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  • In the shadow of Liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives

    In the shadow of Liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives2016

    by Kenneth C. Davis

    (977)

    Summary: "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents" -- Provided by publisher.

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.362 DAV YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • Slavery by another name [DVD]

    Slavery by another name2012

    Summary: Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 305.896 SLA

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • The time of slavery

    The time of slavery2007

    by Elizabeth Sirimarco

    Series: American Voices From--

    Summary: "Describes the history of slavery in the United States--from the landing of the first enslaved Africans to the close of the Civil War--through various primary source documents, such as slave...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 306.3 SIR

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  • Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black people in America from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon.

    Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black people in America from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon.2008

    by Douglas A Blackmon

    (5,610)

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.896 BLA

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Passages to freedom : the Underground Railroad in history and memory

    Passages to freedom : the Underground Railroad in history and memory2004

    (34)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.7115 PAS

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The Underground Railroad : an interactive history adventure

    The Underground Railroad : an interactive history adventure2008

    by Allison Lassieur

    Series: You Choose Books. History

    (124)

    Summary: Describes the Underground Railroad that operated in the United States for runaway slaves, and offers readers a chance to pick sides and make choices.

    BOOK

    Call #: J 909 YOU

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

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  • Sugar changed the world : a story of magic, spice, slavery, freedom, and science

    Sugar changed the world : a story of magic, spice, slavery, freedom, and science2010

    by Marc Aronson

    (1,155)

    Summary: Sugar has left a bloody trail through human history. Cane--not cotton or tobacco--drove the bloody Atlantic slave trade and took the lives of countless Africans who toiled on vast sugar plantations...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J 664.1 ARO

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  • Encyclopedia of the underground railroad

    Encyclopedia of the underground railroad2006

    by J. Blaine Hudson

    (1)

    Summary: "Fugitive slaves were reported in the American colonies as early as the 1640s, and escapes escalated with the growth of slavery over the next two hundred years. By the onset of the Civil War in 1861,...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.7115 HUD

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Don't know much about the Civil War [CD book] : everything you need to know about America's greatest conflict, but never learned

    Don't know much about the Civil War : everything you need to know about America's greatest conflict, but never learned1998

    by Kenneth C Davis (read by Kenneth C. Davis)

    (1,064)

    Summary: Historian Kenneth C. Davis brings his remarkable ability for making the past vital and entertaining to this in-depth study of the United States' bloodiest conflict. Not content to rehash the...  more »

    AUDIOBOOK

    Call #: CD BOOK 973.7 DAV

    Location: Adult CD Books Nonfiction

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  • Liberty or death : the surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution

    Liberty or death : the surprising story of runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution2010

    by Margaret Whitman Blair

    (47)

    Summary: Presentation of the little-known story of the American Revolution told from the perspectives of the African-American slaves who fought on the side of the British Royal Army in exchange for a promise of freedom.

    BOOK

    Call #: J 973.3 BLA

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

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  • Forgotten bones : uncovering a slave cemetery

    Forgotten bones : uncovering a slave cemetery2016

    by Lois Miner Huey

    (265)

    Summary: Details the archaeological discovery of thirteen skeletons in upstate New York that were identified as eighteenth century slaves from the Schuyler farm.

    BOOK

    Call #: J 306.362 HUE

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

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  • The outbreak of the Civil War

    The outbreak of the Civil War2003

    Series: At Issue In History

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.7 OUT YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

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  • The fall of the house of Dixie [downloadable ebook] / the Civil War and the social revolution that transformed the South

    The fall of the house of Dixie / the Civil War and the social revolution that transformed the South2013

    by Bruce C Levine

    (1,370)

    Summary: In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, utterly destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended.

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  • Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1787-1865 [downloadable ebook] / a history of human bondage in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin

    Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1787-1865 / a history of human bondage in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin2011

    by Christopher P Lehman

    (3)

    Summary: "Although the passage of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 banned African American slavery in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, slavery as a practice persisted in the region through the end of the...  more »

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  • The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism

    The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism2014

    by Edward E Baptist

    (3,357)

    Summary: Historian Edward Baptist reveals how the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States.
  • 12 years a slave [Blu-ray]

    12 years a slave2014

    Summary: The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told...  more »

    BLU-RAY

    Call #: BLU DRAMA TWELVE

    Location: Blu-rays Drama

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  • Twelve Years a Slave [eBook]

    Twelve Years a Slave2012

    by Solomon Northup

    (96,517)

    Summary: The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a...  more »

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  • Twelve Years a Slave [eAudio]

    Twelve Years a Slave2012

    by Solomon Northup

    (96,518)

    Summary: The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a...  more »

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  • Twelve years a slave

    Twelve years a slave2000

    by Solomon Northup

    (96,518)

    Summary: The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.362 NOR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Twelve years a slave [eAudio]

    Twelve years a slave2013

    by Solomon Northup

    Summary: The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a...  more »

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  • Twelve Years a Slave [eBook]

    Twelve Years a Slave2014

    by Solomon Northup

    (96,519)

    Summary: The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a...  more »

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  • Twelve years a slave [eAudio]

    Twelve years a slave2013

    by Solomon Northup

    (96,519)

    Summary: The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a...  more »

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  • Mumbet's Declaration of Independence

    Mumbet's Declaration of Independence2014

    by Gretchen Woelfle

    (206)

    Summary: Mumbet's Declaration of Independence tells the story of a Massachusetts slave from the Revolutionary era -- in 1781, she successfully used the new Massachusetts Constitution to make a legal case that she should be free.

    BOOK

    Call #: J B FREEMAN

    Location: Juvenile Biographies

    copies in: 0 of 1 details

  • The California Gold Rush and the coming of the Civil War

    The California Gold Rush and the coming of the Civil War2007

    by Leonard L Richards

    (185)

    Summary: It has always been understood that the 1848 discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada influenced the battle over the admission of California to the Union. Now, historian Richards makes clear the links...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 979.4 RIC

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Rough crossings [downloadable audiobook] / Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution

    Rough crossings / Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution2006

    by Simon Schama

    (912)

    Summary: Rough crossings turns on a single huge question: if you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, who would you want to win? Tens of thousands gave their answer, voting with their...  more »

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  • Snow-storm in August : Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the forgotten race riot of 1835

    Snow-storm in August : Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the forgotten race riot of 18352012

    by Jefferson Morley

    (286)

    Summary: Portrays how the 19th century struggle against slavery erupted in Washington DC, thrusting the ambitious District Attorney Francis Scott Key into a uniquely American battle for justice.

    BOOK

    Call #: 305.8 MOR

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Snow-storm in August [downloadable ebook] / Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the forgotten race riot of 1835

    Snow-storm in August / Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the forgotten race riot of 18352012

    by Jefferson Morley

    (286)

    Summary: Portrays how the 19th century struggle against slavery erupted in Washington DC, thrusting the ambitious District Attorney Francis Scott Key into a uniquely American battle for justice.

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  • Colonial life

    Colonial life1992

    by Bobbie Kalman

    Series: Historic Communities

    (32)

    BOOK

    Call #: J 973.2 KAL

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

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  • Cast two shadows [downloadable ebook] / the American Revolution in the South

    Cast two shadows / the American Revolution in the South2004

    by Ann Rinaldi

    (1,293)

    Summary: In South Carolina in 1780, fourteen-year-old Caroline sees the Revolutionary War take a terrible toll among her family and friends and, along with a startling revelation about her own background, comes to understand the true nature of war.

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  • Slavery through the ages

    Slavery through the ages2014

    by Don Nardo

    (1)

    Summary: Chronicles the history of the enslavement of human beings, covering the different types of slavery from the ancient world, to the medieval era, to slavery in Europe and the United States as practiced in the nineteenth century.

    BOOK

    Call #: J 306.362 NAR

    Location: Juvenile Nonfiction

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  • 47 [downloadable ebook]

    472005

    by Walter Mosley

    (1,751)

    Summary: Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up under the watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious Tall John, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him the meaning of freedom.

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  • Pirates! [downloadable ebook] / the true and remarkable adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, female pirates

    Pirates! / the true and remarkable adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, female pirates2010

    by Celia Rees

    (15,367)

    Summary: In 1722, after arriving with her brother at the family's Jamaican plantation where she is to be married off, sixteen-year-old Nancy Kington escapes with her slave friend, Minerva Sharpe, and together...  more »

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  • The kingdom on the waves [downloadable audiobook]

    The kingdom on the waves2008

    by M. T Anderson

    (3,862)

    Summary: Such is our task, and such lies before us all: Liberty or Death.       In the summer of 1775, fleeing from a death sentence, Octavian and his tutor, Dr. Trefusis,...  more »

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  • The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. [downloadable audiobook] / Volume one. the pox party

    The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation. / Volume one. the pox party2007

    by M. T Anderson

    (14,488)

    Summary: Octavian Nothing is raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers. He and his mother are the only people in their household assigned names. Young Octavian begins to question the...  more »

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  • Hush harbor [downloadable ebook] / praying in secret

    Hush harbor / praying in secret2008

    by Freddi Williams Evans

    Summary: While Simmy watches for danger from high in a tree, other slaves gather in a hidden spot in the woods to sing and pray together in their own way, risking their lives in pursuit of religious freedom....  more »

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  • A nation without borders : the United States and its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-1910

    A nation without borders : the United States and its world in an age of civil wars, 1830-19102016

    by Steven Hahn

    (167)

    Summary: "A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's provocative reinterpretation of the eight decades surrounding the Civil War (and leading into the twentieth century); the next volume in the Penguin History of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.5 HAH

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • Up from slavery [DVD]

    Up from slavery2011

    Summary: In 1860, as the American Experiment threatened to explode into a bloody civil war, there were as many as four hundred thousand slave-owners in the United States, and almost four million slaves. The...  more »

    DVD

    Call #: DVD 306.362 UP

    Location: DVDs Nonfiction

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  • Slavery and human trafficking

    Slavery and human trafficking2016

    (4)

    Summary: "This title addresses controversies related to The US Libertarian Movement including: What are the issues surrounding contemporary slavery? Is sex trafficking a serious problem? How does legal policy...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: 306.362 SLA 2016

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • American slavery, 1619-1877

    American slavery, 1619-18771993

    by Peter Kolchin

    (664)

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.0496 KOL

    Location: Adult Nonfiction

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  • The abolition of American slavery

    The abolition of American slavery2002

    by James Tackach

    Series: World History Series

    (1)

    Summary: Discusses the introduction of slaves into American society, the beginnings of the abolitionist movement, the national conflict over slavery and the resulting Civil War, emancipation of the slaves, and slavery's legacy.

    BOOK

    Call #: 973.0496 TAC YA

    Location: YA Nonfiction

    copies in: 1 of 1 details