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Elementary: Slave Trade, Slavery and Africans in America

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on May 9, 2008

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    Rebels against slavery

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    MCK

    Rebels against slavery: American slave revolts

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    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.

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    No more!

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    306.3
    RAP

    No more! : stories and songs of slave resistance

    Rappaport, Doreen.

    Chronicles the experiences of twelve African Americans who struggled to gain dignity and freedom from slavery; includes information on the different forms of slave resistance.

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    Slavery time when I was chillun

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    326
    HUR

    Slavery time when I was chillun

    Twelve oral histories of former slaves selected from the more than 2000 interviewed as part of the Slave Narratives of the Library of Congress for the Works Progress Administration in 1936.

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    326
    LES

    To be a slave

    Lester, Julius, comp.

    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.

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    Amistad

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    326
    MYE

    Amistad : a long road to freedom

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-

    A history of the 1839 uprising of African captives aboard the slave ship Amistad, telling of their three-year imprisonment in the United States and their eventual acquittal by the Supreme Court.

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    Bound for America

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    HAS

    Bound for America : the forced migration of Africans to the New World

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Discusses the European enslavement of Africans, including their capture, branding, conditions on slave ships, shipboard mutinies, and arrival in the Americas.

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    Bound for America

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    382
    Has

    Bound for America : the forced migration of Africans to the New World

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Discusses the European enslavement of Africans, including their capture, branding, conditions on slave ships, shipboard mutinies, and arrival in the Americas.

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    African-Americans in the thirteen colonies

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    973
    KEN

    African-Americans in the thirteen colonies

    Kent, Deborah.

    Presents a brief history of African-Americans and of slavery in seventeenth and eighteenth century America.

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    Revolutionary citizens

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    973
    LIT

    Revolutionary citizens : African Americans, 1776-1804

    Littlefield, Daniel C.

    Chronicles the lives of African Americans during the Revolutionary War and the early years of the nation.

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    Slavery

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    973
    MEA

    Slavery : the struggle for freedom

    Meadows, James, 1969-

    A history of slavery, looking at the conditions slaves faced in North America, examining slave revolts and other types of resistance, and discussing the end of slavery in the U.S.

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    Days of Jubilee

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    973.7
    MCK

    Days of Jubilee : the end of slavery in the United States

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Uses slave narratives, letters, diaries, military orders, and other documents to chronicle the various stages leading to the emancipation of slaves in the United States.

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    Escape from slavery

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    973.8
    DOU

    Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words

    Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895.

    A shortened autobiography presenting the early life of the slave who became an abolitionist, journalist, and statesman.

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    The strength of these arms

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    975
    BIA

    The strength of these arms : life in the slave quarters

    Bial, Raymond.

    Describes how slaves were able to preserve some elements of their African heritage despite the often brutal treatment they experienced on Southern plantations.

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    Christmas in the big house, Christmas in the quarters

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    975.03
    MCK

    Christmas in the big house, Christmas in the quarters

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.

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    The paradox of Jamestown, 1585-1700

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    COL

    The paradox of Jamestown, 1585-1700

    Collier, Christopher, 1930-

    Discusses the circumstances surrounding English colonization of Virginia and the evolution of slavery in that colony.

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    Slave ship

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    975.9
    SUL

    Slave ship : the story of the Henrietta Marie

    Sullivan, George, 1927-

    Text, illustrations, and accompanying photographs present the story of Henrietta Marie, a slave ship that was discovered in the Gulf of Mexico. The artifacts from the ship are preserved at the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society in Key West, Florida.

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    What are you figuring now?

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    B
    BAN

    What are you figuring now? : a story about Benjamin Banneker

    Ferris, Jeri.

    A biography of the Afro-American farmer and self-taught mathematician, astronomer, and surveyor for the new capital city of the United States in 1791, who also calculated a successful almanac notable for its preciseness.

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    Anthony Burns

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    BURNS

    Anthony Burns : the defeat and triumph of a fugitive slave

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts.

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    Master of mahogany

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    B
    DAY

    Master of mahogany : Tom Day, free Black cabinetmaker

    Lyons, Mary (Mary E.)

    Traces the life and accomplishments of this free black artisan, who created elegant furniture and woodwork during the era of slavery in the South.

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    Escape from slavery

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    B
    DOU

    Escape from slavery : the boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own words

    Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895.

    A shortened autobiography presenting the early life of the slave who became an abolitionist, journalist, and statesman.

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    The kidnapped prince

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    B
    EQU

    The kidnapped prince : the life of Olaudah Equiano

    Cameron, Ann, 1943-

    Equiano relates how he was enslaved in 1755, and how he maintained courage and faith despite the heartbreak of being torn from his family and homeland.

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    I was born a slave

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    B
    JACOBS

    I was born a slave : the story of Harriet Jacobs

    Fleischner, Jennifer.

    Traces the life of a slave who suffered mistreatment from her master, spent years as a fugitive from slavery in North Carolina, and was eventually released to freedom with her children.

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    Amazing grace

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    B
    NEWTON

    Amazing grace : the story behind the song

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    Relates the story of the British slave trader who rejected his calling, became a minister, and wrote the words to the popular hymn "Amazing Grace."

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    The slave dancer

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    FOX

    The slave dancer; a novel

    Fox, Paula.

    Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.

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    Letters from a slave girl

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    LYO

    Letters from a slave girl : the story of Harriet Jacobs

    Lyons, Mary (Mary E.)

    A fictionalized version of the life of Harriet Jacobs, told in the form of letters that she might have written during her slavery in North Carolina and as she prepared for escape to the North in 1842.

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    Let my people go

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    MCK

    Let my people go : Bible stories told by a freeman of color to his daughter, Charlotte, in Charleston, South Carolina, 1806-1816

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    The daughter of a free black man who worked as a blacksmith in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1800s recalls the stories from the Bible that her father shared with her, relating them to the experiences of African Americans.

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    Hang a thousand trees with ribbons

    J
    RIN

    Hang a thousand trees with ribbons : the story of Phillis Wheatley

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    A fictionalized biography of the eighteenth-century African woman who, as a child, was brought to New England to be a slave, and after publishing her first poem when a teenager, gained renown throughout the colonies as an important African-American poet.

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    Seaward born

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    WAI

    Seaward born

    Wait, Lea.

    In 1805, a thirteen-year-old slave and his friend make a dangerous escape from Charleston, S.C. and stowaway to head north toward freedom.

    Due 02/18/19

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    Second daughter

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    WAL

    Second daughter : the story of a slave girl

    Walter, Mildred Pitts.

    Aissa, the teen-age fictional sister of Elizabeth Freeman, struggles against a system which declares that she is property and that she is to remain silent.

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    Once on this river

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    WYE

    Once on this river

    Wyeth, Sharon Dennis.

    While on a trip with her mother from Madagascar to New York in 1760, eleven-year-old Monday learns the horrors of slavery and the truth about her "other" mother.

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    Molly Bannaky

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    MCG

    Molly Bannaky

    McGill, Alice.

    Relates how Benjamin Banneker's grandmother journeyed from England to Maryland in the late seventeenth century, worked as an indentured servant, began a farm of her own, and married a freed slave.

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