|Three Narratives of Slavery |
by Sojourner Truth, Harriet Jacobs, Mary Prince
Straightforward, yet often poetic, accounts of the battle for freedom, these memoirs by three courageous black women vividly chronicle their struggles in the bonds of slavery, their rebellion against injustice, and their determination to attain equality.
|Great Speeches by African Americans: Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Others |
by James Daley
Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Barack Obama, and many other influential figures. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|Damn the Man!: Slang of the Oppressed in America |
by Tom Dalzell
Original hardcover publication conducts a fascinating exploration of the role of language in the culture of resistance. Hundreds of colorful examples include slang from communities of African Americans, immigrants, gay men, military, prisoners, and more.
|An Abraham Lincoln Tribute: Featuring Woodcuts by Charles Turzak |
by Charles Turzak, Bob Blaisdell, Bob Blaisdell, David A. Beronš
This handsome hardcover volume features 36 striking woodcut images of scenes from Lincoln's life by a noted artist of the 1930s. An appendix includes some of the president's speeches, letters, and quotations.
|The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass |
by Frederick Douglass
Amazing, firsthand account vividly recounts Douglass' early years, his physical abuse and deprivation, a dramatic escape to freedom, and his crusade for full civil rights for former slaves.
|My Bondage and My Freedom |
by Frederick Douglass
Born a slave, Douglass became outspoken force in antislavery movement. The best of Douglass's autobiographies. Graphic description of slave life.
|Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass |
by Frederick Douglass
The impassioned abolitionist and eloquent orator provides graphic descriptions of his childhood and horrifying experiences as a slave as well as a harrowing record of his dramatic escape to the North and eventual freedom. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|Narrative of My Escape from Slavery |
by Moses Roper
This 1838 autobiography recounts the experiences of a North Carolina slave who was sold or traded until his escape to New England. Roper's moving reminiscences offer a powerful account of life in bondage.
|Up from Slavery |
by Booker T. Washington
Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition.
|Women's Slave Narratives |
by Annie L. Burton
Authentic recollections of hardship, frustration, and hope — from Mary Prince's groundbreaking account of a lone woman's tribulations and courage, to Annie Burton's eulogy of black motherhood.
|American Slaves Tell Their Stories: Six Interviews |
by Octavia V. Rogers Albert
Vivid narratives recall life during and after the Civil War, from cruel punishments, divided families, and debilitating labor, to religious beliefs and practices, and the condition and progress of former slaves.
|Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil |
by W. E. B. Du Bois
The distinguished American civil rights leader first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems nearly 80 years ago in various periodicals. This volume has long inspired readers with its militant cry for reforms for black Americans.
|Adventures of an African Slaver |
by Captain Theodore Canot
Brimming with information on every aspect of the slave trade in the nineteenth century, this detailed account by a former slave ship captain accurately portrays the appalling machinery of commercial slavery.
|Slave Ships and Slaving |
by George Francis Dow
Grim commentaries by ships' doctors and captains about slave "factories," living conditions aboard ships, mutinies and their suppression, and more. 54 period illustrations. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1927 edition.
|Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl |
by Harriet Jacobs
Published in 1861, one of few extant slave narratives written by a woman. Powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life through the inspiring tale of one woman's dauntless spirit and faith.
|The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave |
by William Wells Brown
An influential force in the abolition movement and a lasting testimonial to the injustice of slavery, Brown's 1847 Narrative offers a sincere and moving account of the author's experiences as a slave in Missouri.
|Slave Songs of the United States |
by William Francis Allen, Charles Pickard Ware, Lucy McKim Garrison
This 1867 landmark book was the first systematic effort to collect and preserve songs sung by plantation slaves. Most of the 130 songs, geographically arranged, were recorded directly from the singers themselves.
|Twelve Years a Slave |
by Solomon Northup
Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. 7 illustrations. Index.
|Great Speeches |
by Abraham Lincoln
Masterly orations and letters. "House Divided" speech (1858), First Inaugural Address (1861), Gettysburg Address (1863), Letter to Mrs. Bixby (1864), Second Inaugural Address (1865), 11 others. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey |
by Marcus Garvey, Bob Blaisdell
This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, among them "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World" and "Africa for the Africans."
|The World's Great Speeches: Fourth Enlarged (1999) Edition |
by Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna
Nearly 300 speeches provide public speakers with a wealth of quotes and inspiration, from Pericles' funeral oration and William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech to Malcolm X's powerful words on the Black Revolution. Includes 7 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
|Spectacle in the White City: The Chicago 1893 World's Fair |
by Stanley Appelbaum, Peter B. Hales
A splendid tribute to The World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893, this hardcover volume offers a grand photographic record, printed in a sweeping landscape format. Includes essays and captions by a noted historian. 128 photographs.
|How the Other Half Lives |
by Jacob Riis
This famous journalistic record of the filth and degradation of New York's slums at the turn of the century is a classic in social thought and of early American photography. Over 100 photographs.