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A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology

By: Anne Elizabeth Yentsch

Price: $43.95

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: June 1994

Seller ID: 467308

ISBN: 0521467306

Condition: 469 pages, 234 x 156mm, 58 line diagrams 40 half-tones 44 tables 18 maps, paperback, Cambridge University Press


Analyzing the material remains left by Maryland's colonists in the eighteenth century in conjunction with historical records and works of art, archaeologists have reconstructed the daily life of the aristocratic British Calvert family, whose head was governor of Maryland. In this large household people from different cultures interacted, and English and West African lifestyles merged. Using this fascinating case study, Anne Yentsch illustrates the way in which historical archaeology draws on different disciplines to interpret the past.ReviewsPrize WinnerOne of Choice's O... View more info

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Women's Slave Narratives

By: Annie L. Burton

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 445550

ISBN: 0486445550

Condition: 176 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Softcover, Dover Publications


Remarkable stories of courage and perseverance For students of literature, history, and Afro-American studies Voices from Slavery is one of Dover's top sellers A compelling, authentic picture of women in slavery This compilation assembles the moving testimony of five black women's tribulations in captivity. Covering a wide range of narrative styles, and the prevalent themes of the time, the voices comprising this collection are authentic evocations of hardship, frustration, and hope, giving readers an unflinching account of the black experience in slavery.Republication of ... View more info

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Adventures of an African Slaver

By: Captain Theodore Canot

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425126

ISBN: 0486425126

Condition: 464 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


Brimming with information on every aspect of the slave trade in the nineteenth century, this detailed account by a former captain of a slave ship accurately portrays the appalling machinery of commercial slavery. One of the few real, unexaggerated accounts of the slave trade by a participant, this volume contains the complete text of the author's original memoirs, gathered in 1954 from his journals, memoranda, and conversations. A slave trader for three decades, Captain Theodore Canot describes the economic structure of the African kingdoms; his extensive travels in the interior of Africa to r... View more info

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History of the Underground Railroad as it Was Conducted by the Anti-Slavery League, Including Many Thrilling Encounters Between Those Aiding the Slaves to Escape and Those Trying to Recapture Them

By: Col. William M. Cockrum

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1915)

Seller ID: C0391

ISBN: 155613391X

Condition: 356 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1915), 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 356 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The Underground Railroad was instrumental in facilitating the escape of 500-1,000 blacks per year from the South to Canada. Many left from various points in Kentucky and crossed Indiana and Michigan en route to freedom. This work is primarily concerned with the traffic through Indiana, and the exciting events it engendered. It includes a map showing the routes used, and photos of some of the activists in the Anti-Slavery League. The author also wrote the Pioneer History of Indiana. 356 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1915), 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 356 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

Register of Free Negroes and of Dower Slaves, Brunswick County, Virginia, 1803-1850

By: Frances Holloway Wynne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1983

Seller ID: W3608

ISBN: 0788436082

Condition: 229 pages, 6x9, 1983, 6x9, cloth, x+219 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc


During the colonial period of virginia, free Negroes had to register with the county of residence or run the risk of being apprehended and sold as slaves. This is a verbatim transcript showing name, age, distinguishing marks, free birth or emancipation (and by whom), and date. A few show previous residencies and occupation. Although the practice ceased in 1865, no registrations have been found in Brunswick County for the period 1850-1865. Map of area showing contiguous counties and dates of formation. Abstract of free blacks from federal censuses for 1830 and 1840. Justices of the Peace ... View more info

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Slave Ships and Slaving

By: George Francis Dow

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 421112

ISBN: 0486421112

Condition: 396 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Softcover, Dover Publications


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Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb: An American Slave

By: Henry Bibb, Lucius Matlack

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 44127X

ISBN: 048644127X

Condition: 160 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, Dover Publications


First published in 1849 and long unavailable, this remarkable narrative records the life of a former slave who, in 1825, at the age of ten, made his first attempt to escape from slavery. Eventually successful in gaining his freedom, he received an abbreviated education and joined the antislavery movement. Henry Bibb's compelling autobiography describes slave folkways in detail, tells of desperate efforts to recover his wife and child, and presents a touching self-portrait of a man caught between a slave past and a free future.Unabridged republication of Narrative of the Life and Adventures... View more info

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District of Columbia Runaway and Fugitive Slave Cases, 1848-1863

By: Jerry M. Hynson

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1999)

Seller ID: H0069

ISBN: 1585490695

Condition: 146 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1999), 2012, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 146 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The author is the 2002 James Dent Walker Award Winner. District of Columbia Department of Corrections Runaway Slave Book 1848-1863 and United States District Court for the District of Columbia Fugitive Slave Cases 1862-1863. The enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 created these records in the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia. Entries for the section on the Department of Correction records give name of slave, date committed and under whose orders; also date of release and to whom they were released. U.S. District Court records are sworn warrants of arrest and give name and r... View more info

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Narrative of My Escape from Slavery

By: Moses Roper

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 427188

ISBN: 0486427188

Condition: 64 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications


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American Slaves Tell Their Stories: Six Interviews

By: Octavia V. Rogers Albert

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 441903

ISBN: 0486441903

Condition: 112 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, Softcover, Dover Publications


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1850 Fairfax County and Loudoun County, Virginia, Slave Schedule

By: Patricia B. Duncan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2003

Seller ID: D0820

ISBN: 1585498203

Condition: 103 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 103 pp , Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These records were transcribed from National Archives microfilms of the Fairfax County, Virginia, and Loudoun County, Virginia, Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Second Series, Slave Population. Each page contains two columns of entries which contain some or all of the following information: Names of slave owners, page number, number of slave, age, sex, color, fugitive from the state, number manumitted, deaf & dumb, blind, insane or idiotic. A full name index gives ready access to all of the names.103 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 103 pp ... View more info

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1850 Fauquier County, Virginia, Slave Schedule

By: Patricia B. Duncan

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2003

Seller ID: D0819

ISBN: 158549819X

Condition: 138 pages, 2003, index, 138 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These records were transcribed from National Archives microfilms of the Fauquier County, Virginia, Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Second Series, Slave Population. Each page contains two columns of entries which contain some or all of the following information: Names of slave owners, page number, number of slave, age, sex, color, fugitive from the state, number manumitted, deaf & dumb, blind, insane or idiotic. A full name index gives ready access to all of the names. 138 pages, 2003, index, 138 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

1860 Loudoun County, Virginia, Slave Schedule

By: Patricia B. Duncan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2003

Seller ID: D0866

ISBN: 1585498661

Condition: 166 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 166 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These records were transcribed from the Loudoun County, Virginia Population Schedules of the Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Slave Population. Each page contains six columns of entries which contain some or all of the following information: Names of slave owners, page number, number of slave, age, gender, color, fugitive from the state, number manumitted, deaf & dumb, insane or idiotic. A full name index gives ready access to all of the names. 166 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 166 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Cash For Blood: The Baltimore to New Orleans Domestic Slave Trade

By: Ralph Clayton

Price: $48.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: C2235

ISBN: 0788422359

Condition: 704 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 704 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The demand for slave labor increased dramatically in the first decade of the 19th century due to the invention of the cotton gin and the consequent expansion of cotton plantations in the South. In 1808 it became illegal to import slaves from Africa, however Maryland and Virginia were experiencing a “superabundance” of slaves at this time and slave owners were faced with the options of renting, freeing, or selling their excess labor. Freed slaves gravitated to large cities, and by 1810, Baltimore, MD, had the largest free African American population anywhere in the US. Baltimore was... View more info

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The Most Dangerous Branch: Slavery, the Courts and the Constitution

By: Randall C. Young

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2005

Seller ID: Y3226

ISBN: 0788432265

Condition: 362 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2005, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 362 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


A comprehensive history of the Federal jurisprudence of slavery, The Most Dangerous Branch offers a unique perspective on slavery as an American institution. This thorough review of all-but-forgotten pleas for freedom will challenge many popularly held beliefs about American history, including the meaning of the Constitution, the South's purported quest for states' rights, and the limits of modern judicial authority. It will also change how many people feel about the role of judges in our society. The early chapters of the book explain how the Founding Fathers wrestled with the idea of slavery... View more info

A Legal History of Slavery in the United States

By: Robert B. Shaw

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1991

Seller ID: S3393

ISBN: 0788433938

Condition: 306 pages, 5x8, 1991, 5x8, cloth, index, 306 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc


This book aims to provide a comprehensive and coherent treatment of the laws of slavery. Terms and conditions of slavery were less uniform than is generally realized, and variant forms of servitude for many years and hereditary servants to the age of 30. Covers the slave trade, the fugitive slave controversy and the special status of slavery in the District of Columbia.306 pages, 5x8, 1991, 5x8, cloth, index, 306 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Twelve Years a Slave

By: Solomon Northup

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 411435

ISBN: 0486411435

Condition: 336 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, illus. Index., Dover Publications


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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM: Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland

By: T. Stephen Whitman

Price: $15.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1997

Seller ID: 120047

ISBN: 0813120047

Condition: 256 pages, 6 x 9, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


A stereotypical image of manumission is that of a benign plantation owner freeing his slaves on his deathbed. But as Stephen Whitman demonstrates, the truth was far more complex, especially in border states where manumission was much more common. Whitman analyzes the economic and social history of Baltimore to show how the vigorous growth of the city required the exploitation of rural slaves. To prevent them from escaping and to spur higher production, owners entered into arrangements with their slaves, promising eventual freedom in return for many years' hard work.The Price of Freedom rev... View more info

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Against the Peace and Dignity of the State: North Carolina Laws Regarding Slaves, Free Persons of Color, and Indians

By: William L Byrd III

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: B2480

ISBN: 0788424807

Condition: 490 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 490 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The evolution of North Carolina's Slave Codes begins in 1669, and for the most part, ends in 1862. Nestled within those years, was an ever growing number of new laws enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly; the purpose of which was to control the great numbers of not-always-docile slaves in the Colony of North Carolina, and later, the State of North Carolina. There were insurrections, uprisings, and runaways; all of which were crushed in the end. Some slaves were treated fairly, and others were treated brutally. Slavery in the South was a perfect example of man's inhumanity to man. The ... View more info

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North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Chowan County, Volume One

By: William L. Byrd III

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: B2182

ISBN: 0788421824

Condition: 224 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2002, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 224 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. Papers were listed under the general headings of "Slaves and Free Negroes," "Slaves and Free Persons of Color" and "Miscellaneous Records."Chowan County, named in honor the Chowan Indians, was established in 1670. It was originally a precinct in Albemarle County, and is bound by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Berti... View more info