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Blair, Margaret Whitman.

Contents: Liberty to slaves -- And some joined the patriots -- War and its aftermath -- Nova Scotia and freedom -- Africa: the promised land.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2010

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.341 BLA

Bell, Karen Cook

Summary: "Running from Bondage tells the compelling stories of enslaved women, who comprised one-third of all runaways, and the ways in which they fled or attempted to flee bondage during and after the Revolutionary War. Karen Cook Bell's enlightening and originalcontribution to the study of slave resistance in eighteenth-century America explores the individual and collective lives of these women and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 BEL

Nash, Gary B.

Summary: Friends of Liberty tells the remarkable story of three men whose lives were braided together by issues of liberty and race that fueled revolutions across two continents. Thomas Jefferson wrote the founding documents of the United States. Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a hero of the American Revolution and later led a spectacular but failed uprising in Poland, his homeland. Agrippa Hull, a freeborn...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2008

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Burgan, Michael.

Summary: Presents a brief history of African-Americans and of slavery in seventeenth and eighteenth century America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.0496 BUR

Summary: Tells the story of the struggle for freedom by thousands of African-American ex-slaves who fled Southern plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. Follows their dream of a journey to freedom in bone-chilling Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone. Features the stories of Englishman John Clarkson, a passionate advocate of the abolition of slavery, and two African men,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ROU

Horne, Gerald.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated Negro Comrades of the Crown, by showing that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Univ Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.31 HOR

Blumrosen, Alfred W.

Contents: Somerset's journey sparks the American Revolution -- The tinderbox -- Virginia responds to the Somerset Decision -- The Virginia Resolution unites the Colonies and leads to the First Continental Congress in 1774 -- John Adams supports the South on slavery -- Colonies claim independence from Parliament -- The immortal ambiguity : "all men are created equal" -- The Articles of Confederation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.311 BLU

Wiencek, Henry.

Contents: Introduction : General's dream -- Home ground -- On the borderland -- The widow Custis -- A life honorable and amusing -- A scheme in Williamsburg -- So sacred a war as this -- A different destiny -- "A sort of shadowy life" -- The great escape.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WAS

Wiencek, Henry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 WIE

Wells, Jonathan Daniel

Summary: "Although slavery was outlawed in the northern states in 1827, the illegal slave trade continued in the one place modern readers would least expect, the streets and ports of America's great northern metropolis: New York City. In 'The Kidnapping Club,' historian Jonathan Daniel Wells takes readers to a rapidly changing city rife with contradiction, where social hierarchy clashed with a rising...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 WEL

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

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "A National Book Award Finalist for Non-Fiction, Never Caught is the eye-opening narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave, who risked everything for freedom. Now in a Young Readers Edition"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2019

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Hegamin, Tonya

Summary: In 1848 Willow, a fifteen-year-old educated slave girl, faces an inconceivable choice -- between bondage and freedom, family and love -- as free born, seventeen-year-old Cato, a black man, takes it upon himself to sneak as many fugitive slaves to freedom as he can on the Mason-Dixon Line.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HEG

Summary: "An new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a foreword by Kevin Young. This is the first Penguin Classics anthology published in partnership with the Schomburg Center, a world-renowned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326.8 UNS

Contents: Slavery and abolition -- Stories of the real underground railroad -- The story endures in history and legend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books in association with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7115 PAS

Holden, Vanessa M.

Summary: "The 1831 Southampton Rebellion led by Nat Turner involved an entire community. Vanessa M. Holden rediscovers the women and children, free and enslaved, who lived in Southampton County before, during, and after the revolt. Mapping the region's multilayered human geography, Holden draws a fuller picture of the inhabitants, revealing not only their interactions with physical locations but also...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 HOL

Bell, Richard

Summary: "A gripping and true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South -- and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice, reminiscent of Twelve Years A Slave and Never Caught"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 37 INK, Simon & Schuster 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "The story of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington's runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation's capital and reach freedom"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 JUDGE, ONA DUN

Escott, Paul D.

Summary: "Throughout the Civil War, newspaper headlines and stories repeatedly asked some variation of the question posed by the New York Times in 1862, "What shall we do with the negro?" The future status of African Americans was a pressing issue for both those in the North and in the South. Consulting a broad range of contemporary newspapers, magazines, books, army records, government documents,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 ESC

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: "A revelatory account of the actions taken by the first president to retain his slaves in spite of Northern laws profiles one of the slaves, Ona Judge, describing the intense manhunt that ensued when she ran away,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 37 Ink/Atria 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JUDGE, ONA DUN

Klingaman, William K.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 KLI

Einboden, Jeffrey

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "On October 3, 1807, Thomas Jefferson was contacted by an unknown traveler from the American frontier, who urgently requested a private "interview" with the President, promising to disclose "a matter of momentous importance". By the next day, Jefferson held in his hands two astonishing manuscripts whose history has been lost for over two centuries. Authored by Muslims fleeing captivity in rural...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

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

Hurston, Zora Neale

1 hold on 4 copies

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...

Format: text

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

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LEWIS, CUDJO HUR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B LEWIS HUR

Bryant, Jonathan M.

Summary: A professor of history who specializes in slavery and constitutional law investigates one of the most significant--and unjustly forgotten--Supreme Court cases in American history involving the slave ship Antelope and the three hundred African lives at stake.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.5 BRY

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