Mr. Wilson's Slavery Books Non-Fiction
November 12, 2007
|These books are
available in the Farragut School Library.
Annotations courtesy of OPAC, Follett, Inc.
92 Bro HS
Graham, Lorenz B. John Brown, a cry for freedom. A biography of the controversial abolitionist who played a role in the northward movement of runaway slaves and led the raid on Hapers Ferry.
92 Bro HS
Scott, John Anthony. John Brown of Harper's Ferry : with contemporary prints, photographs, and maps. Describes the life of the abolitionist whose struggle to free American slaves resulted in the raid on Harpers Ferry.
92 Dou HS
Du Bois, Shirley Graham. There was once a slave ... : The heroic story of Frederick Douglass.
92 Dou HS
Hoexter, Corinne K. Black crusader : Frederick Douglass,. The life of the man who, after escaping slavery, became an orator, writer, and leader in the anti-slavery movement of the early nineteenth century.
92 Hen HS
Cavanah, Frances. The truth about the man behind the book that sparked the War Between the States. A biography of the former slave who after escaping to Canada with his family became a well-known minister and active power in the Underground Railroad and served as model for Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous book.
92 Kem HS
Scott, John Anthony. Fanny Kemble's America. Biography of a famous English actress who wrote Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, which recorded her observations of slavery on her husband's estates.
92 Sti HS
Mann, Peggy. The man who bought himself : the story of Peter Still. New York : Macmillan, . The life of the black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery as a child and managed, after much effort, to buy his freedom and that of his wife and children.
Widdemer, Mabel Cleland. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Connecticut girl. A biography of the woman who was one of the most famous American writers of the 19th century.
92 Sto HS
Scott, John Anthony. Woman against slavery : the story of Harriet Beecher Stowe. A biography of the woman whose novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," made Americans aware of the horrors of slavery.
92 Sto HS
Wagenknecht, Edward. Harriet Beecher Stowe : The known and the unknown. A biography of the woman who was one of the most famous American writers of the 19th century.
92 Tru HS
Ortiz, Victoria. Sojourner Truth, : a self-made woman. A brief biography of the northern slave who after gaining her freedom became the first black woman to give antislavery lectures in the United States.
McGovern, Ann. Runaway slave : the story of Harriet Tubman.
92 Was HS
Washington, Booker T. Up from slavery, : an autobiography. The autobiography of the man who, though born in slavery, educated himself and went on to found Tuskegee Institute.
92 Whi HS
Vining, Elizabeth Gray. Mr. Whittier. A biography of the nineteenth-century Quaker poet stressing his deep involvement in abolition, women's suffrage, and other human rights, with emphasis on the articles and poems he wrote in defense of his beliefs.
Schroeder, Alan. Minty : a story of young Harriet Tubman. Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.
305.8 Evi HS
Evitts, William J. Captive bodies, free spirits : the story of southern slavery. Traces the history of slavery in the United States from the seventeenth century through the Civil War in 1865 when the institution of slavery was finally abolished.
McKissack, Pat. Rebels against slavery : American slave revolts. New York : Scholastic, c1996. Story of the men and women, slaves and free blacks, Northerners and Southerners, whites and Native Americans, who rebelled against the system of slavery, often giving up their lives in the process.
306.362 Wal HS
Walvin, James. Slavery and the slave trade : a short illustrated history. Describes the history of slavery and discusses the African slaves in Europe and the Americas, and the eventual coming of freedom.
326 Hug HS
Huggins, Nathan Irvin. S lave and citizen : the life of Frederick Douglass. A biography of the escaped slave who became a renowned writer, orator, abolitionist, and diplomat.
326 Les HS
Lester, Julius. To be a slave. A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
326 Mar HS
Martin, Christopher. The Amistad affair.
Stein, R. Conrad. The story of the underground railroad. Discusses the network of groups and individuals throughout Ohio and the New England states who aided slaves escaping from their captivity during the nineteenth century.
326.09 Eve HS
Everett, Susanne. The slaves.
345.73 Fre HS
Freedman, Suzanne. United States v. Amistad : rebellion on a slave ship. The Odyssey begins -- The issue of slavery -- Property, or people with rights? -- The case for the prosecution -- The case for the defense -- The opinion of the Supreme Court -- Where we stand today -- Home at last. Examines events and opinions surround the case of United States v. Amistad, in which a group of Africans were put on trial for staging a revolt aboard the slave ship Amistad.
382 Hoy HS
Hoyt, Edwin Palmer. African slavery.
Taylor, Charles A. (Charles Andrew). Juneteenth : a celebration of freedom. Describes Juneteenth's origins and meaning as well as the ways it has been celebrated throughout its history, and presents related documents including the Emancipation Proclamation and the lyrics to "Lift Every Voice and Sing," known as the African-American national anthem.
398.2 Fau HS
Faulkner, William J. The days when the animals talked : Black American folktales and how they came to be. Presents more than 20 Afro-American folktales featuring the escapades of Brer Rabbit and more than 10 tales describing the lives of Afro-American slaves.
Lester, Julius. From slave ship to freedom road. Presents the author's meditations on twenty paintings by artist Rod Brown, designed to encourage reflection on the hardships faced by African-American slaves until their emancipation.
920 Wil HS
Wilson, Ruth. Our blood and tears; : black freedom fighters. Brief biographies of three nineteenth-century black men emphasizing their struggles to free their people from slavery.
973 Per HS
Perseverance. . Text, illustrations, and photographs discuss the fundamental role that African Americans have played in the making of the American republic.
Rappaport, Doreen. Escape from slavery : five journeys to freedom. Five accounts of black slaves who managed to escape to freedom during the period preceding the Civil War.
973.6 Smi HS
Smith, Elbert B. The death of slavery; : the United States 1837-65,.
Brill, Marlene Targ. Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad. Recounts how Allen Jay, a young Quaker boy living in Ohio during the 1840s, helped a fleeing slave escape his master and make it to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
973.7 Cat HS
Catton, Bruce. Reflections on the Civil War. Examines some of the contributing factors that led to war, slavery, the emotional and economic climate of the country, and the leaders involved.
973.7 Col HS
Collier, Christopher. Slavery and the coming of the Civil War, 1831-1861. Discusses attitudes and events that led up to the Civil War, particularly the institution of slavery.
973.7 Dav HS
Davis, Kenneth C. Don't know much about the Civil War : everything you need to know about America's greatest conflict but never learned. A crash course on the Civil War, discussing the people, politics, and key events of the conflict, highlighting the role of African Americans and women, and presenting a number of little-known historical facts.
973.7 Gor HS
Gorrell, Gena K. (Gena Kinton). North star to freedom : the story of the Underground Railroad. Details the history of the Underground Railroad from the roots of slavery through the post-Emancipation era by focusing on the lives of the participants.
Hamilton, Virginia. Many thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedom. Recounts the journey of Black slaves to freedom via the underground railroad, an extended group of people who helped fugitive slaves in many ways.
973.7 Has HS
Haskins, James. Get on board : the story of the Underground Railroad. How the Underground Railroad got its name -- The tracks and stations -- Harriet Tubman, the woman called Moses -- John Brown, fugitive slave -- End of the line. Discusses the Underground Railroad, the secret, loosely organized network of people and places that helped many slaves escape North to freedom.
975 Kat HS
Katz, William Loren. Breaking the chains : African-American slave resistance. Describes slavery in the United States, the harsh conditions under which slaves lived, the active and passive resistance with which they fought for their rights, the revolts, and the involvement of slaves in the Civil War.