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McMann, Lisa.

Summary: "Dak, Sera, and Riq return to the United States and walk right into a deadly trap. The year is 1850 and the nation is divided over the issue of slavery. In these dark days, the Underground Railroad provides a light of hope, helping runaway slaves escape to freedom. But the SQ has taken control of the Underground Railroad from within. Now Dak and Sera are left wondering who to trust...while Riq...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC MCM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC INF

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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 Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Baumgartner, Alice

Summary: "The Underground Railroad to the North was salvation for many US slaves before the Civil War. But during the same decades, thousands of people in the south-central United States escaped slavery not by heading north but by crossing the southern border intoMexico. In South to Freedom historian Alice Baumgartner tells the story of Mexico's rise as an antislavery republic and a promised land for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lemke, Donald B.

Summary: In graphic novel format, recounts the story of Ellen and William Craft's daring escape in 1848 from slavery in Georgia to freedom in Pennsylvania.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2006

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC LEM

Davis, David Brion.

Summary: "From the revered historian--winner of nearly every award given in his field--the long-awaited conclusion of his magisterial three-volume history of slavery in Western culture that has been more than fifty years in the making. David Brion Davis is one of the foremost historians of our time, and in this final volume in his monumental trilogy on slavery in Western culture he offers highly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Duane, Anna Mae

Summary: "Educated for Freedom" explores the story of two fugitive schoolboys who grew up to change a nation"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 DUA

Lincoln, Abraham

Summary: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents the full range of Lincoln's views, gathered from his private letters, speeches, official documents, and even race jokes, arranged chronologically from the late 1830s to the 1860s. --from publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kaplan, Fred

Summary: Explores how the differing experiences and viewpoints of two Presidents shaped slavery and race relations in America for more than a century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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

Bordewich, Fergus M.

Summary: Chronicles the 1850s appeals of Western territories to join the Union as slave or free states, profiling period balances in the Senate, Henry Clay's attempts at compromise, and the border crisis between New Mexico and Texas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.64 BOR

Ellingwood, Ken

Summary: "The history of the fight for free press has never been more vital in our own time, when journalists are targeted as "enemies of the people." In this brilliant and rigorously researched history, award-winning journalist and author Ken Ellingwood animates the life and times of abolitionist newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy. First to Fall illuminates this flawed yet heroic figure who made the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LOVEJOY, ELIJAH ELL

Miller, William Lee.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hahn, Steven

Summary: "A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's provocative reinterpretation of the eight decades surrounding the Civil War (and leading into the twentieth century); the next volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner. In this ambitious story of American imperial conquest and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Steven Hahn takes on the conventional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Ricks, Mary Kay.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2007

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

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

Oakes, James.

Summary: This is a book about two towering figures in our nation's history. It is a moving story about an improbable friendship, and an important story about an equally improbable alliance. [In the book, the author] has written a ... narrative history. He brings these two iconic figures to life and sheds new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America. -Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7114 OAK

Richards, Leonard L.

Summary: It has always been understood that the 1848 discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada influenced the battle over the admission of California to the Union. Now, historian Richards makes clear the links between the Gold Rush and many of the regional crises in the lead-up to the Civil War. Richards explains how Southerners envisioned California as a new market for slaves, only to be frustrated by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 979.4 Richards

Fleming, Thomas J.

Summary: Explores the possibility that the Civil War started not because of slavery, but because the South was chosen to house the nation's leadership instead of northern New England where the Revolution had begun.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.711 FLE

Oakes, James

Summary: "An award-winning scholar uncovers Lincoln's strategy for abolishing slavery in this groundbreaking history of the sectional crisis and Civil War. Some celebrate Lincoln for freeing the slaves; others fault him for a long-standing conservatism on abolition and race. James Oakes gives us another option in this brilliant exploration of Lincoln and the end of slavery. Through the unforeseen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

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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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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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