|Statement||George P. Rawick, general editor. Vol.7, Oklahoma and Mississippinarratives.|
|Series||Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies -- no.11|
|Contributions||Rawick, George P.|
9 'Facts' About Slavery They Don't Want You to Know. The best-known and most influential book by an escaped slave was "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave," which was first published in Douglass had been born into slavery in on the eastern shore of Maryland, and after successfully escaping in , settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The work describes the slave diet, their hours of work and rest, clothing, housing, privations and afflictions. It also includes pro-slavery arguments that the authors refute. American Slavery As It Is was widely distributed and was one of the most influential of the American antislavery tracts. The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry by Ned & Constance Sublette is a book which offers an alternate view of slavery in the United States. Instead of treating slavery as a source of unpaid labor, as it is typically understood, they focus on the ownership aspect: people as property, merchandise, collateral, and capital.
American slave appear authority chap CHAPTER chattels chattels personal Christian Church cited civil claim claimant Code Noir Colonies common law Court cruel cruelty decision declared defendant dollars emancipated enacted enslaved fact forbidding free negroes freedom Georgia held Henry Clay human chattelhood imprisonment indicted inflict. Book Summary Douglass' Narrative begins with the few facts he knows about his birth and parentage; his father is a slave owner and his mother is a slave named Harriet Bailey. Here and throughout the autobiography, Douglass highlights the common practice of white slave owners raping slave women, both to satisfy their sexual hungers and to expand their slave populations. American slavery, Kolchin explains, didn't develop in isolation but evolved as part of a trend toward forced labor in the New World colonies, especially in the Caribbean and Brazil. In Colonial America, "the initial demand for labor was precisely that—for labor—and was largely color-blind.''. While the book is considered inaccurate on many levels, it's thought Styron sincerely meant for it to be a definitive work of fiction. 10 Must-Read Novels about American Slavery These authors and their must-read novels about American slavery connect us to a painful chapter in American history and remind us that slavery is still practiced.
The historian Jill Lepore writes in her recent book, These Truths: A History of the United States, "Not the taxes and the tea, not the shots at Lexington and Concord, not the siege of Boston; rather, it was this act, Dunmore's offer of freedom to slaves, that tipped the scales in favor of American independence.". Read an excerpt from 'The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery' by Noel Rae American history's Christian slaveholders—and, if asked, most would have defined themselves as Christian—had two Author: Noel Rae. Narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, by Frederick Douglass, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics/5(). American Negro Slavery is a popular book by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips. Read American Negro Slavery, free online version of the book by Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, on Ulrich Bonnell Phillips's American Negro Slavery consists of 23 parts for ease of reading. Choose the part of American Negro Slavery which you want to read from the table of contents to get started.