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In addition to the materials recommended for each program unit, additional historical background can be found in the General Resources, an annotated list of books, Web sites, films, and organizations.
Davis, T. J. Rumor of Revolt: The "Great Negro Plot" in Colonial New York. New York: Free Press, 1985.
Frank, Andrew. The Birth of Black America: The Age of Discovery and the Slave Trade. New York: Chelsea House, 1996.
Katz, William Loren. Black Legacy: A History of New York's African Americans. New York: Atheneum, 1997.
Meltzer, Milton. Slavery: A World History. New York: Da Capo Press, 1993.
Morgan, Edmund. American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. New York: Norton, 1975.
Thomas, Hugh. The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
Wood, Peter. Strange New Land: African Americans 1617-1776. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Zinn, Howard. "Persons of Mean and Vile Condition" in A People's History of the United States. New York: HarperPerennial, 1995.
The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano
Excerpts of Olaudah Equiano's narrative, along with analytical questions.
North American Colonies
Thematic chapters on the colonial New World, including primary sources and interactive exercises.
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