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The Classic Slave Narratives-paperback

By: Various

Price: $4.25

Publisher: Signet Classics: January 2002

Seller ID: 124862

ISBN: 0451528247

Condition: Used - Good


No group of slaves anywhere, in any era, has left such prolific testimony to the horror of bondage as African-American slaves. Here are four of the most notable narratives: "The Life of Olaudah Equiano; The History of Mary Prince; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass;" and "Incidents in the Life of Slave Girl." View more info

By Duty Bound: Survival and Redemption in a Time of War

By: Brig. Gen. Ezell Ware Jr., Joel Engel

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Dutton: March 2005

Inscription: Signed By Author

Seller ID: 123021

ISBN: 0525948619

Condition: Used - Good


The inspiring, true story of a top soldier who survived Jim Crow only to land in a struggle for survival beside his racist white captain after they were downed in Vietnam Raised in the segregated South, Ezell Ware was determined to excel beyond the lines drawn by white power brokers. He became the top recruit in his Marine training class; having grown up without running water, electricity, or sufficient food, he wasnat daunted by military life. He eventually earned a chance to join the Armyas helicopter pilot program, realizing his dream of flying. It was a role that would change his life, ... View more info

Bearing the Cross

By: David J. Garrow

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Vintage: December 1987

Seller ID: 46020

ISBN: 0394756231

Condition: Used - Good


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Slavery in the Structure of American Politics, 1765-1820

By: Donald L. Robinson

Price: $4.50

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc: May 1979

Seller ID: 120342

ISBN: 0393009130

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We Are Your Sisters Black Women In The

By: Dorothy Sterling

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Norton*(ww Norton Co: August 1985

Seller ID: 46004

ISBN: 0393302520

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American Slavery-American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia

By: Edmund S. Morgan

Price: $3.50

Publisher: WW Norton & Co: January 1975

Seller ID: 120340

ISBN: 0393091562

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Slaves in the Family

By: Edward Ball

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux: February 1998

Seller ID: 129452

ISBN: 0374265828

Condition: Used - Good


In 1698, Elias Ball arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, from England to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty-five slaves. Elias and his progeny built a slave dynasty that lasted for 167 years, buying more than a dozen plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as "Carolina Gold", and assembling close to 4,000 African and African American slaves before 1865, when Union troops arrived on the lawns of the Balls' estates to force emancipation.In Slaves in the Family, Edward Ball, a descendant of Elias, has written a nonfiction Americ... View more info

Tally's Corner

By: Elliot Liebow

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Little Brown & Co (P): June 1968

Seller ID: 120794

ISBN: 0316525146

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A topical history of the United States

By: Gerald Baydo

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall: January 1974

Seller ID: 84032

ISBN: 013925420x

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Our Nig: or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black (Penguin Books for History: U.S.)

By: Harriet E. Wilson

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Addison Wesley: July 2009

Seller ID: 120802

ISBN: 0143105760

Condition: Used - Good


For the 150th anniversary of its first publication, a new edition of the pioneering African-American classic, reflecting groundbreaking discoveries about its author's life First published in 1859, "Our Nig" is an autobiographical narrative that stands as one of the most important accounts of the life of a black woman in the antebellum North. In the story of Frado, a spirited black girl who is abused and overworked as the indentured servant to a New England family, Harriet E. Wilson tells a heartbreaking story about the resilience of the human spirit. This edition incorporates new research... View more info

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Harriet Jacobs

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Dover Publications: November 2001

Seller ID: 125315

ISBN: 0486419312

Condition: Used - Acceptable


This autobiographical account by a former slave is one of the few extant narratives written by a woman. Written and published in 1861, it delivers a powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life. Jacobs speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in a tale of dauntless spirit and faith. View more info

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Harriet Jacobs

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Dover Publications: November 2001

Seller ID: 127997

ISBN: 0486419312

Condition: Used - Good


This autobiographical account by a former slave is one of the few extant narratives written by a woman. Written and published in 1861, it delivers a powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life. Jacobs speaks frankly of her master's abuse and her eventual escape, in a tale of dauntless spirit and faith. View more info

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My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered

By: Howell Raines

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics): September 1983

Seller ID: 16945

ISBN: 0140067531

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The almost unfathomable courage and the undying faith that propelled the Civil Rights Movement are brilliantly captured in these moving personal recollections. Here are the voices of leaders and followers, of ordinary people who became extraordinary in the face of turmoil and violence. From the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1956 to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, these are the peeople who fought the epic battle: Rosa Parks, Andrew Young, Ralph Abernathy, Hosea Williams, Fannie Lou Hamer, and others, both black and white, who participated in sit-ins, Freedom Rides, voter drives, and ... View more info

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Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

By: Immaculee Ilibagiza

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Hay House: June 2007

Seller ID: 46014

ISBN: 1401908977

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Immaculee Ilibagiza grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished. But in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Immaculee's family was brutally murdered during a killing spree that lasted three months and claimed the lives of nearly a million Rwandans. Incredibly, Immaculee survived the slaughter. For 91 days, she and seven other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor while hundreds of machete-wielding killers hunted for them. It was during those endless hours of unspeakable terror t... View more info

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A Small Place

By: Jamaica Kincaid

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Plume: July 1989

Seller ID: 122056

ISBN: 0452262356

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Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember: An Oral History

By: JAMES MELLON

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Grove Press: January 2002

Seller ID: 93077

ISBN: 0802138683

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In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration commissioned an oral history of the remaining former slaves. Bullwhip Days is a remarkable compendium of selections from these extraordinary interviews, providing an unflinching portrait of the world of government-sanctioned slavery of Africans in America. Here are twenty-nine full narrations, as well as nine sections of excerpts related to particular aspects of slave life, from religion to plantation life to the Reconstruction era. Skillfully edited, these chronicles bear eloquent witness to the trials of slaves in America, reveal the wide range... View more info

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The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Was Shot

By: Jim Haskins

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks: January 1992

Seller ID: 125624

ISBN: 0590436619

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From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans

By: John Hope Franklin,Alfred A. Moss Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill Higher Education: January 2000

Edition: 8

Seller ID: 127954

ISBN: 0072295813

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Africa

By: John Reader

Price: $15.00

Publisher: National Geographic: September 2001

Seller ID: 78670

ISBN: 0792276817

Condition: Used - Good


Scientific evidence affirms that the first humans emerged on the continent of Africa. Despite this primal connection, Africa remains unknown to most people; too often it is a place associated with famine, frightening diseases, and incomprehensible tribalism -- or it is envisioned as a giant safari park. And for millions of African Americans, Africa is little more than a distant idea, placed beyond the bounds of memory by the breach of slavery.In Africa, acclaimed author John Reader and renowned photographer Michael Lewis render a remarkable portrait of the continent, capturing in exquisite ... View more info

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

By: Malcolm X, Alex Haley, Attallah Shabazz

Price: $3.25

Publisher: Ballantine Books: November 1992

Seller ID: 128939

ISBN: 0345350685

Condition: Used - Good


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