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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 New Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 REN

Zoellner, Tom

Summary: "For five horrific weeks after Christmas in 1831, Jamaica was convulsed by an uprising of its enslaved people. What started as a peaceful labor strike quickly turned into a full-blown revolt, leaving hundreds of plantation houses smoking ruins. By the time British troops had put down the rebels, more than a thousand Jamaicans lay dead from summary executions and extrajudicial murder. While the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2020

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

Platt, Christine A.

Summary: "It's summertime! Ana & Andrew travel to visit their grandparents in Savannah, Georgia. While they are there, they learn that Grandma and Grandpa's church was built by slaves. With some help from an unusual source!' -- Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico Kid, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PLA

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Georgia Press 2015

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

McClafferty, Carla Killough

Summary: Draws on primary source documents and photographs of historical artifacts to examine the lives of men and women enslaved by the Washington family, and includes information on the present-day archeological survey of Mount Vernon's Slave Cemetery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2018

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

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

Burg, Ann E.

Summary: The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape--and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BUR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC BUR

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

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

Smolik, Jane Petrlik

Summary: In 1854 eleven-year-old Bones is a slave in Virginia who sends a bottle holding her real name and a trinket from her long-lost father down the James River--the currents carry it far away, ultimately uniting the lives of three young girls.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SMO

Bryan, Ashley.

Summary: Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 811 BRY

January, Brendan

Summary: Places the events relating to the 1857 Supreme Court decision regarding rights of slaves into the larger context of the conflict about slavery among the states.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 1998

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 342.087 JAN

Bryan, Ashley.

Summary: Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD Bryan 2017

Carby, Hazel V.

Summary: "A haunting and evocative history of British empire, told through one woman's family story 'Where are you from?' Hazel Carby was continually asked as a girl, at a time when being Black and being British was understood to be an impossibility. To answer that question properly, eminent scholar Hazel Carby finds she needs to trace not just the family history of her Jamaican father and her Welsh...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929.2 CAR

Greene, Jacqueline Dembar.

Summary: Follows the course of slavery in Mesopotamia and Egypt, examining how this practice began and spread, the work slaves did, and the impact of slavery on ancient societies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Franklin Watts 2000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.362 GRE

Walter, Jon

Summary: Samuel and his younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the Civil War, but when Samuel takes the blame for his brother's prank, he is sent South, given a new name, and sold into slavery--and somehow he must survive both captivity and the war, to find his way back to his brother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: David Fickling Books/Scholastic Inc. 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WAL

Curtis, Christopher Paul

Summary: In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Jones-Rogers, Stephanie E.

Summary: "Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave-owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South's slave market. Because women typically...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 JON

Summary: "With historic reenactments, expert interviews, and first-hand accounts, learn about the people, bloody wars, and undenieable truths that have brought us up from slavery to emancipation road on the march to freedom"--container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Edugyan, Esi.

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Summary: "From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, a boy rises from the ashes of slavery in the 1830s to become a free man of the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC EDU

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...

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

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

Huey, Lois Miner.

Summary: Details the archaeological discovery of thirteen skeletons in upstate New York that were identified as eighteenth century slaves from the Schuyler farm.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2016

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.3 HUE

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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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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Farrow, Anne.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2005

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

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