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Selected Bibliography

Slave pen, Alexandria, Va.
Slave Pen, Alexandria, Va.
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Civil War Photograph Collection [photographed between 1861 and 1865, printed later]
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General Interest

Berlin, Ira. Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E441 .B47 2003 [Catalog Record]

Davis, David Brion. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
LC Call Number: E441 .D2495 2006 [Catalog Record]

DeRamus, Betty. Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad. New York: Atria Books, 2005.
LC Call Number: E450 .D47 2005 [Catalog Record]

Du Bois, W. E. B. The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America, 1638-1870. New York: Dover Publications, 1999.
LC Call Number: E441 .D8 1999 [Catalog Record]

Finkelman, Paul. Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson. Armonk, N.Y: M.E. Sharpe, 2001.
LC Call Number: KF4545.S5 F565 2001 [Catalog Record]

Franklin, John Hope. From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2000.
LC Call Number: E185 .F8266 2000 [Catalog Record]

Franklin, John Hope, and Loren Schweninger. Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
LC Call Number: E447 .F7 1999 [Catalog Record]

French, Scot. The Rebellious Slave: Nat Turner in American Memory. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
LC Call Number: F232.S7 F74 2004 [Catalog Record]

Genovese, Eugene D. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974.
LC Call Number: E443 .G46 [Catalog Record]

Gettysburg Civil War Institute. Slavery, Resistance, Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
LC Call Number: E441 .S644 2007 [Catalog Record]

Gutman, Herbert G. The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom. New York: Pantheon Books, 1976.
LC Call Number: E185.86 .G77 1976 [Catalog Record]

Halpern, Rick, ed. Slavery and Emancipation. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2002.
LC Call Number: E441 .S6185 2002 [Catalog Record]

Horton, James Oliver, and Lois E. Horton. Slavery and the Making of America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E441 .H73 2005 [Catalog Record]

Johnson, Charles Richard, and WGBH Series Research Team. Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1998.
LC Call Number: E441 .J65 1998 [Catalog Record]

Johnson, Walter. Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.
LC Call Number: F379.N59 N4 1999 [Catalog Record]

King, Wilma. Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.
LC Call Number: E441 .K59 1995 [Catalog Record]

Lincoln, Abraham. Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War: Selected Writings and Speeches. Ed. Michael P. Johnson. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .A145 2001 [Catalog Record]

Morton, Patricia, ed. Discovering the Women in Slavery: Emancipating Perspectives on the American Past. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996.
LC Call Number: E443 .D57 1996 [Catalog Record]

Schneider, Dorothy. Slavery in America: From Colonial Times to the Civil War: An Eyewitness History. New York: Facts on File, 2000.
LC Call Number: E441 .S36 2000 [Catalog Record]

Schwartz, Marie Jenkins. Born in Bondage: Growing Up Enslaved in the Antebellum South. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2000.
LC Call Number: E443 .S39 2000 [Catalog Record]

Stanley, Amy Dru. From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
LC Call Number: HD8066 .S68 1998 [Catalog Record]

Vlach, John Michael. Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.
LC Call Number: E443 .V58 1993 [Catalog Record]

Washington, Booker T. The Story of the Negro: The Rise of the Race from Slavery. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E185 .W316 2005 [Catalog Record]

White, Deborah Gray. Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South. Rev. ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1999.
LC Call Number: E443 .W58 1999 [Catalog Record]

For Younger Readers

Altman, Linda Jacobs. The Politics of Slavery: Fiery National Debates Fueled by the Slave Economy. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2004.
LC Call Number: E441 .A5765 2004 [Catalog Record]

Burchard, Peter. Lincoln and Slavery. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1999.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .B96 1999 [Catalog Record]

Currie, Stephen. Escapes from Slavery. San Diego: Lucent Books, 2003.
LC Call Number: E450 .C88 2003 [Catalog Record]

DeFord, Deborah H. Life Under Slavery. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House Publisher, 2006.
LC Call Number: E443 .D44 2006 [Catalog Record]

Diouf, Sylviane A. Growing up in Slavery. Brookfield, Conn: Millbrook Press, 2001.
LC Call Number: E443 .D55 2001 [Catalog Record]

Eskridge, Ann E. Slave Uprisings and Runaways: Fighting for Freedom and the Underground Railroad. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow, 2004.
LC Call Number: E447 .E84 2004 [Catalog Record]

Garrison, Mary. Slaves Who Dared: The Stories of Ten African-American Heroes. Shippensburg, Pa: White Mane Kids, 2002.
LC Call Number: E444 .G37 2002 [Catalog Record]

Gorrell, Gena K. North Star to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad. New York: Delacorte Press, 1997.
LC Call Number: E450 .G68 1997 [Catalog Record]

Gresko, Jessica A. Slave Rebellions. Detroit, MI: Lucent Books/Thomson Gale, 2007.
LC Call Number: E447 .G74 2007 [Catalog Record]

Isaacs, Sally Senzell. Life on a Southern Plantation. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2001.
LC Call Number: F341.3 .I83 2001 [Catalog Record]

Kleinman, Joseph. Life on an African Slave Ship. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books, 2001.
LC Call Number: HT1321 .K54 2001 [Catalog Record]

Landau, Elaine, comp. Slave Narratives: The Journey to Freedom. New York: Franklin Watts, 2001.
LC Call Number: E444 .S565 2001 [Catalog Record]

Littlejohn, Randy. A Timeline of the Slave Trade in America. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 2004.
LC Call Number: E441 .L58 2004 [Catalog Record]

McNeese, Tim. The Rise and Fall of American Slavery: Freedom Denied, Freedom Gained. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2004.
LC Call Number: E441 .M44 2004 [Catalog Record]

Newman, Shirlee Petkin. 2000. Slavery in the United States. New York: Franklin Watts.
LC Call Number: E441 .N58 2000 [Catalog Record]

Schleichert, Elizabeth. The Thirteenth Amendment: Ending Slavery. Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers. 1998.
LC Call Number: KF4545.S5 S35 1998 [Catalog Record]

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