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  • FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND STROKES FOR FREEDOM: A Series of Anti-Slavery Tracts of Which Half a Million are Now Issued by Friends of the Negro. by Armistead, Wilson, preface.
    Armistead, Wilson, preface.
    FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND STROKES FOR FREEDOM: A Series of Anti-Slavery Tracts of Which Half a Million are Now Issued by Friends of the Negro.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Negro Universities Press, (1969.) dj. Hardcover - Facsimile reprint of a book originally published in London in 1900 -Consists of reprints of no. 1-82 of the Leeds anti-slavery series, ranging in length from 1 to 20 pages each . Preface. by Wilson Armistead. . ISBN: 0-8371-20144.

    Condition: Fine in brown boards with gilt lettering on spine, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 52715
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  • SLAVES IN THE FAMILY. by Ball, Edward.
    Ball, Edward.
    SLAVES IN THE FAMILY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.). First edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. "The story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until 1865, when Union troops arrived on the…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.). First edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. "The story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until 1865, when Union troops arrived on the lawns of Balls' estates to force emancipation. ... A nonfiction American saga that is part history, part journey of discovery. This is the story of black and white families who have lived side-by-side through three hundred years.." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Genealogy charts, notes, index. 489 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in printed cream colored wrappers (some creasing to the corners). A very uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 43608
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  • Ball, Edward.
    SLAVES IN THE FAMILY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.). Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. From the dj flap: this "is the story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.). Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. From the dj flap: this "is the story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until 1865, when Union troops arrived on the lawns of Balls' estates to force emancipation. ... A nonfiction American saga that is part history, part journey of discovery. This is the story of black and white families who have lived side-by-side through three hundred years.." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Genealogy charts, notes, index. 495 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-374-265828.

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    Condition: Near fine, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50839
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  • SLAVES IN THE FAMILY. by Ball, Edward.
    Ball, Edward.
    SLAVES IN THE FAMILY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. From the dj flap: this "is the story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, winner of the 1998 National Book Award. From the dj flap: this "is the story of one man's exploration of his family's slave-owning past and his search for the descendants of the people his family ket as slaves. In 1698, Elias Ball traveled from his home in devon, England, to Charleston, Carolina to take possession of his inheritance: part of a plantation and twenty slaves. Elias and his progeny built an American dynasty that lasted six generations, acquiring more than twenty plantations along the Cooper River near Charleston, selling rice known as Carolina Gold, and enslaving close to four thousand Africans ans African-Americans until 1865, when Union troops arrived on the lawns of Balls' estates to force emancipation. ... A nonfiction American saga that is part history, part journey of discovery. This is the story of black and white families who have lived side-by-side through three hundred years.." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Genealogy charts, notes, index. 495 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-374-265828.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36579
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  • Behn, Aphra.
    OROONOKO and Other Stories.

    Edition: Reprint - first thus.

    Koln: Konemann, 1999. dj. Hardcover - An attractively produced edition of this novella probably originally published in 1678 and seen as the first sustained protest in the English language against slavery. In fact, Behn shows the natural virtue of the Africans and the hypocrisy and treachery of their white oppressors. Included are 6 other stories and a section of notes at the end. A compact format, measuring just 6 3/4 inches by 5 inches, but nicely printed on good quality paper, and bound in blue cloth. ISBN: 3-8290-0902x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20353
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  • THE SHAPING OF BLACK AMERICA. by Bennett, Lerone/
    Bennett, Lerone/
    THE SHAPING OF BLACK AMERICA.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Johnson Publishing Co Inc, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - Starting with the landing of the first blacks at Jamestown in 1619, this looks not just at the first black inhabitants of the colonies but also at the custom of white servitude which preceded the slave trade. It is divided into two sections - foundations and directions - and it highlights alternatives which could have been taken, but were not. Illustrated with sepia-toned full page drawings by Charles White. Bibliography, index.
    Large square format. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-874850711.

    Condition: Very near fine in brown cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover in a fair only example of the rather uncommon dustjacket (tears, large chip to upper edge of back cover)

    Book ID: 76118
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  • Blackett, R. J. M.
    BUILDING AN ANTISLAVERY WALL: Black Americans in the Atlantic Abolitonist Movement, 1830-1860

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Cornell University Press, 1989. The first full-scale study of the role African Americans played in building support for abolition in Great Britain - among those who travelled and spoke frequently were Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, the Crafts, Martin Delany, and others. Many were fugitive slaves lecturing on their experiences; others came to study at British universities, including Jesse Glasgow and McCune Smith. Bibliography, index.

    Condition: Very good plus in wrappers (some scattered highlighting and marginal notes.)

    Book ID: 9625
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  • Blackett, R. J. M.
    BUILDING AN ANTISLAVERY WALL: Black Americans in the Atlantic Abolitonist Movement, 1830-1860

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-scale study of the role African Americans played in building support for abolition in Great Britain - among those who travelled and spoke frequently were Frederick Douglass, William Wells Brown, the Crafts, Martin Delany, and others. Many were fugitive slaves lecturing on their experiences; others came to study at British universities, including Jesse Glasgow and McCune Smith. Bibliography, index. 237 pp. ISBN: 0-8071-10825.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26733
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  • A SLAVE NO MORE: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation. by Blight, David.
    Blight, David.
    A SLAVE NO MORE: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2007.). SIGNED first edition - The stories of Wallace Tunbridge (1846-1916) who was born in South Carolina nd spent his adult life in New York City and Jersey City and of John Washington (1838-1918) born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, who worked as a painter in Washington DC after his escape and retired to Cohasset, Massachusetts - two "ordinary men" with extraordinary stories. Includes diary excerpts from their actual stories of escape and freedom. 16 pages of black and white photographs. SIGNED on the title page. Blight received the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2019. Notes. 299 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 51899
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  • Bolt, Christine
    THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT AND RECONSTRUCTION: A Study of Anglo-American Co-operation 1833-1877.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Oxford University Press, 1969. Hardcover first edition - An examination of the early history of the British anti-slavery movement, the attitudes of Britons in general to the Jamaica revolt of 1865 and to Reconstruction, but especially a study of how for 5 years, from 1863-68, the anti-slavery movement in England found a new cause and a new lease of life in the needs of the four million Negroes freed by the Civil War. 197 pgs, selected bibliography, index.

    Condition: NF/NF (pc.)

    Book ID: 8800
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  • Bontemps, Arna.
    BLACK THUNDER: Gabriel's Revolt: Virginia 1800.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Boston: Beacon, 1968. Novel originally written in 1936, the true story of a slave insurrection which failed. Includes a new and interesting introduction by the author.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 24890
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  • Bontemps, Arna.
    BLACK THUNDER: Gabriel's Revolt: Virginia 1800.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Boston: Beacon, 1968. Novel originally written in 1936, the true story of a slave insurrection which failed. Includes a new and interesting introduction by the author. xv, 224 pp.

    Condition: Good in stiff illustrated wrappers (some wear to the covers, contents clean).

    Book ID: 41294
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  • BOUND FOR CANAAN: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America. by Bordewich, Fergus .
    Bordewich, Fergus .
    BOUND FOR CANAAN: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2005). First edition - "The beginnings of slavery's denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, slave and free, who joined forces to create what would come to be known as the Underground Railroad. . . The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. Against a backdrop of the country's westward expansion arose a fierce clash of values that was nothing less than a war for the country's soul. Not since the American Revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only challenged prevailing mores but…

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    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2005). First edition - "The beginnings of slavery's denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, slave and free, who joined forces to create what would come to be known as the Underground Railroad. . . The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. Against a backdrop of the country's westward expansion arose a fierce clash of values that was nothing less than a war for the country's soul. Not since the American Revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only challenged prevailing mores but also subverted federal law. 'Bound for Canaan' tells the stories of men and women like David Ruggles, who invented the black underground in New York City; bold Quakers like Isaac Hopper and Levi Coffin, who risked their lives to build the Underground Railroad; and the inimitable Harriet Tubman." Extensive notes and sources. 500 pp. ISBN: 0-060524308.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 67056
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  • ANTHONY BURNS: A History. by [Burns, Anthony] Stevens, Charles Emery.
    [Burns, Anthony] Stevens, Charles Emery.
    ANTHONY BURNS: A History.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: John P. Jewett and Company, 1856. Hardcover first edition - The true history of the extradition of Anthony Burns as a fugitive slave, the court house attack and martial law in Boston. Stevens was an eyewitness to many of the events described in the book. The extradition of fugitive slaves was a rallying point for abolitionists, and violent incidents such as occured in Boston, as described in this book, marked the slide of the nation toward civil war. The historical perspective offered in these pages is compelling, especially considering the role Boston had in the nation's fight for independence. Illustrated by With 3 full page engravings. 295 pp.

    Condition: Good in original blindstamped cloth - lettering rubbed on spine, a bit of fraying to ends of the spine and some toning to the pages, but a sturdily bound copy with only very light foxing.

    Book ID: 61646
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  • Cable, Mary.
    BLACK ODYSSEY: The Case of the Slave Ship Amistad.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (c 1971, 1977). The true story of the slave ship which was taken over by its captives in 1839. Bibliography, index, 183 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0046941.

    Condition: Fine (as new)

    Book ID: 27536
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  • SLAVERY. by Channing, Willilam E. [1780-1842]
    Channing, Willilam E. [1780-1842]
    SLAVERY.

    Edition: Fourth edition (first was in 1835.)

    Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1836. Hardcover - Channing was an influential New England Unitarian minister and author, who stroke out strongly against the evils of slavery. He influenced many American authors, including Emerson and other transcendentalists and Holmes and Bryant and his writings on slavery helped to prepare the way for emancipation. A small volume. 187 pp.

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    Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1836. Hardcover - Channing was an influential New England Unitarian minister and author, who stroke out strongly against the evils of slavery. He influenced many American authors, including Emerson and other transcendentalists and Holmes and Bryant and his writings on slavery helped to prepare the way for emancipation. A small volume. 187 pp.

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    Condition: Good in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover (missing front free endpaper, foxing to the endpapers and lightly scattered in the margins.) Binding is strong, and pages are supple.

    Book ID: 46403
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  • PASSENGER ON THE PEARL: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery. by Conkling, Winifred.
    Conkling, Winifred.
    PASSENGER ON THE PEARL: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Young Readers, 2015. First edition - "In 1848, Emily Edmonson, thirteen, along with five siblings and seventy other enslaved people, boarded the "Pearl "in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., in a bid to reach freedom. Within a day, the schooner was captured, and the six Edmonsons were sent to New Orleans to be sold. Emily and Mary were saved from the even crueler conditions when the threat of yellow fever forced their return to Virginia. They were eventually ransomed with the help of their parents and abolitionists, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, who later used them as models for characters in 'Uncle Tom s Cabin.'" An account written for older children, illustrated with vintage photographs…

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    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Young Readers, 2015. First edition - "In 1848, Emily Edmonson, thirteen, along with five siblings and seventy other enslaved people, boarded the "Pearl "in the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., in a bid to reach freedom. Within a day, the schooner was captured, and the six Edmonsons were sent to New Orleans to be sold. Emily and Mary were saved from the even crueler conditions when the threat of yellow fever forced their return to Virginia. They were eventually ransomed with the help of their parents and abolitionists, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, who later used them as models for characters in 'Uncle Tom s Cabin.'" An account written for older children, illustrated with vintage photographs and drawings. Slightly wider format. 153 pp plus sources and notes, bibliography.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

    Book ID: 62457
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  • Craton, Michael.
    SINEWS OF EMPIRE: A Short History of British Slavery.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Temple Smith, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Extensive notes, index. 413 pages. ISBN: 0-8511-7064x.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (one closed tear on back cover.)

    Book ID: 19033
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  • CROWNS OF GLORY, TEARS OF BLOOD: the Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823. by daCosta, Emilia Viotti
    daCosta, Emilia Viotti
    CROWNS OF GLORY, TEARS OF BLOOD: the Demerara Slave Rebellion of 1823.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A riveting study of a pivotal moment in the history of slavery - reconstructs the experience of slavery through the eyes of the Demerara slaves themselves. Based on complaints brought by the slaves to the office of the Protector of Slaves, eyewitness accounts, official records and private journals. Index, extensive notes. ISBN: 0-195082982.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77155
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  • Davis, David Brion.
    SLAVERY AND HUMAN PROGRESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - A survey of slavery and emancipation throughout world history, from antiquity to the modern era - divided into three sections - How Progress led to the Europeans' Enslavement of Africans, Redeeming Christianity's Reptutations, and Abolishing Slavery and Civilizing the World - this book discusses the concept that slavery was considered part of progress and the transition from white slaves to black slaves; the emancipation movements and the on-going debate over modern slavery in the United States. Davis has won many prices - the Pulitzer, the National Book Award, the Bancroft - for his thought-provoking works on slavery. Notes, index. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-195034392.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 34744
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  • Dew, Charles B.
    BOND OF IRON:Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusually detailed look at American slavery through extensive records maintained by Buffalo Forge in the Lexingon,Virginia area. Developed by two men from Pennsylvania (William Weaver during the war of 1812, and later Daniel Brady) the forge produced much of the iron used by the Confederacy during the Civil War. The Weaver-Brady records are unique in the details they provide about the day-to-day events of the slave community, including in addition to births and deaths, information about epidemics, crippling industrial accidents, the movement of slave patrols, the history of the Civil War and how the slaves reacted to freedom and more. Photographs, extensive notes, index. xviii, 429 pp. ISBN: 0-393-036162.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 25307
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  • SLAVERY: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life. by Elkins, Stanley.
    Elkins, Stanley.
    SLAVERY: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1971). A new critical approach focusing on why was American slavery different from other forms, and why have the results been so long lasting. Index. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-226-204758.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 58116
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  • Filler, Louis
    THE CRUSADE AGAINST SLAVERY, 1830-1860.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1963. The abolitionists, in all of their contradictions. Illustrated with many photographs, a detailed bibliography, notes, index. 318 pages

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 24054
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  • Filler, Louis
    THE CRUSADE AGAINST SLAVERY, 1830-1860.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960. dj. Hardcover first edition - The abolitionists, in all of their contradictions. Illustrated with many photographs, a detailed bibliography, notes, index.

    Condition: NF/G+ (bookplate, some penciled notations, tear on side of spine on dj, fading on spine.)

    Book ID: 5263
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  • BUT WE HAVE NO COUNTRY: The 1851 Christiana, Pennsylvania Resistance. by Forbes, Ella.
    Forbes, Ella.
    BUT WE HAVE NO COUNTRY: The 1851 Christiana, Pennsylvania Resistance.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cherry Hill, NJ: Africana Homestead Legacy Publishers, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Examines from an African American perspective "how William Parker and the Christiana Resisters tested the basic tenets of American democracy and law, especially the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law. . . Ultimately the Christiana Resistance was a contest of wills between Parker and his self-defense organization, with natural law on their side, and Edward Grosuch and other white slave owners, armed, literally with civil law." Includes an appendix with William Parker's The Freedman's Story published in the Atlantic Monthly in Feb, 1866. Photographs. Bibliography, index.xiv, 338 pp. ISBN: 0-965330818.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (closed tear on front cover of dj).

    Book ID: 67617
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  • RECONSTRUCTION AFTER THE CIVIL WAR. by Franklin, John Hope.
    Franklin, John Hope.
    RECONSTRUCTION AFTER THE CIVIL WAR.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1967.). A title in the Chicago History of American Civilization series - a lucid and scholarly look at this important era in American history, and one which 'reduces the exaggerations of former views to a more credible picture. ' Chronology, bibliography, index. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-226-260763.

    Condition: Good overall (previous owner's name, underlining and marginal notations on several pages).

    Book ID: 32987
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  • RECONSTRUCTION AFTER THE CIVIL WAR. by Franklin, John Hope.
    Franklin, John Hope.
    RECONSTRUCTION AFTER THE CIVIL WAR.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1973.). A title in the Chicago History of American Civilization series - a lucid and scholarly look at this important era in American history, and one which 'reduces the exaggerations of former views to a more credible picture. ' Chronology, bibliography, index. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-226-260763.

    Condition: Good condition (some wear to the covers, number written inside front cover on on top edge, contents clean.)

    Book ID: 48219
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  • Franklin, John Hope.
    RECONSTRUCTION AFTER THE CIVIL WAR.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1973.). A title in the Chicago History of American Civilization series - a lucid and scholarly look at this important era in American history, and one which 'reduces the exaggerations of former views to a more credible picture. ' Chronology, bibliography, index. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-226-260763.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 31814
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  • RUNAWAY SLAVES: Rebels on the Plantation. by Franklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger,
    Franklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger,
    RUNAWAY SLAVES: Rebels on the Plantation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A definitive analysis of slave resistance and escape, one which shows that, contrary to popular belief, slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and ran away from their plantations whenever they could. Based on original documents including "planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted, when, where, and how they escaped, where they fled to, how long they remained in hiding, and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to…

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    New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A definitive analysis of slave resistance and escape, one which shows that, contrary to popular belief, slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and ran away from their plantations whenever they could. Based on original documents including "planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted, when, where, and how they escaped, where they fled to, how long they remained in hiding, and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to hunt down escaped slaves." INSCRIBED by Franklin on the half title page. Illustrated, charts, extensive notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 455 pp. ISBN: 0-195084497.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79510
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  • RUNAWAY SLAVES: Rebels on the Plantation. by Franklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger,
    Franklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger,
    RUNAWAY SLAVES: Rebels on the Plantation.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A definitive analysis of slave resistance and escape, one which shows that, contrary to popular belief, slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and ran away from their plantations whenever they could. Based on original documents including "planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted, when, where, and how they escaped, where they fled to, how long they remained in hiding, and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to…

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    New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A definitive analysis of slave resistance and escape, one which shows that, contrary to popular belief, slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and ran away from their plantations whenever they could. Based on original documents including "planters' records, petitions to county courts and state legislatures, and local newspapers, this book shows how slaves resisted, when, where, and how they escaped, where they fled to, how long they remained in hiding, and how they survived away from the plantation. Of equal importance, it examines the reactions of the white slaveholding class, revealing how they marshaled considerable effort to prevent runaways, meted out severe punishments, and established patrols to hunt down escaped slaves." SIGNED on the title page by author Loren Schweninger with the words "best wishes," Illustrated, charts, extensive notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 455 pp. ISBN: 0-195084497.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (prevous owner's name on front pastedown, mostly hidden by dj flap)

    Book ID: 79915
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