The-Good-Lord-Bird-A-Novel

The Good Lord Bird: A Novel

From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of an enslaved young boy who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive. Henry S...
The Hanging of Angelique

The Hanging of Angelique

The Hanging of Angelique flips the script on the idea of Canada as a haven from slavery. During the night of April 10, 1734, Montreal burned. Marie-Joseph Angelique, a twenty-nine-year-old slave, was arreste...
The-Black-Jacobins

The Black Jacobins

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C. L. R. James is a classical study of the only successful slave revolt in history. Its a masterpiece of historical scholarship, astu...
Up-From-Slavery

Up From Slavery

"Ignorant and inexperienced, it is not strange that in the first years of our new life (after slavery) we began at the top instead of at the bottom; that a seat in Congress or the state legislature was more sou...