Part 1: 1450-1750
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Part 3: 1791-1831
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Resource Bank Contents

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.

Bell, Malcolm, Jr. Major Butler's Legacy: Five Generations of a Slaveholding Family. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1987.

Berwanger, Eugene H. The Frontier Against Slavery: Western Anti-Negro Prejudice and the Slavery Extension Controversy. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1967.

Blassingame, John W., ed. Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1977.

David W. Blight & Brooks D. Simpson, eds. Union & Emancipation: Essays on Politics and Race in the Civil War Era. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1997.

Boritt, Gabor S., ed. Why the Civil War Came, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. (contains an essay by David W. Blight)

Cain, William E., ed. William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight Against Slavery: Selections from The Liberator. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1995.

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

Clinton, Catherine. The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.

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.

Creel, Margaret Washington. "A Peculiar People": Slave Religion and Community-Culture Among the Gullahs. New York: New York University Press, 1988.

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself. edited with an introduction by David W. Blight, Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1993.

Duberman, Martin, ed. The Antislavery Vanguard: New Essays on the Abolitionists. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1965.

Dusinberre, William. Them Dark Days: Slavery in the American Rice Swamps. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Finkelman, Paul, ed. His Soul Goes Marching On: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995.

Foner, Eric. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War. London: Oxford University Press, 1970.

Foner, Eric. Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1988.

Foner, Philip S. History of Black Americans from the Emergence of the Cotton Kingdom to the Eve of the Compromise of 1850 (Vol. 1), Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Foner, Philip S. History of Black Americans fromthe Compromise of 1850 to the End of the Civil War (Vol. 2), Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Foner, Philip S. The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass. Volumes 1-5, New York: International Publishers, 1950.

Foster, Frances Smith, ed. A Brighter Coming Day: A Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Reader. New York: The Feminist Press at The City University of New York, 1990.

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

Fredrickson, George M. The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1987.

Goode, Kenneth G. California's Black Pioneers: A Brief Historical Survey. Santa Barbara, CA: McNally & Loftin, Publishers, 1974.

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

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

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

Ignatiev, Noel. How the Irish became White. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Jacobs, Harriet (Lydia Maria Child, ed.). Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself. edited and with an introduction by Jean Fagan Yellin, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

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.

Joyner, Charles. Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1984.

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

Kemble, Frances Anne. Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839. Edited, with an Introduction, by John A. Scott, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.

Lerner, Gerda. The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina, Rebels Against Slavery. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967.

Litwack, Leon. Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery. New York: Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, 1979.

Litwack, Leon F. North of Slavery: The Negro in the Free States, 1790-1860. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961.

Litwack, Leon, ed. and August Meier, ed. Black Leaders of the Nineteenth Century. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1988.

Loewenberg, Bert James, ed., Ruth Bogin. Black Women in Nineteenth-Century American Life: Their Words, Their Thoughts, Their Feelings. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1976.

Mellon, James, ed. Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember. New York: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988.

Miller, William Lee. Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.

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

Nash, Gary, et al. The American People: Creating a Nation and a Society. Third Edition, Volume One: To 1877, HarperCollins College Publishers, 1994.

Oates, Stephen B. To Purge This Land with Blood: A Biography of John Brown. Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1984.

O'Connor, Thomas H. Lords of the Loom: The Cotton Whigs and the Coming of the Civil War. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1968.

Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1996.

Painter, Nell Irvin. Soul Murder and Slavery. The Fifteenth Charles Edmondson Historical Lectures, Baylor University, Waco: Texas: Markham Press Fund, 1995.

Pasternak, Martin B. Rise Now and Fly to Arms: The Life of Henry Highland Garnet. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1995.

Pease, Jane H. and William H. Pease. The Fugitive Slave Law and Anthony Burns: A Problem in Law Enforcement. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1975.

Pease, Jane H. and William H. Pease. They Who Would be Free: Blacks' Search for Freedom, 1830-1861. New York: Atheneum, 1974.

Quarles, Benjamin. Allies for Freedom: Blacks and John Brown. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Quarles, Benjamin. Black Abolitionists. New York: Oxford University Press, A Da Capo Paperback, 1969.

Richardson, Marilyn, ed. Maria W. Stewart, America's First Black Woman Political Writer: Essays and Speeches. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.

Richmond, Robert W. Kansas: A Pictorial History. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1992.

Ripley, C. Peter, ed. The Black Abolitionist Papers, Volume III: The United States, 1830-1846. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

Roediger, David. Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White. New York: Schocken Books, 1998. (contains an essay by Nell Painter)

Roediger, David and Martin H. Blatt, ed. The Meaning of Slavery in the North. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1998.

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

Satz, Ronald N. American Indian Policy in the Jacksonian Era. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1975.

Scarborough, William Kauffman. The Overseer: Plantation Management in the Old South. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1984.

SenGupta, Gunja. For God and Mammon: Evangelicals and Entrepreneurs, Masters and Slaves in Territorial Kansas, 1954-1860. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1996.

Sterling, Dorothy. Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Antislavery. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1991.

Sterling, Dorothy, ed. Speak Out in Thunder Tones: Letters and Other Writings by Black Northerners, 1787-1865. New York: Di Capo Press, 1998.

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

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin or, Life Among the Lowly. edited by Kenneth S. Lynn, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1962.

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

Von Frank, Albert J.. The Trials of Anthony Burns: Freedom and Slavery in Emerson's Boston. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.

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. (Revised edition wiht an Introduction by Sean Wilentz) New York: Hill and Wang, 1995.

White, Deborah Gray. Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South. New York: Norton, 1985.

Yee, Shirley J. Black Women Abolitionists: A Study in Activism, 1828-1860. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1992.

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