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Book Reviews Concerning Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences is an online scholarly review journal. The managing editor is Mark Kornbluh; James Sleight is the assistant editor. This compilation was last updated on September 1, 1999.



Adeleke, Tunde
Title: UnAfrican Americans: Nineteenth-Century Black Nationalists and the Civilizing Mission
Reviewer: John Saillant

Ambrose, Douglas
Title: Henry Hughes and Proslavery Thought in the Old South
Reviewer: Robert Emmett Curran

Ashworth, John
Title: Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics in the Antebellum Republic, vol. 1: Commerce and Compromise, 1820-1850
Reviewer: Bill Cecil-Fronsman

Barickman, Bert J.
Title: A Bahian Counterpoint: Sugar, Tobacco, Cassava, and Slavery in the Reconcavo, 1780-1860
Reviewer: Birgitte Holten

Barnet, Miguel
Title: Biography of a Runaway Slave
Reviewer: Dale T. Graden

Bay, Edna G.
Title: Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey
Reviewer: Sandra E. Greene

Bergad, Laird W. and Fe Iglesias Garcia, and Maria del Carmen Barcia
Title: The Cuban Slave Market, 1790-1880
Reviewer: James A. Lewis

Bethel, Elizabeth Rauh
Title: The Roots of African-American Identity: Memory and History in Free Antebellum Communities
Reviewer: Mitch Kachun

Butler, Kathleen Mary
Title: The Economics of Emancipation: Jamaica and Barbados, 1823-1843
Reviewer: Kirwin Shaffer

Butler, Kim D.
Title: Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post-Abolition Sao Paulo and Salvador
Reviewer: Aims McGuinness

Carey, Anthony Gene
Title: Parties, Slavery, and the Union in Antebellum Georgia
Reviewer: William L. Barney

Title: Parties, Slavery and the Union in Antebellum Georgia
Reviewer: Lloyd Benson

Davis, Darien J., ed.
Title: Slavery and Beyond: The African Impact on Latin America and the Caribbean
Reviewer: Gail D. Triner

Davis, Hugh
Title: Leonard Bacon: New England Reformer and Antislavery Moderate
Reviewer: Leo P. Hirrel

Dixon, Chris
Title: Perfecting the Family: Antislavery Marriages in Nineteenth-Century America
Reviewer: Beth A. Salerno

Drescher, Seymour and Stanley L. Engerman, eds.
Title: A Historical Guide to World Slavery
Reviewer: Robert Whaples

Dunn, Durwood
Title: An Abolitionist in the Appalachian South: Ezekiel Birdseye on Slavery, Capitalism, and Separate Statehood in East Tennessee, 1841-1846
Reviewer: Stephen Longenecker

Essah, Patience
Title: A House Divided: Slavery and Emancipation in Delaware, 1638-1865
Reviewer: Claude A. Clegg III

Finkelman, Paul
Title: Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson
Reviewer: Lester G. Lindley

Francis, Lydia Maria
Title: A Lydia Maria Child Reader
Reviewer: Cynthia Watkins Richardson

Furman, Jan, ed
Title: Slavery in the Clover Bottoms: John McCline's Narrative of His Life during Slavery and the Civil War
Reviewer: Michelle A. Krowl

Gaspar, David Barry and David Patrick Geggus, eds.
Title: A Turbulent Time: The French Revolution and the Greater Caribbean
Reviewer: Lauren Derby

Genovese, Eugene D.
Title: The Political Economy of Slavery: Studies in the Economy and Society of the Slave South
Reviewer: Jeffrey Reed

Title: The Political Economy of Slavery: Studies in the Economy and Society of the Slave South
Reviewer: James W. Oberly

Gould, Virginia Meacham, ed.
Title: Chained to the Rock of Adversity: To Be Free, Black & Female in the Old South
Reviewer: Martha Jane Brazy

Greenberg, Kenneth S., ed.
Title: The Confessions of Nat Turner and Related Documents
Reviewer: Neil Sapper

Griffin, Larry J. and Don H. Doyle, eds.
Title: The South as an American Problem
Reviewer: Stephen Lowe

Grimsted, David
Title: American Mobbing 1828-1861: Toward the Civil War
Reviewer: James M. Denham

Title: American Mobbing, 1828-1861: Toward Civil War
Reviewer: Paul Gilje

Hanger, Kimberly S.
Title: Bounded Lives, Bounded Places: Free Black Society in Colonial New Orleans, 1769-1803
Reviewer: Joseph G. Tregle, Jr.

Harrold, Stanley
Title: The Abolitionists and the South, 1831-1861
Reviewer: Frank Towers

Hinks, Peter P.
Title: To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren: David Walker and the Problem of Antebellum Slave Resistance
Reviewer: Carol Wilson

Horton, James Oliver and Lois E. Horton
Title: In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community and Protest Among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860
Reviewer: Mitch Kachun

Hudson, Larry E., Jr
Title: To Have and to Hold: Slave Work and Family Life in Antebellum South Carolina
Reviewer: T. Stephen Whitman

Johnson, Howard
Title: The Bahamas From Slavery to Servitude, 1783-1933
Reviewer: Bruce Taylor

Karcher, Carolyn L.
Title: The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child
Reviewer: Sarah C. Hand

King, Wilma
Title: Stolen Childhood: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America
Reviewer: Jacqueline S. Reinier

Klein, Martin A.
Title: Slavery and Colonial Rule in French West Africa
Reviewer: Andrew F. Clark

Law, Robin, ed.
Title: From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce: The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa
Reviewer: Andrew F. Clark

Martinez-Fernandez, Luis
Title: Fighting Slavery in the Caribbean: The Life and Times of a British Family in Nineteenth-Century Havana
Reviewer: Eric Anderson

McDonald, Roderick A.
Title: The Economy and Material Culture of Slaves: Goods and Chattels on the Sugar Plantations of Jamaica and Louisiana
Reviewer: Douglas Deal

Melish, Joanne Pope
Title: Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and 1780-1860
Reviewer: Vivien Sandlund

Miller, Edward A., Jr
Title: Gullah Statesman: Robert Smalls from Slavery to Congress, 1839-1915
Reviewer: Wali Rashash Kharif

Morris, Thomas D.
Title: Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860
Reviewer: Lewie Reece

Morrison, Michael A.
Title: Slavery and the American West: The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War
Reviewer: Allan G. Bogue

Page, Willie F.
Title: The Dutch Triangle: The Netherlands and the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1621-1664
Reviewer: Dennis R. Hidalgo

Palmié, Stephan, ed.
Title: Slave Cultures and the Cultures of Slavery
Reviewer: Jennifer L. Himelstein

Papenfuse, Eric Robert
Title: The Evils of Necessity: Robert Goodloe Harper and the Moral Dilemma of Slavery
Reviewer: James C. Foley

Phillips, Christopher
Title: Freedom's Port: The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860
Reviewer: Laura Croghan Kamoie

Rhodes, Jane
Title: Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century
Reviewer: Shirley J. Yee

Schwalm, Leslie A.
Title: A Hard Fight for We: Women's Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina
Reviewer: Michelle A. Krowl

Schwarz, Philip J.
Title: Slave Laws in Virginia
Reviewer: Annette Gordon-Reed

Sensbach, Jon F.
Title: A Separate Canaan: The Making of an Afro-Moravian World in North Carolina 1763-1840
Reviewer: Charlotte A. Haller

Sidbury, James
Title: Ploughshares into Swords: Race, Rebellion, and Identity in Gabriel's Virginia, 1730-1810
Reviewer: Seth Rockman

Stinchcombe, Arthur L.
Title: Sugar Island Slavery in the Age of Enlightenment: The Political Economy of the Caribbean World
Reviewer: Kirwin Shaffer

Tenzer, Lawrence R.
Title: The Forgotten Cause of the Civil War: A New Look at the Slavery Issue
Reviewer: James L. Huston

Thomas, Herman E.
Title: James W. C. Pennington: African American Churchman and Abolitionist
Reviewer: John H. Barnhill

Walsh, Lorena S.
Title: From Calabar to Carter's Grove: The History of a Virginia Slave Community
Reviewer: Karen R. Utz

Walvin, James
Title: Questioning Slavery
Reviewer: James L. Huston

Weiner, Marli F.
Title: Mistresses and Slaves: Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830-1880
Reviewer: Jill Hough

Whitman, T. Stephen
Title: The Price of Freedom: Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland
Reviewer: James D. Watkinson

Wiethoff, William E.
Title: A Peculiar Humanism: The Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-1850
Reviewer: Lewie Reece

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