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Remember, for example, rebellious Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's assertion that black Americans were "better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things," or conservative politicos including Michele Bachmann signing a pro-family pledge reminiscing fondly about the intact family lives of slaves. Read 3 467 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

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43,256 ratings — published 2016, avg rating 3.82 — : The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864, A Free Man of Color (Benjamin January, #1), The Curse of Caste; Or the Slave Bride: A Rediscovered African American Novel by Julia C. Collins, New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan, The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves, The Kingdom on the Waves (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, #2), In the Heat of the Night (Virgil Tibbs, #1), The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation, Time Travel with These 15 YA Historical Fiction Novels. 18 Best Black Books for Black History Month 1. Experienced illustrator Brantley-Newton, in particular, has a long resumé working on projects with a strong basis in black history and culture. Books to help you learn more about the UK's history of slavery Anti-racist protesters pushed a statue of 17th-century merchant and slave trader Edward Colston into Bristol Harbour at the weekend; these books will help you go deeper into our country's troubled past.

Patricia and Fredrick McKissack have turned out a number of thoughtful books to introduce kids to the horrors of slavery. Incidents in the Life Of A Slave Girl This slave narrative by Harriet Ann Jacobs was originally published in 1861 just as the American Civil War began. As we know, slavery left a deep legacy of inequality and racism, one that is still visible today a century and a half after emancipation.

Drew Faust, James Henry Hammond and the Old South: A Design for Mastery . updated Dec 15, 2018 03:53PM — Keyword searches may also use the operators While the writer-illustrator-editor team who worked on this book come from diverse backgrounds and are steeped in historically accurate renditions of black history, the fact remains that too many Americans -- particularly white Americans -- don't grasp, or prefer not to grasp, the depth and breadth of slavery's horrors.

It tells the story of a young girl who resourcefully hides a map to freedom in a quilt design. 35,477 ratings — But he left behind many beautiful ceramic works, some of which he inscribed with original poetic couplets.

published 2007, avg rating 4.43 — Ira Berlin, Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America .

The book, which was written by Ramin Ganeshram and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, focused on George Washington's enslaved cook, Hercules, and his daughter Delia, as the two overcome obstacles to make a cake for Washington's birthday. 838 ratings — The Underground Railroad book. published 2010, avg rating 4.44 — In this seemingly idyllic holiday book, they joltingly juxtapose the idle luxury in the big house of the master with the deprivation, labor and hope for freedom in the slave quarters. 21,540 ratings — 2,373 ratings — Many critics argued that it displayed an overly rosy view of a slave's life, and the book was deluged with one-star on Amazon reviews. 2,613 ratings — The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freed…

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It's not uncommon to see clueless social media posts or read obtuse comments by politicians arguing that slavery ultimately benefited African-Americans because it brought them to America, or that they were better off under slavery than they are now.

: Female Slaves in the Plantation South, A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia 1859, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South, I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, L'Immortalite: Madame Lalaurie and the Voodoo Queen, When Will This Cruel War Be Over? published 2010, avg rating 3.74 —

10,119 ratings — 31,283 ratings — Considering the importance of “the peculiar institution” to the United States, it is not surprising that the writing on the history of slavery is rich—it is, in fact among the best researched stories of the American past.