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An Anti-Slavery Crusade: A Chronicle of the Gathering Storm By Jesse Macy
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Capitalism and Slavery By Eric Williams
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The present study is an attempt to place in historical perspective the relationship between early capitalism as exemplified by Great Britain, and the Negro slave trade, Negro slavery and the general... More > colonial trade of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is strictly an economic study of the role of Negro slavery and the slave trade in providing the capital which financed the Industrial Revolution in England and of mature industrial capitalism in destroying the slave system.< Less
The Conflict With Slavery By John Greenleaf Whittier
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John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Although he received little formal education, he was... More > an avid reader who studied his father’s six books on Quakerism until their teachings became the foundation of his ideology. First introduced to poetry by a teacher, Whittier published his first poem in 1826 in William Lloyd Garrison’s Newburyport Free Press. In June of 1833, he published the antislavery pamphlet Justice and Expediency, and from there dedicated the next twenty years of his life to the abolitionist cause. He was editor of The National Era; and for the next ten years it featured the best of his writing, both as prose and poetry. His works include: At Sundown (1890), Anti-Slavery Poems, My Summer With Dr. Singletary, Criticism, Historical Papers, Margaret Smith’s Journal and The Bridal of Pennacook.< Less
A Condensed Anti-Slavery Bible Argument: By a Citizen of Virginia By George Bourne
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IN order the better to understand the subject it is necessary here to introduce a few plain definitions. Slavery has two definitions--the direct and the indirect. The first of these is that it is the... More > total deprivation of human rights; the other that it is the reducing of human beings to the condition of property, the same as other goods, wares, merchandise and chattels. Either of these definitions will answer for the purpose of argument, though the latter is to be preferred, because it is the most familiar. There are a variety of other ways in which mankind hold control over each other, and sometimes unjustly and oppressively; but if the persons controlled be not held as property, they are not slaves.< Less
Anti-Slavery Poems and Songs of Labor and Reform, Complete Volume III of The Works of John Greenleaf Whittier By John Greenleaf Whittier
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7,... More > 1892) was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the Fireside Poets, he was influenced by the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Whittier is remembered particularly for his anti-slavery writings as well as his book Snow-Bound.John Greenleaf Whittier was born to John and Abigail (Hussey) at their rural homestead in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on December 17, 1807. His middle name is thought to mean 'feuillevert' after his Huguenot forbears. He grew up on the farm in a household with his parents, a brother and two sisters, a maternal aunt and paternal uncle, and a constant flow of visitors and hired hands for the farm. Excerpt from:< Less
Abraham Lincoln and the Abolition of Slavery In the United States By Charles Godfrey Leland
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Abraham Lincoln is one of the most well known American presidents. This book chronicles his life and shows he became such an influential the man who altered the face of American history.
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Collection of essays by Louis A. DeCaro, Jr., a student of the life and letters of the abolitionist John Brown. These essays first appeared on the author's online publication, "John Brown the... More > Abolitionist: A Biographer's Blog," and have been edited and presented here with new, extended critical introduction.< Less
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave By Frederick Douglass
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a... More > number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.< Less
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois
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The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of American literature by W. E. B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. Du... More > Bois drew from his own experiences as an African-American in the American society. Outside of its notable relevance in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works in the field of sociology. The book's import to African Americans was comparable to that of Uncle Tom's Cabin.< Less
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“I come to dis state in 1885. I run off from my parents back in North Carolina. They was working in a turpentine forest there. “When freedom was declared my folks heard ‘bout a... More > place where money was easy to make. So they walked from down close to Charleston up there and carried the children. I was ‘bout nine or ten years old. I liked the farm so I left the turpentine farm. I got to rambling round and finally got to Arkansas. I run off from my folks cause they kept staying there. I was a child and don’t recollect much ‘bout slavery. I was at the quarters wid all the children. My mother b’longed to Bob Plat and my father to a man named Rogers. My father could get a pass and come to see us every Sunday providin’ he didn’t go nowhere else or stop long the road. He came early and stay till bedtime. We all run to meet him. He kiss us all in bed when he be leavin’.< Less