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Books For Teachers

Alford, Terry. Prince Among Slaves: the True Story of an African Prince Sold into Slavery in the American South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Asante, Molefi K. and Mark T. Mattson. Historical and Cultural Atlas of African Americans. New York: Macmillan, 1992.

Berlin, Ira, ed. Free at Last: A Documentary History of Slavery, Freedom, and the Civil War. New York: The New Press, 1992.

Busby, Margaret, ed. Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words & Writings by Women of African Descent from the Ancient Egyptian to the Present. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.

Clifton, , James, ed. Life and Labor on Argyle Island: Letters and Documents of a Savannah River Plantation, 1833-1867. Savannah: 1978.

Courlander, Harold. A Treasury of African Folklore. New York: Crown, 1976.

Daniel, Pete. In the Shadow of Slavery: Peonage in the South. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Fleischner, Jennifer. Mastering Slavery : Memory, Family, and Identity in Women's Slave Narratives. New York: New York University Press, 1996.

Franklin, John Hope and Alfred A. Moss, Jr. From Slavery to Freedom. New York: Alfred A. Knopf,

Gutman, Herbert G. The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925. New York: Random House, 1977.

Hoffman, Charles and Tess Hoffman. North by South: The Two Lives of Richard James Arnold. Athens: University of Georgia, 1978.

Holloway, Joseph E. ed. Africanisms in American Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.

Jones, Bessie and Bess Lomax Hayes. Step it Down: Games, Plays, Songs, and Stories for the Afro-American Heritage. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1972

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

Killion, Ronald G. Slavery Time When I was Chillun Down on Marster's Plantation: Interviews with Georgia Slaves. Savannah: Library of Georgia, 1990.

King, Wilma. Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth Century America. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1995.

McKissack Patricia and Frederick L. McKissack. Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts. New York: Scholastic Inc. 1996.

Price, Richard. Maroon Societies: Rebel Slave Communities in the American. New York: Anchor Books, 1973.

Swiggart, Carolyn C. Shades of Gray: The Clay and McAllister Families of Bryan County during the Plantation Years. Darien, CT: Two Bytes Publishing, Ltd., 1999.

Vlach, John Michael. The Afro-American Tradition in Decorative Arts. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1990.


Books For Students

Bryan, Ashley. All Night, All Day: A Child's First Book of African-American Spirituals. New York: Atheneum, 1991.

Edwards, Lillie J. Denmark Vesey. New York: Chelsea House, 1990.

Everett, Gwen. John Brown: One Man Against Slavery. New York: Rizzoli, 1993.

Hamilton, Virginia. Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom. New York: Random House, 1993.

Hansen, Joyce. The Captive. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1994.

Hoobler, Dorothy & Thomas and Carey-Greenberg Associates. Next Stop, Freedom: The Story of a Slave Girl. Englewood Cliffs: Silver Burdett Press, 1991.

Hooks, William H. The Ballad of Belle Dorcas. New York: Knopf, 1990.

Hopkinson, Deborah. Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. New York: Knopf, 1993.

Lester, Julius. Further Tales of Uncle Remus: The Misadventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Wolf the Doodang and Other Creatures. New York: Dial Books, 1990.

Levine, Ellen. If You Travelled on the Underground Railroad. New York, Scholastic, 1988.

Lyons, Mary. Letters from a Slave Girl. New York: Scribners, 1992.

Ortiz, Victoria. Sojourner Truth: A Self-Made Woman. New York: HarperCollins.

Petry, Ann. Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad. New York: HarperCollins.

Rappaport, Doreen. Escape from Slavery: Five Journeys to Freedom. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Richardson, Ben and William Fahey. Great Black Americans. New York: HarperCollins.

Ringgold, Faith. Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky. New York: Crown, 1992.

Schroeder, Alan. Minty : A Story of Young Harriet Tubman. 1st ed. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996.

Smucker, Barbara. Runaway to Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railway. New York: HarperCollins.

Taylor, Marian. Harriet Tubman. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1991.

Westridge Young Writers Workshop. Kids Explore America's African-American Heritage. Santa Fe: John Muir Publications, 1993.

Wright, Courtni Crump. Journey to Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railroad. New York: Holiday House, 1994.

Young, Richard Alan and Judy Dockrey Young, ed. African American Folktales for Young Readers. Little Rock: August House Publishers, Inc., 1993.

Online Sources
African American Topics, Including Slavery, Civil Rights, the Civil War, and General Black History

African-American Bibliographies ~
Curricula, resources, articles and books related to African Americans.

The African American Mosaic ~
A Library of Congress Resource guide for the study of black history and culture.

African-American Sources ~
Offers neatly categorized and extensive links to Afrocentric websites.

Documenting the American South ~
Contains slave narratives

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences ~
Profiles of African American scientists and mathematician

History Channel ~
Continue your journey and explore these other history-themed web sites for even more insights into the great events of the past. Section on African American history.

Multimedia Archives for African Studies ~
Images of various African American events

Museum of African American History Detroit, Michigan ~

National Civil Rights Museum ~
Virtual tour of civil rights exhibit.

Photo Tour of the Civil Rights Movement ~
Images of different significant civil war events from the Seattle Times.

Selected Civil War Photographs Home Page from the Library of Congress ~
Shows images containing scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects.

Slave Voices - Introduction ~
Highlights from the exhibit "Third Person, First Person: Slave Voices from the Special Collections Library" at Duke University. l


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