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Race and Rights
Race and Rights
Fighting Slavery and Prejudice in the Old Northwest, 1830-1870
By Dana Elizabeth Weiner

From The Northern Illinois University Press
In the Old Northwest from 1830-1870, a bold set of activists battled slavery and racial prejudice. This book is about their expansive efforts to eradicate southern slavery and its local influence in the contentious milieu of four new states carved out of the Northwest Territory: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.   More >>

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Slavery, Childhood, and Abolition in Jamaica, 1788-1838
Slavery, Childhood, and Abolition in Jamaica, 1788-1838
By Colleen A. Vasconcellos

From The University of Georgia Press
"Slavery, Childhood, and Abolition in Jamaica adds considerably to our understanding of how amelioration altered the actions of slave owners in fundamental ways. Vasconcellos has a number of fresh ideas on the significance of childhood as a political and, to an extent, a social issue in the transition from slavery to freedom in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Jamaica." —Trevor Burnard, author of Creole Gentlemen: The Maryland Elite, 1691-1776  More >>

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