Subject: History of Slavery

The History of a Slave
Johnston, H. H. (edited by Paul E. Lovejoy)

Subject: Africa, History of Slavery

In 1889, the British colonial official Sir Harry Johnston published The History of a Slave, a story of an archetypal slave based on Johnston’s extensive knowledge of North and West Africa from his travels there. The tale follows the fictitious …

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The Horrors of Slavery and Other Writings by Robert Wedderburn
Wedderburn, Robert (edited by Iain MacCalman)

Subject: Caribbean

Robert Wedderburn was one of the first promoters of black power by revolutionary force, if necessary. His publications had an enormous impact in his time. The Horrors of Slavery is a vivid record of the history, ideas, and rhetoric of …

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The Irony of Desegregation Law 1955–1995: Essays and Documents
Whitman, Mark, editor

Subject: U.S. History

This volume continues the story begun in the author’s earlier work, Removing a Badge of Slavery. It seeks to provide an interpretive history of the major developments in school desegregation law beginning with Brown II. It suggests we may be …

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The Island of Cuba: A Political Essay
von Humboldt, Alexander (additional sections by Luis Martínez-Fernández and Frank Argote-von Freyre; translated by Shelley Frisch)

Subject: Caribbean

Winner of the Lydia Cabrera Award

This book remains an up-to-date and engrossing document more than one hundred fifty years after its initial publication. The Island of Cuba is a key source for studies of 19th-century Cuba and …

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The Letters and Other Writings of Gustavus Vassa (Olaudah Equiano, the African): Documenting Abolition of the Slave Trade
Sapoznik, Karlee Anne, editor (foreword by Paul Lovejoy)

Subject: African Studies, Caribbean Studies, History of Slavery

Gustavus Vassa (alias Olaudah Equiano, the African) was on the vanguard of the anti-slavery movement in England at the end of the eighteenth century. He provided a voice for people of African descent in the British Atlantic world. His …

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The Story of the Jamaican People
Sherlock, Philip and Hazel Bennett

Subject: Caribbean

The last general history of Jamaica was published in 1960. Since then, the country has become an independent nation and has developed a new sense of national identity out of the experience of 450 years of European colonization, African slavery, …

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The Travels of William Wells Brown
Brown, William Wells (edited by Paul Jefferson)

Subject: Slavery, American History

This is the remarkable story of two trips by a fugitive slave. One is the dramatic and poignant journey of a humiliated slave up the Mississippi to the North, into freedom. The second is a glorious voyage to Europe of …

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