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    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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    Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery

    The experience of slavery as told by former slaves, collected by members of the Federal Writers Project (FWP) in the 1930s.

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    Octavia E. Butler's Kindred : a graphic novel adaptation

    Butler, Octavia E., author.

    Tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre-Civil War South.

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    Incidents in the life of a slave girl

    Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897.

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    Great slave narratives

    Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-, comp.

    Contains three classic, best-selling 19th century works: The Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789); The Fugitive Balcksmith (1849); and Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860).

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    The Classic slave narratives

    Contains four classic narratives: The Life of Olaudah Equiano; The History of Mary Prince; Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs).

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    Incidents in the life of a slave girl

    Jacobs, Harriet A. (Harriet Ann), 1813-1897.

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    In the shadow of liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives

    Davis, Kenneth C., author.

    "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Weevils in the wheat : interviews with Virginia ex-slaves

    Interviews with former slaves collected by the Virginia Writers project in 1936-1937.

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    Harriet Tubman

    Taylor, Marian.

    Describes the life of the energetic abolitionist, including her origins as a slave in Maryland, her role as a "conductor" for the Underground Railroad, her service to the Union during the Civil War, and her role in establishing an old-age home for African-Americans.

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    The water dancer : a novel

    Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.

    "Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child--but he is also gifted with a mysterious power. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand, a blue light that lifts him up and lands him a mile away. This strange brush with death forces a new urgency on Hiram's private rebellion. Spurred on by his improvised plantation family, Thena, his chosen mother, a woman of few words and many secrets, and Sophia, a young woman fighting her own war even as she and Hiram fall in love, he becomes determined to escape the only home he's ever known. So begins an unexpected journey into the covert war on slavery that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, all Hiram wants is to return to the Walker Plantation to free the family he left behind--but to do so, he must first master his magical gift and reconstruct the story of his greatest loss."-- Provided by publisher.

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    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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    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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    The underground railroad

    Bial, Raymond.

    Text and pictures present the routes, lives, and hardships of runaway slaves on their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War.

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    The Emancipation Proclamation

    Carey, Charles W.

    Discusses the reasons for Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and its impact on the institution of slavery and on the course of the Civil War.

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    Freedom river

    Rappaport, Doreen.

    Describes an incident in the life of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio, and who repeatedly risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom.

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    An apple for Harriet Tubman

    Turner, Glennette Tilley.

    Biography of a little slave girl whipped for eating an apple, who later grew up to become a famous "conductor" for the underground railroad.

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    The Underground Railroad

    Williams, Carla, 1965-

    Provides information about the Underground Railroad, a network of people in the U.S. who helped slaves escape to freedom; looks at the activities of some of the people who played significant roles in the fight to free the slaves; and explains the signals used to communicate with runaway slaves.

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    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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    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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    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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    Frederick Douglass : the lion who wrote history

    Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.

    A picture book that chronicles the life of African-American social reformer Frederick Douglass.

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    No small potatoes : Junius G. Groves and his kingdom in Kansas

    Bolden, Tonya.

    "The life of Junius G. Groves, a sharecropper in Kansas who grew a modest potato farm into a potato kingdom"--Provided by publisher.

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    Isaac Johnson : from slave to stonecutter

    Marston, Hope Irvin.

    The life of Isaac Johnson, a runaway slave who joined the Union Army and later became a stonecutter in Canada.

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    Mary Lincoln's dressmaker : Elizabeth Keckley's remarkable rise from slave to White House confidante

    Rutberg, Becky.

    Relates the life of African-American Elizabeth Keckley who was born into slavery, purchased her freedom, and moved to Washington, D.C. where she became Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker and friend.

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    NORTHUP

    Stolen into slavery : the true story of Solomon Northup, free Black man

    Fradin, Judith Bloom.

    Recounts the experiences of Solomon Northup, an African American man who was kidnapped into slavery and suffered through twelve years of bondage before being rescued from the Louisiana cotton plantation by friends from New York.

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    My family shall be free! : the life of Peter Still

    Fradin, Dennis B.

    Shares the story of Peter Still, a boy left behind in slavery when his mother decided to flee north with her baby daughters in 1806; discussing how he was able to purchase his freedom after forty years in bondage, and telling about his risky attempts to win freedom for his wife and children.

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    Go free or die : a story about Harriet Tubman

    Ferris, Jeri.

    A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground Railroad.

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    Who was Harriet Tubman?

    McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

    A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

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    Before she was Harriet

    Cline-Ransome, Lesa.

    "Moses, General Tubman, Minty, Araminta, the woman we know today as Harriet Tubman went by many names. Each represented one of her many roles as a spy, as a liberator, as a suffragist, and more."--Provided by publisher.

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    The underground abductor

    Hale, Nathan, 1976-

    Relates, in graphic novel format, the story of Araminta Ross, who was born a slave in Delaware but eventually escaped north to freedom. Changing her name to Harriet Tubman, she became an "abductor" on the Underground Railroad, risking her life to help other slaves reach freedom.

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    I am Harriet Tubman

    Meltzer, Brad.

    "A biography of Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist leader who played a key role in helping enslaved people escape via the Underground Railroad"--Provided by publisher.

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    Harriet Tubman : freedom's trailblazer

    Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

    An account, presented in story form, which focuses on the formative years of the woman who led slaves to freedom in the North by using the Underground Railroad.

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    A school for Pompey Walker

    Rosen, Michael J., 1954-

    At the dedication of a school named after him, an old former slave tells the story of his life and how, with the help of a white friend, he managed to save money to build a school for black children in Ohio by being repeatedly sold into slavery and escaping.

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    Zora and Me / The Cursed Ground / #2

    Simon, T. R. (Tanya R.), author.

    A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best friend Carrie, in Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Florida.

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    Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives

    When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.

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    The story about the transformation of Mona, a self-possessed African-American woman sent on a spiritual journey in time to experience the pain of slavery and the discovery of her African identity.

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