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The Unwept

By: Edward Van Zile Scott

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Starrhill Press:

Seller ID: 320626

ISBN: 1-881320-62-6

Condition: 240 pages, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2, hardback, Starrhill Press


The untold story of African-American soldiers in the Spanish-American War. View more info

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The Roots of African-American Identity: Memory and History in Antebellum Free Communities

By: Elizabeth Bethel

Price: $31.95

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 1999

Seller ID: 218362

ISBN: 0-312-21836-2

Condition: 256 pages, paperback, Palgrave Macmillan


Spanning the eight decades between the American Revolution and the Civil War, The Roots of African-American Identity focuses on the lives of African Americans in the nominally free northern and western states. This book explores how a group of marginalized people crafted a uniquely New World ethnic identity that informed popular African American historical consciousness. Elizabeth Rauh Bethel examines the way in which that consciousness fueled collective efforts to claim... View more info

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QuickSheet: Citing Online African-American Historical Resources Evidence! Style

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 102-3863

ISBN: 0806318716


Basic citation models given here help researchers evaluate the reliability of online historical sources by recording all relevant information about both the historical material itself and the website that provides the material. In citing online historical sources Mrs. Mills offers two basic style formats: **Source-list style, used in bibliographies, gives a short and general identification of a source. **Reference-note style, used for footnote... View more info

Register of Free Negroes and of Dower Slaves, Brunswick County, Virginia, 1803-1850

By: Frances Holloway Wynne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: W3608

ISBN: 788436082

Condition: 1983, 6x9, cloth, x+219 pp, Heritage Books


During the colonial period of virginia, free Negroes had to register with the county of residence or run the risk of being apprehended and sold as slaves. This is a verbatim transcript showing name, age, distinguishing marks, free birth or emancipation (and by whom), and date. A few show previous residencies and occupation. Although the practice ceased in 1865, no registrations have been found in Brunswick County for the period 1850-1865. Map of area showing contiguo... View more info

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The Grimké Sisters From South Carolina: Pioneers For Women's Rights and Abolition

By: Gerda Lerner.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 2004

Seller ID: 855669

ISBN: 0807855669

Condition: 400 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, appends., notes, bibl., index, paperback, University of North Carolina Press


A landmark work of women's history originally published in 1967, Gerda Lerner's best-selling biography of Sarah and Angelina Grimké explores the lives and ideas of the only southern women to become antislavery agents in the North and pioneers for women's rights. This revised and expanded edition includes two new primary documents and an additional essay by Lerner. In a revised introduction Lerner reinterprets her own work nearly forty years later and gives new recogniti... View more info

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Our Nig: Sketches from the Life of a Free Black

By: Harriet E. Wilson

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 445615

ISBN: 0486445615

Condition: 144 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


Major early work of African-American literatureThis seminal autobiographical novel is believed to have been the first published novel by an African-American woman. In her depictions of a young girl named Frado, and her destitute wanderings through New England, Wilson gives us our clearest, most accurate account of race relations and perceptions of race in the Antebellum North.Republication on the Boston, 1859 edition.Reviews"I sat up most o... View more info

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The African American Experience: Personal and Social Activism in the 19th and 20th Centuries

By: HB Papers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books: 2004

Seller ID: H2510

ISBN: 788425102

Condition: 248 pages, 5 1/2x8 1/2, 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 248 pp, Heritage Books


The end of the Civil War brought with it legal freedom for former slaves in the text of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. With freedom came the expectation for equal rights to suffrage, citizenship, education, social services, work opportunities, and public access-everything that had been denied blacks prior to 1865. But the actuality of these rights for the multitude of America's people of African descent was not gained without a struggle. This volume ... View more info

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Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb: An American Slave

By: Henry Bibb, Lucius Matlack

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 44127X

ISBN: 048644127X

Condition: 160 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


First published in 1849 and long unavailable, this remarkable narrative records the life of a former slave who, in 1825, at the age of ten, made his first attempt to escape from slavery. Eventually successful in gaining his freedom, he received an abbreviated education and joined the antislavery movement. Henry Bibb's compelling autobiography describes slave folkways in detail, tells of desperate efforts to recover his wife and child, and presents a touching self-portrai... View more info

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Land of Hope: Black Southerners and the Great Migration.

By: James R. Grossman

Price: $17.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1991 [1989]

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 309959

ISBN: 0-226-30995-9

Condition: 398 pages, 6 x 9, 17 halftones, 6 maps, paperback, University of Chicago Press


Grossman's rich, detailed analysis of black migration to Chicago during World War I and its aftermath brilliantly captures the cultural meaning of the movement.Reviews"A vivid portrayal of an archetypical modernizing experience—peasants pulling up roots, moving to distant cities, and seeking to adapt to the strange new world of industrial capitalism."—George M. Fredrickson, Times Literary SupplementTable of ContentsList o... View more info

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Guide to Tracing Your African Ameripean Civil War Ancestor

By: Jeanette Braxton Secret

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: S0672

ISBN: 788406728

Condition: (1997), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 138 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


With approximately 200,000 African Ameripeans serving in the U.S. Colored Troops, the Union Army or Navy during the Civil War, it is very likely every African Ameripean had at least one ancestor who fought in the Civil War. This helpful guide describes how to use the following federal and state records: Military Records and Pension Records; U.S. Colored Troops' Records; Union Navy Seamen's Records; General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1865; Miscellaneous Records Relating... View more info

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District of Columbia Runaway and Fugitive Slave Cases, 1848-1863

By: Jerry M. Hynson

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H0069

ISBN: 1585490695

Condition: 1999, 5½x8½, paper, index, vi+139 pp, Heritage Books


The author is the 2002 James Dent Walker Award Winner. District of Columbia Department of Corrections Runaway Slave Book 1848-1863 and United States District Court for the District of Columbia Fugitive Slave Cases 1862-1863. The enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 created these records in the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia. Entries for the section on the Department of Correction records give name of slave, date committed and under whose orders; also ... View more info

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The African American Collection: Kent County, Maryland

By: Jerry M. Hynson

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H0470

ISBN: 1585494704

Condition: 1998, 5½x8½, paper, index, 87 pp, Heritage Books


The author is the 2002 James Dent Walker Award Winner. Comprises the 1835 census of Negroes (names, ages, owners), an extract of the 1850 census of Free Blacks, and those who served in the U.S. Colored Troop (Civil War) from Kent County, as revealed in the Bounty Records of Kent County. View more info

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River Jordan: African American Urban Life in the Ohio Valley

By: Joe William Trotter, Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c1998

Seller ID: 109507

ISBN: 0813109507

Condition: 224 pages, illus., paperback, University Press of Kentucky


Since the nineteenth century, the Ohio River has represented a great divide for African Americans. It provided a passage to freedom along the underground railroad, and during the industrial age, it was a boundary between the Jim Crow South and the urban North. The Ohio became known as the "River Jordan," symbolizing the path to the promised land.In the urban centers of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Evansville, blacks faced racial hostility from outs... View more info

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American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular

By: John W. Work

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 402711

ISBN: 0486402711

Condition: 272 pages, 6 1/2 x 9 1/4, Dover Publications


Tracing the African influences of songs sung and played by black Americans at work, in church, and as entertainment, this historical and critical survey discusses the lyric significance of such songs as "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Steal Away to Jesus," "John Henry," and others. In addition, the words and music for 230 songs appear, including "Study War No More," "Keep Me from Sinking Down," "You May Bury Me in the East," &... View more info

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The Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Regiments During The Civil War, Revised Edition

By: Juanita Patience Moss

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: M4647

ISBN: 0788446479

Condition: 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 180 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


Have you ever seen the movie, "Glory," starring Denzel Washington? It was made in 1989 and it was the first time this author heard about the segregated regiments that had been organized during the Civil War, even though she had studied the Civil War both in high school and college. She was not alone in this. What she did know is that she had an ancestor who had been a Civil War veteran. In 1998, she learned about a new monument in Washington, D.C., created to hon... View more info

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Black Laws of Virginia

By: June Purcell Guild

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: G0019

ISBN: 1888265191

Condition: (1936), 1996, index, 249 pp, Heritage Books


A clasic treatment of the laws that affected blacks in Virginia. It illustrates the importance of knowledge of the law in doing historical or genealogical research. "Black Laws of Virginia" was originally published in 1936 this book deals exclusively with the status of the Virginia Negro, bond and free, as tracted through the laws, resolutions and ordinances of the Virginia Assembly beginning with the earliest records and coming down to the present [1936], with t... View more info

Fauquier County, Virginia Register of Free Negroes, 1817-1865

By: Karen Ibrahim, Karen White, Courtney Gaskins

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: I0018

ISBN: 1888265183

Condition: (1993), 1996, 6x9, index, 269 pp, Heritage Books


All counties in Virginia were required by an 1793 act to register freed negroes. The law was enforced until 1865. The originial register is located in the Virginia Historical Society. Typical entries include name, age, stature, color, description, and how freed. View more info

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The Kidnapped and the Ransomed: The Narrative of Peter and Vina Still after Forty Years of Slavery

By: Kate E. R. Pickard Introduction by Rev. Samuel J. May With an essay on Jews in the antislavery movement by Maxwell Whiteman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1995

Seller ID: 292333

ISBN: 0-8032-9233-3

Condition: 409 pages, Illus., paperback, University of Nebraska Press


"Mrs. Pickard's ability to turn Peter Still's life into a narrative that faithfully reflected the miseries and the horrors of plantation slavery places it among the outstanding accounts of slave life."-Maxwell Whiteman, in his introductory essay.Originally published in 1856, The Kidnapped and the Ransomed is the personal recollection of Peter Still, a black slave. He was stolen as a child from his home in New Jersey, yoked to servitude for more than forty yea... View more info

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Journey of Hope: The Back-To-Africa Movement in Arkansas in the Late 1800s

By: Kenneth C. Barnes.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: c2004

Seller ID: 855502

ISBN: 0807855502

Condition: 288 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 24 illus., 4 maps, 2 figs., notes, bibl., index, paperback, University of North Carolina Press


Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society (ACS) in the 1820s as an African refuge for free blacks and liberated American slaves. While interest in African migration waned after the Civil War, it roared back in the late nineteenth century with the rise of Jim Crow segregation and disfranchisement throughout the South. The back-to-Africa movement held great new appeal to the South's most marginalized citizens, rural African Americans. Nowhere was this intere... View more info

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The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh

By: Laurence A. Glasco, Wright, J. Ernest

Price: $39.95

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 2004

Seller ID: 942321

ISBN: 0822942321

Condition: 432 pages, hardback, University of Pittsburgh Press


The first publication of a reclaimed WPA project studying Pittsburgh's black population. The book features articles on civil rights, social class, lifestyle, culture, folklore, and institutions, from colonial times through the 1930s.The monumental American Guide Series, published by the Federal Writers' Project, provided work to thousands of unemployed writers, editors, and researchers in the midst of the Great Depression. Featuring books on states, cities, rivers, a... View more info