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The Descent By Tim Elliot
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The Great Shame of America: despite the abolition of slavery, mistreatment of African- Americans continues through most of the 20th Century, mainly in the South but, to a lesser degree, in the north... More > as well.< Less
The Descent By Tim Elliot
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The Great Shame of America: despite the abolition of slavery, mistreatment of African- Americans continues through most of the 20th Century, mainly in the South but, to a lesser degree, in the north... More > as well.< Less
Melitte By Fatima Shaik
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A first person account of life through the eyes of a slave girl in 18th century Louisiana. "Accessible and affecting historical fiction" School Library Journal "Full of period detail... More > and vivid sensory writing" Kirkus "Heart rending novel" The Horn Book< Less
Scripts: Sketches and Tales of Urban Mississippi By C. Liegh McInnis
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Scripts: Sketches and Tales of Urban Mississippi addresses the lingering issues of Afro-Mississippi struggles while contextualizing present-day issues in the frame of history. The opening story,... More > "Transition," is the tale of a family's flight from rural Mississippi to Jackson, Mississippi. The following story, "Poni's Trail," takes the reader to New York City, back to rural Mississippi and finally Jackson, Mississippi. Along the way, you meet engaging characters with anger and confusion. One theme that resonates through the pages is Art. The reader is provided with what art and making art means to the characters. The reader also gets a glimpse of some historical issues, including the explanation and history of the HBCU existence, its failures, and successes. While the short stories are entertaining, they provide a sociological and psychological view of the people of Mississippi.< Less
Scripts: Sketches and Tales of Urban Mississippi By C. Liegh McInnis
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Scripts: Sketches and Tales of Urban Mississippi addresses the lingering issues of Afro-Mississippi struggles while contextualizing present-day issues in the frame of history. The opening story,... More > "Transition," is the tale of a family's flight from rural Mississippi to Jackson, Mississippi. The following story, "Poni's Trail," takes the reader to New York City, back to rural Mississippi and finally Jackson, Mississippi. Along the way, you meet engaging characters with anger and confusion. One theme that resonates through the pages is Art. The reader is provided with what art and making art means to the characters. The reader also gets a glimpse of some historical issues, including the explanation and history of the HBCU existence, its failures, and successes. While the short stories are entertaining, they provide a sociological and psychological view of the people of Mississippi.< Less
Pennsylvania Avenue a Novel By J.A. Rich
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Baltimore, 1942. The home front adjusts as the Second World War rages. Shy county girl, Ruthie, arrives on what many call 'Colored Paradise'; Baltimore's Pennsylvania Avenue. Driven from her simple... More > life, she is plunged into the criminal underworld in an attempt to avenge the murder of her beloved uncle, almost a decade before. During her quest for revenge, Ruthie is helped by strangers; including a mysterious figure from the past. Who is it? Meanwhile, newly promoted police Detective Ross stumbles upon evidence which could convict a powerful corrupt police commander and bring down his whole department. As Ross and Ruthie get closer to their goals, they meet and begin to realize how intertwined their agendas are. Join them as they prepare for an end-game that threatens to turn the legal system and the criminal underworld upside down; on Pennsylvania Avenue.< Less
Under Two Flags : A Classic Novel of the British in Algeria By Ouida ( Maria Louise Ramé )
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Ouida (1839 – 1908) was the pen name of the English novelist Maria Louise Ramé. One of her most famous novels, Under Two Flags, described the British in Algeria in the most extravagant... More > of terms, while nonetheless also expressing sympathy for the French--with whom Ouida deeply identified--and, to some extent, the Arabs. This book went on to be staged in plays, and subsequently to be turned into at least three movies.< Less
Stories Told In Whispers By E. S. Blackwell
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Stories Told in Whispers tells of a slave named Bob and his free wife. It's a story of love, tradition, and the great moral testing of America and the system of slavery. Bob is a Baptist preacher... More > and a horse trainer living on the plantation called White Oak. He is owned by Henry Koger. In 1810, after marrying Marie, they were forced to become runaways. Alone and vulnerable, their difficult journey to Ohio leads them through the rugged mountains of Kentucky and Virginia. The journey tests their strength, their courage, and their faith. Along the way they discover a loosely knit organization of people who are willing to offer aid and share the risks for the cause of freedom. The coalition is made up of the many Christians who operate the shadowy Underground Railroad. This book gives you a taste of the antebellum south, as well as glimmer of the grass root forces that formed the America of today. It is testimony to the many unsung heroes of the elusive Freedom Train and its ghostly riders.< Less
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Illustrated) By Harriet Beecher Stowe & E. W. Kemble
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Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War",... More > according to Will Kaufman. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s. In the first year after it was published, 300,000 copies of the book were sold in the United States; one million copies were sold in Great Britain. In 1855, three years after it was published, it was called "the most popular novel of our day." The impact attributed to the book is great, reinforced by a story that when Abraham Lincoln met Stowe at the start of the Civil War, Lincoln declared, "So this is the little lady who started this great war."< Less
A Nation Unfolds: History of Nigeria in Limericks By Tobechukwu Nduaguba
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The white men, having gained influence in a certain region in the West of Africa, did the unthinkable. They created a country by merging people of very diverse religion, believes and tribe. A Nation... More > Unfolds tells the story of this country, Nigeria, in a unique poetic presentation. The white men would leave, and the country whose creation it supervised would take on a life of its own. But as the country took off, so did the tussle for power. Ethnic, religious and geographic interests would make this tussle even more complicated. Will the country overcome its challenge of diversity? How would this diversity affect its political space? How will it affect its sovereignty? There are different expectations and predictions. Follow the story, as the nation unfolds.< Less

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