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The Abolitionists

  • Basker, James G., ed. American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation. New York: The Library of America, 2012.
  • Blight, David W. A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Own Narratives of Emancipation. New York: Harcourt, 2007.
  • Brundage, W. Fitzhugh. The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008.
  • Drescher, Seymour. Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Jeffrey, Julie Roy. Abolitionists Remember: Antislavery Autobiographies and the Unfinished Work of Emancipation. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.
  • Newman, Richard S. The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
  • Reynolds, David S. John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
  • Stewart, James Brewer. Abolitionist Politics and the Coming of the Civil War. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2008.

Slavery by Another Name

  • Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by Another Name. New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2008.
  • Daniel, Pete. The Shadow of Slavery: Peonage in the South, 1901–1969. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1990.
  • Lichtenstein, Alex. Twice the Work of Free Labor: The Political Economy of Convict Labor in the New South. London: Verso, 1996.
  • Mancini, Matthew J. One Dies, Get Another. Columbia: University of South Carolina, 1996.
  • Oshinsky, David M. Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997.

The Loving Story

  • Botham, Fay. Almighty God Created the Races: Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
  • Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954–63. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.
  • Caro, Robert A. The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. 3: Master of the Senate. New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2003.
  • Dailey, Jane Elizabeth, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, and Bryant Simon. Jumpin’ Jim Crow: Southern Politics from the Civil War to Civil Rights. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.
  • Hamilton, Daniel W., and Alfred L. Brophy, eds. Transformations in American Legal History: Essays in Honor of Professor Morton J. Horowitz. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009.
  • Levine, Ellen. Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories. New York: Putnam, 2000.

Freedom Riders

  • Arsenault, Raymond. Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006 (Abridged Edition, 2011).
  • Etheridge, Eric, Roger Wilkins, and Diane McWhorter. Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders. New York: Atlas & Co., 2008.
  • Farmer, James. Lay Bare the Heart: An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement. Fort Worth: TCU Press, 1998.
  • Lewis, John. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.
  • Silver, Carol Ruth. Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2014.


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Gilder Lehrman

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

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Slavery by Another Name

The Loving Story

Freedom Riders

General Civil Rights History Websites


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