Wanda A. Hendricks, Fannie Barrier Williams: Crossing the Borders of Region and Race. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013. via University of Illinois Press:
Pier Gabrielle Foreman, Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women in the Nineteenth Century. University of Illinois Press, 2009. via University of Illinois Press:
Scott Christianson, Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010. via University of Illinois Press:
On Against the Grain, Stephanie Jones-Rogers (University of California, Berkeley) discusses white women slaveowners in the U.S. South and their role as slave traders: Although white women have been largely excluded from histories of the domestic U.S. slave trade, they were in fact active participants in the buying and selling of enslaved Blacks. So argues …
Frederickson, Mary E., and Delores M. Walters, eds. Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Via University of Illinois Press:
The September release of Black Authors, 1556-1922: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia includes Louis Hughes’ heart-pounding and heart-wrenching autobiography as well as several works of fiction by prolific author Sutton Elbert Griggs….
The American Historical Association has awarded Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave the John E. O’Conner Film Award for “outstanding interpretations of history through film” in the category of “Dramatic Feature.” Other winners include….
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Two dollars in 1880 bought a yearlong subscription to the Southwestern Christian Advocate, a newspaper published in New Orleans by the Methodist Book Concern and distributed to nearly five hundred preachers, eight hundred post offices, and more than four thousand subscribers in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.…
Jessica Millward, Finding Charity’s Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015. via UGA Press:
Adam Rothman, Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2015. via Harvard University Press: