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Martin, Valerie

Summary: The tragedies and emotional repercussions of slavery in the antebellum South are seen through the eyes of slave owner Manon Gaudet, who marries the owner of a sugar plantation, only to see her own slave, Sarah, become her husband's mistress.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MAR

Clarke, Breena.

Summary: Even though Sewing Annie Coats and her son, Gabriel, have managed to buy their freedom, their lives are still marked by constant struggle and sacrifice. Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, where the Coatses operate a tailor's shop and laundry, is supposed to be a "promised land" for former slaves but is effectively a frontier town, gritty and dangerous, with no laws protecting black people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLA

Walker, Margaret

Summary: The fortunes of a mulatto girl--as a slave during the Civil War and then as a woman freed by the Emancipation Proclamation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1966

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Pope, Dudley.

1 hold on 1 copy

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McBooks Press 2002

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Gomillion, Agnes

Summary: After World War III, Earth is in ruins, and the final armies have come to a reluctant truce. Everyone must obey the law--in every way--or risk shattering the fragile peace and endangering the entire human race. Although Arika Cobane is a member of the race whose backbreaking labor provides food for the remnants of humanity, she's destined to become a member of the Kongo elite. After ten...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Titan Books 2019

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1 available in Adult- Science Fiction, Call number: SF Gomillion 2019

Crafts, Hannah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Crafts

Warren, Robert Penn

Summary: Amantha Starr, who was sent to Ohio at age nine to receive an education, does not return to her father's Kentucky plantation until she learns of his death. At his graveside she is shocked to learn that her mother had been a plantation slave, and now she, Amantha, is being sold by her father's creditors. This is her story for a search of freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1955

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAR

Kelly, Martha Hall

20 holds on 7 copies

Summary: Union nurse Georgeanna Woolsey travels with her sister to Gettysburg, where they cross paths with a slave-turned-army conscript and her cruel plantation mistress.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2021

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Allende, Isabel.

Summary: "The story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny in a society where that would seem impossible"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Español 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: SPANISH 468 ALL

Rivers, Francine

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIV

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Riv

Morrison, Toni.

Summary: After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1987

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Ford, Jack

Summary: A story based on true events recreates a female slave's struggle for freedom in the decades before the Civil War as she is freed by her owner, kidnapped by slave catchers and returned to Virginia, and brings criminal charges against her kidnappers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Books 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC FOR

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION FOR

Allende, Isabel.

Summary: "The story of a mulatta woman, a slave and concubine, determined to take control of her own destiny in a society where that would seem impossible"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Allende 2010

Allende, Isabel.

Summary: Born into slavery on the island of Saint-Domingue, Zarite, young Tete and her fellow slaves find solace in what remains of the African heritage. But when 20-year-old Toulouse Valmorain arrives to the island in 1770, he comes to rely on Tete's servitude. Over the course of four decades, Tete learns of humanity's great potential for both progress and cruelty.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Audio 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC ALL

Morrison, Toni.

Summary: Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 1998

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Johnson, Sadeqa

1 hold on 5 copies

Summary: Born on a plantation but set apart from the others by her mother's position as a medicine woman, a young slave is forced to leave home at eighteen and unexpectedly finds herself in an infamously cruel jail. Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Brown was promised her freedom on her eighteenth birthday. Instead she finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Johnson 2021

Austin, Lynn N.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House Pub. 2004

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Austi

Rivers, Francine

Summary: Turning away from the opulence of Rome, Marcus is led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers 2002

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Brown, William Wells

Summary: "At a slave auction, a beautiful teenage girl, her sister, and her mother are sold as William Wells Brown's 1853 novel Clotel begins. In making his title character the daughter of Thomas Jefferson, Brown takes advantage of a scandalous and - until recently - unconfirmed rumor. Clotel's new owner falls in love with her, gets her pregnant, seems to promise marriage - then sells her. A fast-paced...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2004

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Brown, William Wells

Summary: Includes memoirs, travel writings, fiction, and history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Graham, Jo

Summary: The daughter of a slave taken from fallen Troy, Gull was chosen to become the voice of the Lady of the Dead and counsel kings. But when nine black ships appear, captained by exiled Prince Aeneas, she joins him as his guide and leads him to his destiny.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orbit 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GRA

O'Connor, Stephen

Summary: A debut novel about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, in whose story the conflict between the American ideal of equality and the realities of slavery and racism played out in the most tragic of terms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC OCO

Quinn, Kate.

Summary: Beautiful and musical Judaean slave Thea attempts to survive and prosper in first century Rome despite a spiteful mistress, a broken love affair with a gladiator, and, most dangerous of all, an interested Emperor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2010

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Pierce, Tamora.

Summary: Alianne must call forth her mother's courage and her father's wit in order to survive on the Copper Isles in a royal court rife with political intrigue and murderous conspiracy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2003

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

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