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Hartman, Saidiya V.

Summary: In Lose Your Mother, Saidiya Hartman traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey she took along a slave route in Ghana. Following the trail of captives from the hinterland to the Atlantic coast, Hartman reckons with the blank slate of her own genealogy and vividly dramatizes the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African-American history. The slave,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 HAR

Farrow, Anne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 FAR

Sivertson, Howard

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Superior Port Cities 1999

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1 available in Michigan Room, Call number: MI 977.49 Sivertson 1999

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 977.49 SIV

Reséndez, Andrés

Summary: A landmark history: the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century. Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez illuminates, it was practiced for centuries as an open secret. There was no abolitionist movement to protect the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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Summary: Tom Bodett explores the trails that extended America's frontiers. He follows the footsteps and wagon ruts of rugged pioneers, dauntless homesteaders, reclusive mountain men, and stop-at-nothing gold hunters as they explored, settled, and worked the new land.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2002

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5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.3 AME 1
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Hurston, Zora Neale

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Summary: In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Sandler, Martin W

Summary: Describes what happened when a slave ship packed with plunder was captured by pirates in 1717 then sunk by a brutal storm. Tells the story of the 1984 expedition to locate the wreck and what was uncovered.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 910 SAN

Hambly, Barbara.

Summary: Benjamin January's search for a missing man takes him into a dark world filled with grave robbers and slave stealers in 1838 New Orleans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Hambly 2013

Achebe, Ngozi.

Summary: A tale of two women separated by 400 years but linked by history. Maxine a modern American woman who is half white and half African comes across a set of diaries written by a slave in the 16th century in her quest to connect with her Nigerian father. Then there is Onaedo a young woman from that era who found herself in the middle of events that were set in motion in a country far away from her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mandac-Goldberg Pub. 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: P ACH

Blashfield, Jean F.

Summary: An examination of the history of slavery in the United States, covering the slave trade, the life of a slave, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and other topics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.3 BLA

Kachur, Matthew

Summary: Covers such topics as the beginning of slavery in North America, the development of slavery in Central and South America, the Commercial Revolution and its impact on slavery, and the international slave trade.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Facts On File 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.3 KAC

Grandin, Greg

Summary: Documents an extraordinary early nineteenth-century event that inspired Herman Melville's "Beneto Cereno," tracing the cultural, economic, and religious clash that occurred aboard a distressed Spanish ship of West African pirates.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt & Co 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 GRA

Grandin, Greg

Summary: Grandin documents an extraordinary early nineteenth-century event that inspired Herman Melville's "Beneto Cereno," tracing the cultural, economic, and religious clash that occurred aboard a distressed Spanish ship of West African pirates.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 306.362 GRA

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 920 DAV

Berlin, Ira

Summary: Four great migrations frame the history of people of African descent in America, setting the paths by which Africans and then African Americans made and remade black life between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries. Those four massive upheavals form the foundation of Ira Berlin's sweeping new interpretation of the African American experience.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 BER

Johnson, Walter

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 1999

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 976.3 JOH

Silverthorn, Suzanne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schiffer Pub. Ltd. 2008

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 978.88 SIL

Dew, Charles B.

Summary: "This unique blend of memoir and history interweaves autobiography with the history of the slave trade and the American South"--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DEW, CHARLES B. DEW

Rediker, Marcus Buford.

Summary: Charts the history of slave ships, their crews, and their enslaved passengers, documenting such stories as those of a young kidnapped African whose slavery is witnessed firsthand by a horrified priest from a neighboring tribe responsible for the slave's capture.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 306.3 RED

Platt, Richard

Summary: In ancient Egypt, Nakht records his experiences as his family moves from small town Esna to the big, exciting city of Memphis, where he studies to be a scribe like his father and helps discover who has been robbing graves. Includes nonfiction information about Egyptian culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2014

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION Platt

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt)

Contents: The planting colonies -- The farming colonies -- The trading colonies -- The period of revolution, 1774-1787 -- The federal convention, 1787 -- Toussaint L'Ouverture and anti-slavery effort, 1787-1806 -- The period of attempted suppression, 1807-1825 -- The international status of the slave-trade, 1783-1862 -- The rise of the cotton kingdom, 1820-1850 -- The final crisis, 1850-1870 -- The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326.1 DUB

Levine, Karen

Summary: A biography of a Czech girl who died in the Holocaust, told in alternating chapters with an account of how the curator of a Japanese Holocaust center learned about her life after Hana's suitcase was sent to her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.5318 LEV

Harms, Robert

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 380.144 HAR

Summary: A band of Chicago counterfeiters hatched a plot to steal the President's body from its tomb outside Springfield, Illinois, and hold it for a ransom of $200,000. The story shows how important this beloved President remained to public so unprepared for his violent death in 1865.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A&E Home Video 2009

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc S