Summary: Presents more than 40 selections from interviews with former slaves conducted in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration that highlight different aspects of slave life, including work, abuse, living conditions, and emancipation.
Publisher / Publication Date: Bulfinch Press 2002
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 UNC
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...
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2021
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 326.8 UNS
Summary: "A memoir of a black man who was born a citizen of New York, kidnapped and sold as a slave in 1841, and rescued from a cotton plantation in Louisiana in 1853"--
Publisher / Publication Date: 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 NORTHUP, SOLOMON NOR
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...
Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 EIN
Summary: "Born a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841. He spent the next twelve harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity....
Publisher / Publication Date: Dover Publications 2014
Copies Available at East Bay1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NOR
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NORTHUP, SOLOMON NOR
Summary: 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally...
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Dreamscape Media, LLC 2013
Summary: The narratives in this volume include tales of Africa, pirate ships, wild animals, witches; a slave who had ten owners, and another who led a rebellion that killed fifty-five whites; the kidnapping of a white woman and her rescue by a slave; the nightmarish tortures of the infamous Mr. Gooch; the tragicomic experiences of a pair of "white slaves"; and the story of the "original Uncle Tom."--
Publisher / Publication Date: Lawrence Hill Books 1999
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 I VOL. 1
Summary: "Included are narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1772) and Olaudah Equiano (1789), who were taken from Africa as children and brought across the Atlantic to British North America. The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) provides unique insight into the man who led the deadliest slave uprising in American history. The widely read narratives by the fugitive slaves Frederick Douglass...
Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2000
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SLA
Summary: Details the archaeological discovery of thirteen skeletons in upstate New York that were identified as eighteenth century slaves from the Schuyler farm.
Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306.3 HUE
Summary: "Frederick Douglass knew that learning to read and write would be the first step in his quest for freedom. Told from first-person perspective and using some of Douglass's own words, this biography draws from his experiences as a young boy and his attempts to learn how to read and write."--
Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2020
Copies Available at East Bay1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU
Summary: "This edition of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca'a Relacion offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz's celebrated translation of Cabeza de Vaca's account of the 1527 Panfilo de Narvaez expedition to North America. The dramatic narrative tells the story of some of the first Europeans and the first-known African to encounter the North American wilderness and its Native inhabitants. It is...
Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2003