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Poems for the People
Seventy-three poems from Sandburg's early years in Chicago, almost all of them never before in print. They show him as a critic of fast-changing conditions in urban America; a walker in the city; aExpand
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Why not every man
Why Not Every Man?: African Americans and Civil Disobedience in the Quest for the Dream
The record of civil disobedience by African Americans, which George and Willene Hendrick recount in Why Not Every Man?, begins soon after slaves were brought legally to the American colonies: theyExpand
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The Creole Mutiny: A Tale of Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship
On the night of November 7, 1841, the Creole, a brig transporting at least 135 slaves from Richmond, Virginia, to the auction block at New Orleans, was about 130 miles northeast of the Bahamas. InExpand
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Two slave rebellions at sea
Fredrick Douglass (1818-1895), a fugitive slave who became the best-known black abolitionist orator and autobiographer, and Herman Melville (1819-1891), a fiction writer recognized for theExpand
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Black Refugees in Canada: Accounts of Escape During the Era of Slavery
Thousands of black people sought refuge in Canada before the U.S. Civil War. While most refugees encountered at least some racism among Canadian citizens, many of those same refugees also thrivedExpand
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