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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Rael, Patrick.

Summary: Why did it take so long to end slavery in the United States, and what did it mean that the nation existed eighty-eight years as a “house divided against itself,” as Abraham Lincoln put it? The decline of slavery throughout the Atlantic world was a protracted affair, says Patrick Rael, but no other nation endured anything like the United States. Here the process took from 1777, when Vermont...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Georgia Press 2015

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

Summary: This series covers America's history from the age of Pre-Columbian Native Americans, through European discovery, colonization, independence, the forging of a young nation, and the settling of the American frontier. Students will look at the history of the United States from a new perspective, as they explore the events that have shaped modern American society. Professor Linwood Thompson is the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 EAR
3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 3

Baptist, Edward E.

Summary: Historian Edward Baptist reveals how the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.3 Baptist 2014

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

Oakes, James.

Summary: Traces the history of emancipation and its impact on the Civil War, discussing how Lincoln and the Republicans fought primarily for freeing slaves throughout the war, not just as a secondary objective in an effort to restore the country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Co. 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.714 OAK

Summary: Experience the rich cultural diversity of Native American tribes and the impact that early white explorers had on their lives. In this program, viewers will learn about the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi culture and the successful Pueblo revolt against their Spanish conquerors. First-person accounts bring to life the adventures of early explorers, from Cabeza de Vaca, the first white...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1996

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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 New Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 BEL

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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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

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

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

Greene, Meg.

Summary: Presents a social and cultural history of the American slave experience with emphasis on day to day life rather than the larger political context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Davis, Kenneth C.

Summary: Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country’s great tragedy—that a nation...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2016

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 Davis 2016

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Sinha, Manisha.

Summary: "Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as bourgeois, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. Manisha Sinha overturns this image, broadening her scope beyond the antebellum period usually associated with abolitionism and recasting it as a radical social movement in which men and women, black and white, free and enslaved found common ground in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 SIN

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

Ford, Carin T.

Summary: Explains the early plight of the slaves and their run for freedom during and after the Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7115 FOR

Landau, Elaine.

Summary: Tells the stories of the slaves, abolitionists, and conductors on the Underground Railroad through letters, newspaper articles, and biographies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7115 LAN

Douglass, Frederick

Summary: The story of Frederick Douglass is passionate, harrowing, and inspiring. As a former slave, impassioned abolitionist, gifted writer, newspaper editor, and powerful orator, Douglass was an immense, motivational figure. His early life, filled with physical abuse, deprivation, and tragedy, adds up to a heart-wrenching history. However, he was able to overcome everything that bound a slave to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DOUGLASS, FREDERICK DOU

Adler, David A.

Summary: Fighting with words and weapons, the thirteen individuals profiled in this book stand as heroes in the battle against slavery in America. Whether harboring runaways or leading revolts, speaking out in public squares or in newspapers, these men and women devoted their lives to human rights and the promise of their democracy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 326.8 ADL