published 2005, Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South (Paperback), Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South (Paperback), When I Was a Slave: Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection (Paperback), Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (Paperback), Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route (Hardcover), The Roman Guide to Slave Management: A Treatise by Nobleman Marcus Sidonius Falx (Hardcover), The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights (Hardcover), Slavery and the Romantic Imagination (Hardcover), The Poetry of Slavery: An Anglo-American Anthology, 1764-1865 (Hardcover), Pearl's Secret: A Black Man's Search for His White Family (Paperback), Autobiographies: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass / My Bondage and My Freedom / Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (Hardcover), Cut Loose Your Stammering Tongue, Second Edition: Black Theology in the Slave Narrative (Paperback), Passages to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in History and Memory (Paperback), Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons (Hardcover), To Plead Our Own Cause: Personal Stories by Today's Slaves (Paperback), Rape and Sexual Power in Early America (Paperback), Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia (Paperback), Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery (Paperback), More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas (Paperback), A Peculiar People: Slave Religion and Community-Culture Among the Gullahs (Paperback), Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery (Paperback), Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement (Paperback). 8 must-read Canadian nonfiction works for Black History Month, 3 books to read if you enjoyed Ta-Nehisi Coates' We Were Eight Years in Power, B. Denham Jolly's memoir about growing up Black in Toronto wins Toronto Book Award, How civil rights icon Viola Desmond helped change course of Canadian history. Rinaldo Walcott takes a look at categories of "queer and Black" and "Black queer" through the lens of multiculturalism and Canadian identity. 653 ratings — Those experiences led Jolly to engage in social activism and to found the first Black-owned FM radio station in the city, Flow 93.5. published, avg rating 4.47 — May 6, 2016. 47 ratings — Hands down one of the best and most accessible books written on slavery. 629 ratings — Among the obiter dicta handed down from this stage of Douglass’s career, we find: “If there is no struggle, there is no progress”, and: “it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”. As we enter Black History Month, it's time to reflect on the troubled history of slavery in America. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. 234 ratings — 34 ratings — Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. published 2014, avg rating 4.11 — 10 ratings — 6 ratings — published 2007, avg rating 3.65 — In his time, he addressed many reform causes, from women’s rights and temperance, to land reform, free public education, and the abolition of capital punishment. This book came out at the moment when many of us in Britain were busy marking the bicentenary of the end of the slave trade in 2007. published 2011, avg rating 4.00 — The book explores questions of race, cultural appropriation, America under the Trump administration and how we define multiculturalism in Canada. 439 ratings — We’ve buttoned up our Union Blues to join the fight for our freedom. Comments are welcome while open. I also want to get the Early Bird Books newsletter featuring great deals on ebooks. By James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines.

This vivid memoir was influential in the abolition of slavery, and its author would become one of the most significant African Americans of the 19th century, Last modified on Wed 24 Jul 2019 16.58 BST. avg rating 3.92 — Here are eight books on the Black experience that all Canadians should read. At first, he sought to liberate himself through education and self-improvement, but came to recognise that he would have to become a fugitive from the south, like so many others.

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Maynard examines the fact that slavery occurred in Canada for more than 200 years and that enslaved Indigenous and Black individuals were responsible for developing infrastructure for white Canadian settlers in the 17th and 18th centuries — and how that legacy has defined institutionalized racism today. It never did and it never will.”.

Douglass joined a black church and attended abolitionist meetings.

As a towering public figure, Douglass wrote three main versions of his autobiography, but the first – his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave – was the one that caught American public attention. He also became associated with The Liberator, an anti-slavery newspaper whose editor, William Lloyd Garrison, was impressed with Douglass’s strength and rhetorical skill. Follows a slaving voyage through the journal of a crewman. Roots book. We’ve railed against injustice for decade upon decade, a lifetime of struggle and progress and enlightenment that we see etched in Frederick Douglass’s mighty, leonine gaze.”, Douglass devoted his career to “agitating the American conscience”. If there is one African American who can make the strongest claim to be the godfather of the literature derived from the black American experience, it must be Frederick Douglass (1818-1895).

published 2001, avg rating 4.38 — Sign up for The Archive's newsletter and get our recommended reads delivered straight to your inbox. published 1901, avg rating 4.15 — 161 ratings — Even at the end of his long life, he continued to encourage young black Americans to “Agitate!” He once said, presciently, that “Power concedes nothing without a demand. In fact, Douglass made two escape attempts before he was assisted in a successful route to the free states by Anna Murray, a free black woman in Baltimore with whom he had fallen in love. Soon after this decisive public breakthrough, Douglass delivered his first speech at the Anti-Slavery Society’s annual convention. He used to boast of the commission of the awful and bloody deed. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. “Mr Thomas Lanman of St Michael’s killed two slaves, one of whom he killed with a hatchet, by knocking his brains out. published 2003, avg rating 3.70 — His fame grew, a quasi-modern celebrity that was followed by the first instalment of his autobiography, a “massively resonant” account of the darkest aspect of American life that deeply shocked its first readers, as Douglass doubtless intended.

7 ratings — For a clearer picture than this article can afford you, there are plenty of slave narratives and documents about the atrocious institution that was American slavery. published 2004, avg rating 4.17 —

The professor of sociology at Dalhousie University in Halifax tells the story of Marie-Joseph Angélique, a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montréal in the 1700s. Yes! published 2002, avg rating 4.29 — Similiar to our list of 100 (Fiction) Books to Read in a Lifetime, this list of 50 non-fiction books contains recommendations you might actually read (if you haven't already).This curated list covers the gamut of non-fiction, from compelling war stories to key feminist texts, to unbelievable struggles for survival, to tales of life in the culinary trade. published 1991, avg rating 4.24 — At this moment, I saw more clearly than ever the brutalising effects of slavery upon both slave and slaveholder.”. 98 ratings — Once securely in the north, he sent for Murray to meet him in New York, where they married, before settling in New Bedford, Massachusetts, a thriving free black community. Big impact.”, “The whisper that my master was my father, may or may not be true; and, true or false, it is of but little consequence to my purpose whilst the fact remains, in all its glaring odiousness, that slaveholders have ordained, and by law established, that the children of slave women shall in all cases follow the condition of their mothers; and this is done too obviously to administer to their own lusts, and make a gratification of their wicked desires profitable as well as pleasurable; for by this cunning arrangement, the slaveholder, in cases not a few, sustains to his slaves the double relation of master and father.”, WFB Du Bois: The Souls of Black Folk (1903), Barack Obama: Dreams from my Father (1995).