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Renton, Alex

Summary: When British Caribbean slavery was abolished across most of the British Empire in 1833, it was not the newly liberated who received compensation, but the tens of thousands of enslavers who were paid millions of pounds in government money. The descendants of some of those slave owners are among the wealthiest and most powerful people in Britain today. Alex Renton explores what inheritance -...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Canongate 2021

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

Bailey, John

Summary: Louisiana, 1843: a German immigrant thinks she recognizes a young slave girl as the long-lost daughter of her German friend, but the girl has no memory of such a past, and her owner refuses to free her. In novelistic detail, historian John Bailey reconstructs the exotic sights, sounds, and smells of mid-nineteenth-century New Orleans, an "infernal motley crew" of cotton kings, decadent river...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 BAI

Levine, Bruce C.

Summary: Levine presents a gripping chronicle of the cultural and economic upheaval the South experienced during and after the Civil War. Drawing upon a treasure trove of diaries, letters, newspaper articles, and government documents, Levine offers a unique perspective on the old South's demise through the voices of those who lived through the conflict.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2013

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.713 LEV

White, Shane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2005

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

Bailey, John

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.8 BAI

Rothman, Joshua D.

Summary: "In The Ledger and the Chain, prize-winning historian Joshua D. Rothman tells the disturbing story of the Franklin and Armfield company and the men who built it into the largest and most powerful slave trading company in the United States. In so doing, he reveals the central importance of the domestic slave trade to the development of American capitalism and the expansion of the American...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, Hachette Book Group 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 ROT

Mintz, Sidney W. (Sidney Wilfred)

Summary: In this book the author shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with its use first as an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 394.1 MIN

Whybrow, Peter C.

Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 WHY

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