Books about American slavery
A list of books dealing with slavery in the US over the years.
1 Roots: The Saga of an Ameri...
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2 Uncle Tom's Cabin
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 112,612 ratings
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3 Wench
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 10,687 ratings
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4 The Color Purple
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 303,717 ratings
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5 Incidents in the Life of a ...
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6 Beloved
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 181,457 ratings
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7 Kindred
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 25,365 ratings
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8 The Kitchen House
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 107,374 ratings
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9 The Adventures of Huckleber...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 832,790 ratings
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10 The Known World
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 22,943 ratings
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10 Someone Knows My Name
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12 The Book of Night Women
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 2,360 ratings
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13 Narrative of the Life of Fr...
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14 Black Boy
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 29,418 ratings
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15 Jubilee
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 2,027 ratings
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16 A Mercy
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 12,151 ratings
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17 Cane River
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18 Sally Hemings
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 641 ratings
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19 Queen
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 1,900 ratings
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20 The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 81,275 ratings
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21 Amistad
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 213 ratings
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22 Invisible Man
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 89,021 ratings
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23 Twelve Years a Slave
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24 The Autobiography of Miss J...
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25 Sacred Hunger
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26 The Feast of All Saints
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27 Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
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28 I Thought My Soul Would Ris...
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29 The Pox Party (The Astonish...
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30 Middle Passage: A Novel
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31 Some Sing, Some Cry
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32 Gone with the Wind
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 663,552 ratings
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33 The Bondwoman's Narrative
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34 Sapphire's Grave
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35 Dessa Rose
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 384 ratings
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36 A Picture of Freedom: The D...
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37 North and South (North and ...
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38 Red River
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,890 ratings
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39 A Respectable Trade
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 4,077 ratings
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40 The Confessions of Nat Turner
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41 The Interesting Narrative o...
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42 The Long Song
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43 My Bondage and My Freedom
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44 Black Thunder: Gabriel's Re...
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45 Our Nig
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46 A Long Way from Home
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47 L'Immortalite: Madame Lalau...
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48 Mandingo
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49 Pudd'nhead Wilson/Those Ext...
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50 Absalom, Absalom!
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51 A Free Man of Color (Benjam...
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52 Song Yet Sung
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53 Sweetsmoke
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54 Property
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55 Copper Sun
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55 Freeman
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57 I, Dred Scott: A Fictional ...
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58 The House Girl
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59 The President's Daughter
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60 The Slave Community: Planta...
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61 Slaves In The Family
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62 Clotel: or, The President's...
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63 The Hemingses of Monticello
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64 All Different Kinds of Free
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64 Burning Uncle Tom's Cabin
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66 Love and War (North and Sou...
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67 When Will This Cruel War Be...
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67 For God, Country and the Co...
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67 Heaven and Hell (North and ...
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70 Forge (Seeds of America, #2)
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71 In the Heat of the Night (V...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 811 ratings
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72 The Kingdom on the Waves (T...
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72 The Invention of Wings
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74 Hang a Thousand Trees with ...
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75 Echo of Lions
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75 Oaklayne: A Civil War Saga
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77 Stigmata: A Novel
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 123 ratings
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78 The Healing
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79 A Sunday in June: A Novel
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80 New York Burning: Liberty, ...
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81 The Last Runaway
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 15,328 ratings
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81 Uncle Tom's Cabin: The powe...
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83 The Wedding Gift
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84 The Fiery Trial: Abraham Li...
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85 The Curse of Caste; Or the ...
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86 Into the Free (Into the Fre...
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87 The Secret Life of Mary Bowser
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88 Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
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3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 11,232 ratings
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88 Yellow Crocus
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 8,072 ratings
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90 Redfield Farm: A Novel of t...
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91 A Million Nightingales
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92 Soul Catcher
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 690 ratings
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93 My Name Is Resolute
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94 The Longest Memory
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95 Breaking Free: True Stories...
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95 The Slaves' War: The Civil ...
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97 An Extended Journey
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97 Bound for the Promise-Land
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97 Midnight Rising: John Brown...
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97 Emancipation Proclamation "...
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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 22, 2011 07:05AM) (new)

Douglass' books are not novels. Also, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT isn't about slavery.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is not a novel - it's autobiography.

You want me to remove it, Precious?


message 3: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ Judging by the avrg ratings, ppl love this kind of books :)!


message 4: by Sharanja (new)

Sharanja The Color Purple doesn't really concern slavery does it?


message 5: by Julie (new)

Julie Removed the Handmaid's Tale. It's one of my favorite books too but it certainly doesn't belong on a book about AMERICAN slavery.


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