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War. Detailed family histories based upon research findings in several surrounding states and Canada include the Alexanders, Burketts, Christies, Cousins, Newbys, Parkers, Ropers, Scotts, and Whites. Most remarkable is the story of John Williams, the African blacksmith who amassed a sizable estate, which today continues to provide scholarship for the education of Indiana's colored youth. A critique of the country's Underground Railroad stories and a review of the reign of violence and intimidation by Indiana's secret societies after President Lincoln's election complete this unique publication on ante-bellum history. A wealth of tables; charts; maps; miscellaneous documents; newspaper articles; an everyname index; and eight appendices, including U.S. census abstracts (1820-1860), make information readily accessible.
Price: 47.00 USD

African Americans in Minnesota, David Vassar Taylor; foreword by Bill Holm.

15 African Americans in Minnesota
David Vassar Taylor; foreword by Bill Holm.
112 pages, 6 x 9, , 61 b&w illus., reading list, notes, index, paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press
While making up a smaller percentage of Minnesota's population compared to national averages, African Americans have had a profound influence on the history and culture of the state from its earliest days to the present. In African Americans in Minnesota, author David Vassar Taylor chronicles the rich history of Blacks in the state through careful analysis of census and housing records, newspaper records, and first-person accounts. He recounts their triumphs and struggles over the past 200 years in a clear and concise narrative.
Major themes covered include settlement by Blacks during the territorial and early statehood periods; the development of urban Black communities in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Duluth; Blacks in rural areas; the emergence of Black community organizations and leaders in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries; and Black communities in transition during the turbulent last half of the twentieth century.
Taylor also introduces influential and notable African Americans: George Bonga, the first African American born in the region during the fur trade era; Harriet and Dred Scott, whose two-year residence at Fort Snelling in the 1830s later led to a famous, though unsuccessful, legal challenge to the institution of slavery; John Quincy Adams, publisher of the state's first Black newspaper; Fredrick L. McGhee, the state's first Black lawyer; community leaders, politicians, and civil servants including James Griffin, Sharon Sayles Belton, Alan Page, Jean Harris, and Dr. Richard Green; and nationally influential artists including August Wilson, Lou Bellamy, Prince, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis.

About Author
DAVID VASSAR TAYLOR, dean of the General College at the University of Minnesota, is a scholar of the African diaspora and author of Cap Wigington: An Architectural Legacy in Ice and Stone
Price: 13.95 USD

Register of Free Blacks, Rockingham County, Virginia, 1807-1859, Dorothy A. Boyd-Rush

16 Register of Free Blacks, Rockingham County, Virginia, 1807-1859
Dorothy A. Boyd-Rush
(1992), 2009, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 266 pp, Heritage Books
The Register of Free Blacks kept by the clerks of Rockingham County from 1807 to 1859 is one of the most conscientiously-kept records of the Commonwealth. Here, the register has been transcribed, providing researchers with a valuable data source. A typical entry contains the subject's name, date of registration, physical description and details of emancipation. While all free blacks were officially required to register every year in the cities and every three years in the counties, compliance with the law was generally lax, suggesting that "all those within at least the more rural communities of Virginia were not only known to each other but coexisted with relative harmony." Consequently, many free blacks never bothered to re-register or even to register at all. Therefore, warns the author, a Professor of History at James Madison University, the "presence or absence of an individual's name_is not conclusive proof of anything." Of the free blacks who did register in Rockingham County, most "claimed freedom by birth from free black or white mothers" (the status of a child was determined by the mother's status at the time of the child's birth). Of the rest, the majority were slaves emancipated by the last will and testament of their owners. A minority "but nevertheless significant number" of registered blacks secured their freedom by buying deeds of emancipation from their owners, sometimes for a nominal sum of money but other times up to his or her current market value as a slave. Since many of the wills of Rockingham County were destroyed in the Civil War, the references in the register are often the only clue to their existence, making this book a valuable tool even for those without black ancestors. A list of the wills that did survive is contained in the appendix. The everyname index will be a great aid to researchers.
Price: 23.50 USD

In View of the Great Want of Labor: The Legislative History on Employment of African Americans in the Confederate States of America, E. Renee Ingram

17 In View of the Great Want of Labor: The Legislative History on Employment of African Americans in the Confederate States of America
E. Renee Ingram
(1999), 2002, 8˝x11, paper, index, 237 pp, Heritage Books
Legislation enacted by both the General Assembly of Virginia and the Confederate Congress along with Confederate war records reflected the African American’s participation, free and enslaved, to meet the Confederacy’s agricultural, military, and technological demands. Compiled from records at the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration, In View of the Great Want of Labor includes a chronology of the Confederacy’s Legislative Sessions and the Secret Sessions, regarding the use of African Americans, free and slave, during the Civil War. Rare letters, photographs, newspaper advertisements, and a register of Free Negroes, Enrolled and Detailed, May 1864-January 1865, Bureau of Conscription, Virginia are included. This reference book provides insight into extensive involvement and the role of African Americans in the South, especially in the Commonwealth of Virginia, including contains the names of over 1,800 persons, their age, description, nativity, enlistment and assignment is included.
Price: 33.00 USD

Maroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas [third edition], edited, with a new preface, by Richard Price

18 Maroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the Americas [third edition]
edited, with a new preface, by Richard Price
445 pages, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press
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 and anthropological studies of the maroon experience.

About Author
Richard Price divides his time between rural Martinique and the College of William and Mary, where he is Dittman Professor of American Studies and Professor of Anthropology and History. His many books include First-Time, winner of the Elsie Clews Parsons Prize of the American Folklore Society, Stedman's Surinam (with Sally Price), and Alabi's World, recipient of the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Award and the Gordon K. Lewis Memorial Award for Caribbean Scholarshipall three available as Johns Hopkins paperbacks.

"A splendid anthology, skillfully edited and introduced . . . an excellent book."--Eugene D. Genovese

"Price breaks new ground in the study of slave resistance in his 'hemispheric' view of Maroon societies."--Journal of Ethnic Studies

" This book should be widely used in courses dealing with AfroAmerican problems. It can be added to the growing literature on slave revolts as a corrective to the commonly accepted view of slave submissiveness and apathy."--Manchester Guardian
Price: 20.95 USD

Slave Songs of the United States, Editor: William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison

19 Slave Songs of the United States
Editor: William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison
176 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications
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.
Price: 8.95 USD



20 Slaves in the Family
Edward Ball
544 pages, paperback, Ballantine Books / Random House
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.
Price: 17.95 USD

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