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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

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...

Format: text

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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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

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 Collection, 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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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J PA FIC CUR

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2019

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Edugyan, Esi.

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

Davis, Charlotte Nicole

Summary: "The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls--they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a "welcome house" as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen. When Clementine accidentally kills a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2019

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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...

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

Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Summary: Contains three novels on the topics of slavery, romance, and changes in the lifestyles in an old small town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 1982

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC STO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC STO

Summary: This story follows the life of Eliza and her protector Uncle Tom, who are caught in the brutality of slavery in the Southern States during the nineteenth century.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 1999

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA UNC

Elliott, Zetta

Summary: "When her village is raided, a teenage girl finds herself on a brutal journey to the coast of Africa and across the Atlantic. Her only comfort is a small child who clings to her for protection. But once they board the slave ship, the child reveals her rebellious nature and warns her that her mother--a fierce warrior--is coming to claim them all."--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosetta Press 2017

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

Hopkinson, Deborah.

Summary: A young girl flees from the farm where she has been worked as a slave and uses the Underground Railroad to escape to freedom in the north.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2001

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HOP

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