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How the Irish Became White
3.74
it was ok
I found the layout of his book confusing; it starts off about abolitionists in Ireland then moves onto prisons in Philadelphia back in the day and how ...more
Jan 2002
Dec 27, 2014
 
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Written by Himself
3.70
liked it
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
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Jan 2006
Aug 28, 2014
 
The Great Quest
2.76
did not like it
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
4.04
really liked it
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
 
Silencing the Past
4.31
liked it
Ways of looking at history. History is not one point in time. The narrative becomes critical, as in the example here of the slave revolution in Haiti. ...more
Jan 2000
Jul 20, 2015
 
Johnny Texas
4.21
really liked it
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
liked it
Interesting story that moves along at a good pace.
Jan 1990
Dec 02, 2014
 
Big Jabe
3.82
really liked it
Slaves disappear when Big Jabe is around.
Jan 2001
Oct 02, 2014
 
A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861 (Dear America)
3.67
it was amazing
Enjoyed this story based on real events.
Jan 2001
Sep 08, 2016
 
A Mercy
3.65
it was ok
Would recommend some of her other work to read.
Mar 09, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
 
In Canaan
4.64
really liked it
Powerful story told in a collection of peoms
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
 
Amos Fortune, Free Man
3.86
really liked it
Powerful story of a remarkable man.
Jan 1977
Sep 14, 2011
 
Ellen's Broom
3.94
really liked it
Nicely told sliver of history.
Oct 21, 2014
Oct 19, 2014
 
Family Matters: Homage To July, The Slave Girl
4.33
really liked it
Well done.
Jan 2008
Nov 26, 2014
 
Glory of the Seas
3.33
it was ok
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
4.17
really liked it
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
3.95
really liked it
Told in poems.
Jan 1999
Dec 03, 2014
 
Walden & Civil Disobedience
3.96
liked it
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
4.17
liked it
Saw opera, was good knowing something of the story.
Jan 1999
Oct 06, 2014
 
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?
4.13
it was amazing
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
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Jan 2006
Nov 22, 2010
 
To Be a Slave
3.82
really liked it
Quotes accompany an explainitary text.
Jan 1983
May 11, 2015
 
Robinson Crusoe
3.66
really liked it
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
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Jan 1991
Jun 03, 2011
 
My Name is Not Angelica
3.62
really liked it
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!
4.08
really liked it
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
 
Story of the Negro
3.67
liked it
Parts as far back as the record allows with tribes in Africa. Jumps forward quickly to more recent history. Lots of names and those people's backgroun ...more
Jan 1996
Dec 04, 2014
 
Even The Stars Look Lonesome
4.10
really liked it
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
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Jan 2000
Sep 29, 2011
 
Chains (Seeds of America, #1)
4.09
really liked it
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
3.82
really liked it
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
 
The Adventures Of High John The Conqueror
3.74
really liked it
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)
4.17
it was amazing
Really enjoyed it from its sociological and religious perspectives. Read the sequel. Suggested it to my book group.
Jan 2004
Oct 11, 2010
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