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African American History

This guide supports African American History and American History classes, and anyone in the HACC Community who wishes to educate themselves on this topic.


The Historian's Narrative of Frederick Douglass: Reading Douglass's Autobiography As Social and Cultural History

The book provides readers with the necessary biographical and historical context to better understand and fully appreciate the Douglass's classic memoir.

Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America

The unforgettable saga of one enslaved woman's fight for justice - and reparations.

Slavery in America (Gale Library of Daily Life)

Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

**Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History** Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.

Critical Insights: Frederick Douglass

This essay collection focuses on Douglass' contributions to American and African American literature. In addition to offering new perspectives of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself, this volume contains critical essays about "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?," The Heroic Slave, and Douglass' later autobiographies. It also considers Douglass' writings alongside the works of his contemporaries and explores his continuing literary legacy in the global twenty-first century.

Abolitionism: a Very Short Introduction

From early slave rebels to radical reformers of the Civil War era and beyond, the struggle to end slavery was a diverse, dynamic, and ramifying social movement.

They Were Her Property

A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy.

An intimate economy : enslaved women, work, and America's domestic slave trade

Alexandra Finley adds crucial new dimensions to the boisterous debate over the relationship between slavery and capitalism by placing women's labor at the center of the antebellum slave trade, focusing particularly on slave traders'ability to profit from enslaved women's domestic, reproductive, and sexual labor.

Misuse of Power: African American Slavery and Its Legacy.

This book views the history of African American slavery and its legacy. The author examines the misuse and abuse of white power in America and focuses on the treatment of African Americans within the last three centuries.

Transatlantic Slave Trade (Black History in Two Minutes Serie)

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