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

By: Lewis, Ronald L.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1987

Seller ID: 116104

ISBN: 0813116104

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


Reviews“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 View more info

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A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology

By: Anne Elizabeth Yentsch

Price: $43.95

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: June 1994

Seller ID: 467308

ISBN: 0521467306

Condition: 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... View more info

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Women's Slave Narratives

By: Annie L. Burton

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 445550

ISBN: 0486445550

Condition: 176 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Softcover, 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 ha... View more info

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So, Ye Want To Be A Reenactor? A Living History Handbook

By: Brenton C. Kemmer and Karen L. Kemmer

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2001)

Seller ID: K1732

ISBN: 0788417320

Condition: 160 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2001), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 160 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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... View more info

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Adventures of an African Slaver

By: Captain Theodore Canot

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425126

ISBN: 0486425126

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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The Mis-Education of the Negro

By: Carter Woodson

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 445585

ISBN: 0486445585

Condition: 144 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Softcover, 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... View more info

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A Century of Negro Migration

By: Carter Woodson

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: [Orig. 1918]

Seller ID: 425592

ISBN: 0486425592

Condition: 240 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Reprint of 1918 edition, paperback, Dover Publications


240 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Reprint of 1918 edition, paperback, Dover Publications View more info

Reclaiming African Heritage at Salem, Indiana

By: Coy D. Robbins

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1995)

Seller ID: R0325

ISBN: 0788403257

Condition: 234 pages, 8.5x11, (1995, 2004), 2017, 8½x11, paper, index, 234 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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, ... View more info

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Register of Free Blacks, Rockingham County, Virginia, 1807-1859

By: Dorothy A. Boyd-Rush

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: B3658

ISBN: 1556136587

Condition: Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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 th... View more info

District of Columbia Free Negro Registers [2 volumes]

By: Dorothy S. Provine

Price: $98.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1996

Seller ID: P0506

ISBN: 0788405063

Condition: 728 pages, 8.5x11, 1996, 8.5x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 728 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


728 pages, 8.5x11, 1996, 8.5x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 728 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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In View of the Great Want of Labor: The Legislative History on Employment of African Americans in the Confederate States of America

By: E. Renee Ingram

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999)

Seller ID: I9018

ISBN: 1585490180

Condition: 237 pages, 8.5x11, (1999), 2002, 8.5x11, paper, index, 237 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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 Legi... View more info

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

By: Elizabeth Shown Mills

Price: $10.95

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, Inc: 1983

Seller ID: W3608

ISBN: 0788436082

Condition: 229 pages, 6x9, 1983, 6x9, cloth, x+219 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc


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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Slave Ships and Slaving

By: George Francis Dow

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 421112

ISBN: 0486421112

Condition: 396 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Softcover, Dover Publications


396 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Softcover, Dover Publications View more info

Just Us

By: Gwendolyn Cottman

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: C4139

ISBN: 0788441396

Condition: 241 pages, 6x9, 2002, 6x9, cloth, 241 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc


241 pages, 6x9, 2002, 6x9, cloth, 241 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

Hamilton County, Ohio, Burial Records, Volume 9: Union Baptist African American Cemetery

By: Hamilton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

Price: $97.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1997

Seller ID: H0638

ISBN: 0788406388

Condition: 878 pages, 8.5x11, 1997, 8?x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 878 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


878 pages, 8.5x11, 1997, 8?x11, paper, index, 2 vols., 878 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc 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, Softcover, 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, Inc: 2004

Seller ID: H2510

ISBN: 0788425102

Condition: 248 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2004, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 248 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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

Generations: The WPA Ex-Slave Narrative Genealogical Resource Database. Volume I: Ex-Slaves with Virginia Origins

By: James M. Rose

Price: $39.99

Publisher: CC: 2013

Seller ID: 8531-102

ISBN: 0806380543

Condition: DVD, CC


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