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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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC INF

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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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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

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

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

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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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Farrow, Anne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Smith, Clint

1 hold on 7 copies

Summary: 'How the Word is Passed' is Clint Smith's revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation. Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks - those that are honest about the past and those that are not - that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nations...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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

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

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

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

Summary: Underground tells the story of American heroes and their harrowing journey from slavery to freedom, with the legendary Harriot Tubman blazing the trail.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD UND

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

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