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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM: Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland

By: T. Stephen Whitman

Price: $15.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1997

Seller ID: 120047

ISBN: 0813120047

Condition: 256 pages, 6 x 9, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


A stereotypical image of manumission is that of a benign plantation owner freeing his slaves on his deathbed. But as Stephen Whitman demonstrates, the truth was far more complex, especially in border states where manumission was much more common. Whitman analyzes the economic and social history of Baltimore to show how the vigorous growth of the city required the exploitation of rural slaves. To prevent them from escaping and to spur higher production, owners entered int... View more info

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Army Life in a Black Regiment

By: Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 424820

ISBN: 0486424820

Condition: 208 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, Dover Publications


"Army Life in a Black Regiment has some claim to be the best written narrative to come from the Union [side] during the Civil War," wrote historian Henry Steele Commager. "Higginson's picture of the battle which was the origin of 'praise the Lord and pass the ammunition' and his reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to the black regiment are unsurpassed for eloquence." This book--originally a series of essays--was written by a Union colonel from New En... View more info

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The Souls of Black Folk

By: W. E. B. Du Bois

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 280411

ISBN: 0486280411

Condition: 176 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4, Dover Publications


In this founding work in the literature of black protest, first published in 1903, W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963) eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. He also charges that the strategy of accommodation to white supremacy would only serve to perpetuate black oppression. Essential reading for everyone interested in African-American history and the struggle for civil rights in America... View more info

The Black West: A Documentary and Pictoral History of the African American Role in the Westward Expansion of the United States

By: William Katz

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Random House: October 2005

Seller ID: 912310

ISBN: 0767912314

Condition: 336 pages, paperback, Random House


This entirely new edition of a famous classic has glorious new photographs-many never before seen-as well as a revised and expanded text that deepens our understanding of the vital role played by African American men and women on our early frontiers.Inspired by a conversation that William Loren Katz had with Langston Hughes, The Black West presents long-neglected stories of daring pioneers such as Nat Love, a.k.a. Deadwood Dick, Mary Fields, a.k.a. Stagecoach Mary, Cranf... View more info

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Against the Peace and Dignity of the State: North Carolina Laws Regarding Slaves, Free Persons of Color, and Indians

By: William L Byrd III

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B2480

ISBN: 788424807

Condition: (2003), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 490 pp, Heritage Books


The evolution of North Carolina's Slave Codes begins in 1669, and for the most part, ends in 1862. Nestled within those years, was an ever growing number of new laws enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly; the purpose of which was to control the great numbers of not-always-docile slaves in the Colony of North Carolina, and later, the State of North Carolina. There were insurrections, uprisings, and runaways; all of which were crushed in the end. Some slaves were ... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Chowan County, Volume One

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B2182

ISBN: 788421824

Condition: 2002, 5½x8½, paper, index, 224 pp, paperback, Heritage Books


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records."Chowan County, named in honor the Chowan Indians, was es... View more info

North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Chowan County, Volume Two

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B2460

ISBN: 788424602

Condition: 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 412 pp, paperback, Heritage Books


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records."Chowan County, named in honor the Chowan Indians, was es... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Hyde and Beaufort Counties

By: William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B2029

ISBN: 788420291

Condition: (2002), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 330 pp, Heritage Books


Hyde Co., originally known as Wickham, is bound by Pamlico Sound and Beaufort, Washington, Tyrell, and Dare counties. Beaufort Co., originally known as Pamptecough, is bound by Craven, Hyde, Martin, Pamlico, Pitt and Washington counties. Anyone researching this area will want to add this rich catalog of names to their library. Interactions between Black and White are displayed on both legal and domestic levels, giving the reader a vivid account of life in the Antebellum ... View more info

North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Burke, Lincoln, and Rowan Counties

By: William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B1530

ISBN: 788415301

Condition: (2000), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 290 pp, paperback, Heritage Books


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records." Researchers of Lincoln, Burke and Rowan County, North Carolina ancestors will want to add this rich catalog of names to their library. " Included are an extensiv... View more info

Slavery in the American Mountain South

By: Wilma A. Dunaway

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: May 2003

Seller ID: 812755

ISBN: 0521012155

Condition: 364 pages, 228 x 152mm, 32 half-tones 9 maps, paperback / softcover, Cambridge University Press


Series: Studies in Modern Capitalism Temporarily unavailable - no date availableWilma Dunaway breaks new ground by focusing on slave experiences on small plantations in the Upper South. She argues that the region was not buffered from the political, economic, and social impacts of enslavement simply because it was characterized by low black population density and small slaveholdings. Dunaway pinpoints several indicators that distinguished Mountain Sou... View more info

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History of the Colored Race in America

By: Wm. T. Alexander

Price: $45.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: A2296

ISBN: 788422960

Condition: (1887), 2003, paper, index, 646 pp, Heritage Books


Containing also their ancient and modern life in Africa, modes of living, employments, customs, habits, social life, etc. The origin and development of slavery in the Old World, and its introduction on the American continent; the slave trade; slavery, and its abolition in Europe and America. The Civil War, emancipation, education and advancement of the colored race, their civil and political rights. - Wm. T. Alexander. A sweeping history that moves across two continents ... View more info

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Traditional African Costumes Paper Dolls

By: Yuko Green

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 408108

ISBN: 0486408108

Condition: 9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Paper Dolls, paperback, Dover Publications


Accurately rendered collection of 29 authentic costumes and accessories for two dolls. Loose-flowing agbada gown for a Yoruba man, animals skins for a Luo warrior from Kenya, simply draped robes and striped shawls for Masai man and woman, and much more, plus fanciful headdresses, shields, a decorative ceremonial sword, drums, masks, and other tribal artifacts. An exciting collection for classroom teachers, paper dolls fans, and admirers of African culture. View more info

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Black Settlers in Rural Wisconsin, 2nd edition

By: Zachary Cooper.

Price: $3.95

Publisher: State Historical Society of Wisconsin: 1977

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 201700

ISBN: 0870201700

Condition: 32 pages, 6 x 9, illus., Bibliography, paperback, State Historical Society of Wisconsin


This series of booklets captures the history of many of the largest immigrant communities in Wisconsin, enhanced by photos from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin's iconographic collections. View more info