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The Great Quest
2.62
Young men may long for adventure. And they may experience more than they bargain for. This book classically describes such a case. There are many book ...more
Jan 1995
Feb 12, 2014
 
The Slave Ship: A Human History
3.97
What an undertaking to research and write about this topic. Covers all players involved from captain to captive. "the captain bullies the men (officer ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Jan 30, 2011
 
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Written by Himself
3.67
This version also contains context of his life and times and use by Abolitionists.

See : Slave Ship by Marcus Rediker, Narrative of the Life of Frederi
...more
Jan 2006
Aug 28, 2014
 
Johnny Texas
4.10
There's a lot packed into this short book. A German family immigrates to the Texas territory in the 1830. About settling/homesteading, hunting, planti ...more
Jan 1993
May 04, 2014
 
Outcast
3.91
Interesting story that moves along at a good pace.
Jan 1990
Dec 02, 2014
 
Big Jabe
3.72
Slaves disappear when Big Jabe is around.
Jan 2001
Oct 02, 2014
 
A Mercy
3.61
Would recommend some of her other work to read.
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
 
In Canaan
4.78
Powerful story told in a collection of peoms
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
 
Amos Fortune, Free Man
3.82
Powerful story of a remarkable man.
Jan 1977
Sep 14, 2011
 
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
3.36
Slow going.
Dec 10, 2013
Jun 23, 2014
 
King Solomon's Mines (Allan Quatermain, #1)
3.78
And I've seen the movie too.
Jan 1982
Jun 10, 2011
 
Ellen's Broom
3.85
Nicely told sliver of history.
Oct 21, 2014
Oct 19, 2014
 
Family Matters: Homage To July, The Slave Girl
4.17
Well done.
Jan 2008
Nov 26, 2014
 
Glory of the Seas
2.80
Fast clipper ships and travel along with the Fugitive Slave Act come together in this story.
Jan 1992
Nov 21, 2014
 
If I Just Had Two Wings
4.23
Engaging story. A bit before then mainly focuses on the running north, the help and obstacles of 5 slaves.
Jan 2003
Sep 02, 2014
 
Carver: A Life in Poems
3.93
Told in poems.
Jan 1999
Dec 03, 2014
 
Walden & Civil Disobedience
3.97
Walden is a series of essays written while he lived near Walden pond. Some are about the land, the pond, the natural surroundings. Others are commenta ...more
Jan 1989
Mar 01, 2011
 
Aïda
4.20
Saw opera, was good knowing something of the story.
Jan 1999
Oct 06, 2014
 
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?
4.08
SJ is my newest and latest hero(ine). What an amazing women. (And yes she was a woman!) I have her biography on my to-read list.
An interesting compari
...more
Jan 2006
Nov 22, 2010
 
The Railroad to Freedom: A Story of the Civil War
3.16
Story of Harriet Tubeman.
Jan 1981
Nov 21, 2014
 
Robinson Crusoe
3.63
There is quite of bit of philosophy and religion in this.
Contemplating "Call on Me,and I will deliver thee" from his current stranded situation to som
...more
Jan 1996
Jun 03, 2011
 
My Name Is Not Angelica
3.60
Well researched story from O'Dell. Understated, fairly non-emotional account of very disturbing event - the slave rebellion of 1733 on St. John's Isla ...more
Jan 1998
Nov 08, 2010
 
Thee, Hannah!
4.05
Feisty young girl learns about her religion, Quakers, just before the civil war. It's easy to sympathize with her as she grows.
Jan 1985
Mar 02, 2014
 
Even The Stars Look Lonesome
4.08
Short essays. Really enjoyed some. Out-spoken voice that needs to be heard.

One line that spoke to me specially:

"They knew the burden of feminine sensi
...more
Jan 2000
Sep 29, 2011
 
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
4.08
How distressing it is even to read of slavery. Takes place in NY during the start of the Revolution. A state we often forget did allow slavery.
Scott O
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Mar 14, 2011
Feb 27, 2011
 
The Known World
3.80
I listened to this and it was odd hearing the terms "boy" and the like said aloud - very different impact for me than if I'd been reading it.
Jun 06, 2009
Oct 11, 2010
 
Someone Knows My Name
4.41
Accompany with Slave Ship by Rediker, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, and Narrative of Sojourner Truth.
Jan 2007
Oct 01, 2012
 
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32
3.54
Well researched fictitious diary of a young girl in early mid-1800s. Glimpse into what rural life might have been like.
Jan 2000
Nov 04, 2010
 
The Adventures Of High John The Conqueror
4.00
Brer Rabbit was read by all. These stories on the other hand were ones white people never were supposed to hear.
Jan 2001
Apr 19, 2012
 
The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
4.18
Really enjoyed it from its sociological and religious perspectives. Read the sequel. Suggested it to my book group.
Jan 2007
Oct 11, 2010
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