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Part 1: 1450-1750
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<--Part 3: 1791-1831
Part 4: 1831-1865

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Resource Bank Contents

Allen, Richard. The Life Experience and Gospel Labors of the Rt. Rev. Richard Allen. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1960.

Andrews, William L. Sisters of the Spirit: Three Black Women's Autobiographies of the Nineteenth Century. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986. (includes the autobiography of Jarena Lee)

Aptheker, Herbert. American Negro Slave Revolts. New York: International Publishers, 1943.

Aptheker, Herbert. A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States, Volume 1: From Colonial Times Through the Civil War. New York: Citadel Press, 1951.

Ball, Charles. Slavery in the United States: A Narrative of the the Life and Adventures of Charles Ball.... Detroit: Negro History Press, 1970.

Beyan, Amos J. The American Colonization Society and the Creation of the Liberian State: A Historical Perspective, 1822-1900. Lanham: University Press of America, Inc., 1991.

Boime, Albert. The Art of Exclusion: Representing Blacks in the Nineteenth Century, Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press. 1990.

Brekus, Catherine A. Strangers and pilgrims : female preaching in America, 1740-1845. Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 1999.

Brown, Isaac V. Biography of the Rev. Robert Finley, New York: Arno Press and The New York Times, 1969. (about the American Colonization Society)

Brugger, Robert, et al., ed. The Papers of James Madison. Secretary of State Series, vol. 1, 1986.

Cheek, William F. Black Resistance Before the Civil War. Beverly Hills: Glencoe Press, 1970.

Coleman, Willi. "Architects of a Vision: Black Women and Their Antebellum Quest for Political and Social Equality," in Ann D. Gordon, ed., African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1997.

Douglass, William. Annals of the First African Church in the United States of America, now styled The African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas. Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1862.

Egerton, Douglas. Gabriel's Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

Ellis, Joseph J. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. MISSING

Fick, Carolyn E. The Making of Haiti: The Saint Domingue Revolution from Below. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1990.

Foner, Eric, ed. Nat Turner. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice- Hall, Inc., 1971.

Ford, Paul Leicester, ed. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 7. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1896.

Franklin, John Hope and Alfred A. Moss, Jr. From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1994.

George, Carol V. R. Segregated Sabbaths: Richard Allen and the Emergence of Independent Black Churches 1760-1840. New York, Oxford University Press, 1973.

Hamilton, J. An Account of the Late Intended Insurrection Among a Portion of the Blacks of this City. Charleston, 1822.

Harding, Anneliese. John Lewis Krimmel: Genre Artist of the Early Republic. Winterthur, DE.: Winterthur Publications, 1994.

Harding, Vincent. There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1981.

Heinl, Robert Debs, Jr. and Nancy Gordon Heinl. Written in Blood: The Story of the Haitian People, 1492-1971. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978.

Hine, Darlene Clark, ed. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Pub., 1993.

Hine, Darlene Clark. Black Women in American History: From Colonial Times Through the Nineteenth Century. Brooklyn, New York: Carlson Pub., 1990.

Hine, Darlene Clark and Kathleen Thompson. A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America. New York: Broadway Books, 1998.

Honour, Hugh. The Image of the Black in Western Art, IV, Pts. 1 & 2. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Horton, James Oliver. In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community, and Protest Among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Humez, Jean McMahon, ed. Gifts of Power: the Writings of Rebecca Jackson, Black Visionary, Shaker Eldress. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1981.

James, C. L. R. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. New York: Vintage Books, division of Random House, 1963.

Jones, Norrece T. Born a Child of Freedom, Yet a Slave : Mechanisms of Control and Strategies of Resistance in Antebellum South Carolina. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press,1989.

Jordan, Winthrop. White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1968.

Kaplan, Sidney and Emma Nogrady Kaplan. The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution Rev. edition. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1989.

Katz, William Loren. Eyewitness: A Living Documentary of the African American Contribution to American History Revised and Updated. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Klots, Steve. Richard Allen. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1991.

Lapsansky, Emma Jones. The Black Presence in Pennsylvania: "Making it Home." University Park, PA: Pennsylvania Historical Association, 1990.

Lapsansky, Emma Jones. Neighborhoods in Transition: William Penn's Dream and Urban Reality. New York: Garland Pub., 1994.

Lee, Jarena. Religious Experience and Journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee, Giving an Account of her Call to Preach the Gospel. Philadelphia: self-published, 1849.

Lerner, Gerda, ed. Black Women in White America: A Documentary History. New York: Vintage Books, 1972.

Lewis, Jan. "Review of The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker," Journal of American History, Dec '92, p. 1137.

McElroy, Guy C. Facing History: the Black Image in American Art, 1710-1940. San Francisco, CA: Bedford Arts; Washington, D.C.: in association with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1990.

Miller, Lillian B., ed. The Peale Family: Creation of a Legacy, 1770-1870. Abbeville Press, in association with the Trust for Museum Exhibitions and the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1997.

Miller, John Chester. The Wolf by the Ears: Thomas Jefferson and Slavery. New York: The Free Press, a division of MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1977.

Milligan, John D. "Slave Rebelliousness and the Florida Maroon," Prologue: The Journal of the National Archives, Spring 1974, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 4-18.

Mirsky, Jeannette and Allan Nevins. The World of Eli Whitney. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1952.

Mullane, Deirdre, ed. Crossing the Danger Water: Three Hundred Years of African-American Writing. New York: Doubleday (Anchor Books), 1993.

Nash, Gary B. Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community, 1720-1840. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988.

Nash, Gary, et al. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society, Volume 1: To 1877, 3rd edition. HarperCollins College Publishers, 1994.

Northup, Solomon. Twelve Years a Slave, edited by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1968.

Raboteau, Albert J. "Richard Allen and the African Church Movement," in Black Leaders of the Nineteenth Century, ed. Leon Litwack and August Meier. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988.

Raboteau, Albert J. Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Rose, Willie Lee, ed. A Documentary History of Slavery in North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.

Rush, Benjamin, Letters of Benjamin Rush, vols. 1 and 2, ed. by L. H. Butterfield. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1951.

Scott, Julius S. The Common Wind: Currents of Afro-American Communication in the Era of the Haitian Revolution. Unpublished dissertation, Duke University, Department of History, 1986.

Smith, Alice R. Huger, ed. Charles Fraser, A Charleston Sketchbook, 1796-1806. Charleston: Carolina Art Association, 1940.

Smith, Edward D. Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740-1877, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988.

Stanton, William. The Leopard's Spots: Scientific Attitudes Toward Race in America 1815-59. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1960.

Staudenraus, P. J. The African Colonization Movement 1816-1865. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961.

Sterling, Dorothy, ed. Turning the World Upside Down: The Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women, Held in New York City, May 9-12, 1837. New York: the Feminist Press At the City University of New York, 1987.

Sterling, Dorothy. We are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.

Sutcliff, Robert. Travels in Some Parts of North America, in the Years 1804, 1805, & 1806. Philadelphia: B. & T. Kite, 1812.

Tadman, Michael. Speculators and Slaves: Masters, Traders and Slaves in the Old South. Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.

Toll, Robert. Blacking Up: The Minstrel Show in Nineteenth Century America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Tragle, Henry Irving. The Southampton Slave Revolt of 1831: A Compilation of Source Material. Amherst, MA: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1971.

Walker, David. David Walker's Appeal, in Four Articles, Together with a Preamble, to the Coloured Citizens of the World, But in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America. New York: Hill and Wang, 1995.

Wideman, John Edgar. Fever: Twelve Stories. New York: Henry Holt, 1989.

Wiggins, Rosalind Cobb, ed. Captain Paul Cuffe's Logs and Letters, 1808-1817: A Black Quaker's "Voice from within the Veil." Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 1996.

Wilmore, Gayraud S. Black Religion and Black Radicalism. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1984.

Winch, Julie. "Philadelphia and the Other Underground Railroad," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 3, no. 1 (Jan. 1987), pp. 3-25. (about kidnapping of free African Americans)

Winch, Julie. Philadelphia's Black Elite: Activism, Accommodation, and the Struggle for Autonomy, 1787-1848. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988, pp. 9-12.

Yellin, Jean Fagin. Women & Sisters: The Antislavery Feminists in American Culture. New Haven: Yale Univerity Press, 1989.

Zilversmit, Arthur. The First Emancipation: The Abolition of Slavery in the North. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1967.

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