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Reading list: Anti-Confederate Reading List

Created by: Chris' Fish Place

A list of books that deal with slavery better than HBO's proposed series. In short, a list of books about slavery or dealing with the issues that slavery or the American Civil War birthed. Fiction and non-fiction.

Books: 68

1.
Behind the Scenes Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Fou... - Elizabeth Keckley
Behind the Scenes Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House
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2.
Jim Beckwourth: Black Mountain Man and War Chief o... - Elinor Wilson
Jim Beckwourth: Black Mountain Man and War Chief of the Crows
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Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of Ameri... Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of America's Large... - David Robertson
Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It
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Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight ... - Adam Hochschild
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
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Second Daughter: The Story of a Slave Girl - Mildred Pitts Walter
Second Daughter: The Story of a Slave Girl
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Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Undergroun... - Fergus M. Bordewich
Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement
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7.
The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Cana... - Afua Cooper
The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal
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8.
Segu - Maryse Condڻ
Segu
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9.
The Children of Segu - Maryse Condé, Linda Coverdale
The Children of Segu
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10.
I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem - Maryse Condé, Richard Philcox, Angela Y. Davis
I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
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Kindred - Octavia E. Butler
Kindred
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12.
A Free Man of Color - Barbara Hambly
A Free Man of Color
Note: First in series
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The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History ... - Patrick H. Breen
The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt
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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Unde... - Eric Foner
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
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Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unf... - Tony Horwitz
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
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16.
Someone Knows My Name: A Novel - Lawrence Hill
Someone Knows My Name: A Novel
Note: also called The Book of Negroes
17.
Roots: The Saga of an American Family - Alex Haley
Roots: The Saga of an American Family
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18.
The Hemingses of Monticello - Annette Gordon-Reed
The Hemingses of Monticello
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19.
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Co... - Annette Gordon-Reed
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy
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Up from Slavery - Booker T. Washington, Ishmael Reed
Up from Slavery
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21.
Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northup
Twelve Years a Slave
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22.
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the... - United States. Work Projects Administration
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Mississippi Narratives
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23.
The Darker Face of the Earth - Rita Dove
The Darker Face of the Earth
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an Am... - Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Kwame Anthony Appiah
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Modern Library Classics)
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25.
The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the ... - W.E.B. Du Bois
The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America 1638-1870 Volume I
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26.
Uncle Remus and His Friends: Old Plantation Storie... - Joel Chandler Harris, A.B. Frost
Uncle Remus and His Friends: Old Plantation Stories, Songs and Ballads with Sketches of Negro Character
Note: Harris collected these stories from former slaves. The wolf and bear figures in the stories are the slave masters.
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Narrative of the Life of J.D. Green, a Runaway Sla... - Jacob D. Green
Narrative of the Life of J.D. Green, a Runaway Slave, from Kentucky
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The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slav... - William Wells Brown
The Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave
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Three Classic African-American Novels: Clotel, Iol... - William Wells Brown, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Three Classic African-American Novels: Clotel, Iola Leary, The Marrow of Tradition
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Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom: The... - Louis Hughes, William Andrews
Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom: The Autobiography of Louis Hughes: The Institution of Slavery as Seen on the Plantation in the Home of the Planter
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Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the Ameri... - Simon Schama
Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
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Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom's Cabin
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The Red Record Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Ca... - Ida B. Wells-Barnett
The Red Record Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States
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Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lync... - Ida B. Wells, Jacqueline Jones Royster
Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900
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The Past That Would Not Die - Walter Lord
The Past That Would Not Die
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The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slav... - Eric Foner
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
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Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroa... - Eber M. Pettit
Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad, Comprising Many Thrilling Incidents of the Escape of Fugitives from Slavery, and the Perils of Th
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John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry: A Brief Histor... - Jonathan Earle
John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry: A Brief History with Documents
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John Brown's Raid - United States National Park Service
John Brown's Raid
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Slave Narratives of the Underground Rail... Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad - Christine Rudisel, Bob Blaisdell
Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad
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The Confessions of Nat Turner: and Related Documen... - Kenneth S. Greenberg
The Confessions of Nat Turner: and Related Documents
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Mycroft Holmes - Anna Waterhouse, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Mycroft Holmes
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The Slave Dancer - Paula Fox
The Slave Dancer
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Mystery Of Drear House - Virginia Hamilton
Mystery Of Drear House
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A Narrative Of The Life Of Rev. Noah Davis - Noah Davis
A Narrative Of The Life Of Rev. Noah Davis
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Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women: Crim... - Edith M. Ziegler, Sally Martin
Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women: Crime, Transportation, and the Servitude of Female Convicts, 1718-1783
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Boneshaker - Cherie Priest
Boneshaker
Note: First in Clockwork Century which takes place in the 1870s and the Civil War has not ended. Action takes place mostly in the West. Steampunk. Later volumes have escaped slaves.
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The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers f... - Gerda Lerner
The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition
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Runaway Slaves (History Firsthand) - Karin S. Coddon
Runaway Slaves (History Firsthand)
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Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Recons... - Eric Foner, Joshua Brown
Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction
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51.
Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the... - Sylviane A. Diouf
Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, 15th Anniversary Edition
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Complete Writings - Phillis Wheatley, Vincent Carretta
Complete Writings
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The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of For... - Andrew Ward
The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves
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The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon: Toussaint Louver... - Philippe R. Girard
The Slaves Who Defeated Napoleon: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian War of Independence, 1801-1804
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March by Geraldine Brooks (2006-01-31) -... March by Geraldine Brooks (2006-01-31) - Geraldine Brooks
March by Geraldine Brooks (2006-01-31)
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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History... - Ibram X. Kendi
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
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Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of... - Thavolia Glymph
Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household
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The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Maki... - Baptist Edward
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
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The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequali... - Thomas J Sugrue
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit
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Free State of Jones - Victoria E. Bynum
Free State of Jones
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Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Dover Thrift Edition... - Sojourner Truth, Olive Gilbert
Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Dover Thrift Editions)
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One More Valley, One More Hill: The Story of Aunt ... - Linda Lowery
One More Valley, One More Hill: The Story of Aunt Clara Brown (Landmark Books)
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63.
Lion's Blood (Insh'Allah Book 1) - Steve... Lion's Blood (Insh'Allah Book 1) - Steven Barnes
Lion's Blood (Insh'Allah Book 1)
Note: Alternate history - Europeans are the slaves. First in series.
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Captured - Beverly Jenkins
Captured
Note: Author seems to have more than one book set in the era.
65.
An Extraordinary Union - Alyssa Cole
An Extraordinary Union
Note: First in series
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Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution 18... - Eric Foner, Richard B. Morris, Henry Steele Commager
Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution 1863-1877
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Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American... - James W. Loewen
Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
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The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The
The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: The "Great Truth" about the "Lost Cause"
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Comments:
Debbie's Spurts
What a great list.
Chris' Fish Place
If anyone has anything to add, let me know.
Linda Hilton
Tony Horwitz's Confederates in the Attic is terrific. I highly recommend it to everyone as a glimpse into the contemporary "Confederate" mindset.
My review is here: http://lindahilton.booklikes.com/post/1198664/absolutely-essential-reading

Also, Eric Foner's "Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution."

James W. Loewen, "Lies Across America," "The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader," "Sundown Towns." See also https://sundown.tougaloo.edu/

Ann Moody, "Coming of Age in Mississippi."
Chris' Fish Place
Cool. adding them now.
Linda Hilton
Another one, from a friend om Facebook.

https://www.amazon.com/Medical-Apartheid-Experimentation-Americans-Colonial/dp/076791547X

Medical Apartheid:The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet Washington.
Chris' Fish Place
cool.
Chris' Fish Place
Thanks

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