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Jack S. Blocker
Why did African Americans move from the rural South to the metropolitan North? Scholars have shown that African Americans took part in the urbanization of American society between the Civil War and the Great Depression, but the racial dimensions of their migration have remained unclear. A Little More Freedom is the first study to trace African American locational choices during the crucial period when migrants created pathways that would shape mobility through the twentieth century and beyond.
cloth 352 pp / 2008 / 9780814210673 / $24.95
Order No. 2870
Rev. C. Nickerson Bolden
Indiana Avenue: Black Entertainment Boulevard is the story of how a community functioned, prospered, declined and revitalized. It is a story with great implications. On the one hand, this story is a localized history of a subculture. On the other hand, to understand the Indiana Avenue story is to understand how similar historical communities like Harlem in New York, Bourbon Street in New Orleans and Beale Street in Memphis functioned and developed. All these communities, like many more, had similar traits and parallel histories. These communities became known nationally as stops on a Chitterlings Circuit, a network of entertainment venues made famous due to Jim Crow and separatist laws.
paper 99 pp. / 2009 / ISBN 978-1-4389-2826-5 / $14.99
Order No. 969
Published in 1861, this was one of the first personal narratives by a slave and one of the few written by a woman. Jacobs (1813-97) was a slave in North Carolina and suffered terribly, along with her family, at the hands of a ruthless owner. She made several failed attempts to escape before successfully making her way North, though it took years of hiding and slow progress. Eventually, she was reunited with her children. For all biography and history collections.
paper 210 pp. / 1973 / ISBN 0-15-644350-3 / $10.00
Order No. 981
David W. Blight
Slave narratives are extremely rare; very few are first-person accounts by slaves who freed themselves. Now two newly uncovered narratives, and the biographies of the men who wrote them, join that exclusive group. Wallace Turnage was a teenage field hand on an Alabama plantation, John Washington an urban slave in Virginia. They never met. But both saw opportunity in the chaos of the Civil War, both escaped north, and both left remarkable accounts of their flights to freedom. This book is more than their narratives: working from painstakingly acquired records and sources for the lives of heretofore unknown former slaves, the historian David W. Blight has discovered and reconstructed their lives--from slave childhood to black working-class stability in the North.
paper 315 pp. / 2007 / ISBN 978-0-15-603451-7 / $14.95
Order No. 984
From the time she was a girl growing up in the shadow of Lexington Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Toni Stone knew she wanted to play professional baseball. There was only one problem--every card was stacked against her. Curveball tells the inspiring story of baseball’s "female Jackie Robinson," a woman whose ambition, courage, and raw talent propelled her from ragtag teams barnstorming across the Dakotas to playing in front of large crowds at Yankee Stadium.
cloth 274 pp. / 2010 / ISBN 978-1-55652-796-8 / $24.95
Order No. 964
Major is the gripping story of a superstar nobody saw coming--a classic underdog, aided by an unlikely crew: a disgraced fight promoter, a broken ex-racer, and a poor upstate girl from New York who wanted to be a queen. It is also the account of a fierce rivalry that would become an archetypal tale of white versus black in the 20th century. Most of all, it is the tale of our nation's first black sports celebrity-- a man who transcended the handicaps of race at the turn of the century to reach the stratosphere of fame.
cloth 306 pp. 2008/ISBN 978-0-307-23658-6/$24.00
Order No. 2684
Fergus M. Bordewich
Bound for Canaan tells the stories of men and women like David Ruggles, who invented the black underground in New York City; bold Quakers like Isaac Hopper and Levi Coffin, who risked their lives to build the Underground Railroad; and the inimitable Harriet Tubman. Interweaving thrilling personal stories with the politics of slavery and abolition, Bound for Canaan shows how the Underground Railroad gave birth to this country’s first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change.
cloth 560 pp. 2005/ISBN 0-06-052430-8/$27.95
Order No. 2532
Maxine F. Brown
The case of Floyd, Harrison, and Washington Counties.
paper 23 pp. $5.00 (no additional discount)
Order No. 6095
Gwendolyn J. Crenshaw
Catalog written for a 1986 exhibit includes documents and articles covering colonization, underground railroad, etc.
paper 69 pp. reprint 1993 (1986)/ISBN 1-885323-48-4/$6.25
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Diane Perrine Coon
Details Underground Railroad activity with photographs, maps, and reminiscences in the counties of Southeastern Indiana.
paper 325 pp. 2001/$5.00 (no additional discount)
Order No. 6096
In this significant revision of his acclaimed work, Paul Finkelman places the problem of slavery in the context of early American politics and the making of the Constitution. He argues that slavery was a bone of contention from the first days of the Constitutional Convention to the last, and demonstrates persuasively that the debate on slavery in national politics and the problem of fugitive slaves predated the antebellum period. Finkelman looks unblinkingly at the ways that the founders failed to resolve the fundamental contradiction between the notion that "All men are created equal" and their own personal and political involvement in slavery. In particular, Finkelman examines the case of Thomas Jefferson: how his personal beliefs made it impossible for him to come to terms with slavery. In a new chapter, Finkelman argues that the Federalists, long regarded as aristocrats, were actually a strong force for emancipation. Clear, concise, and at times controversial, Slavery and the Founders is a valuable contribution to the study of early America and the ways in which race has been at the very heart of a national dilemma from the beginning.
paper 308 pp / 2001 / 9780765604392 / $29.95
Order No. 2833
In this book, prominent historians of slavery and legal scholars analyze the intricate relationship between slavery, race, and the law from the earliest Black Codes in colonial America to the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and the Dred Scott decision prior to the Civil War. Slavery & the Law's wide-ranging essays focus on comparative slave law, auctioneering practices, rules of evidence, and property rights, as well as issues of criminality, punishment, and constitutional law.
paper 475 pp / 1997, 2002 / 9780742521193 / $37.95
Order No. 2829
Frances Smith Foster
Insightful literary analysis and historical investigation of a wide range of literature by African-American women prior to the 20th-century.
paper 206 pp. 1993/ISBN 0-253-20786-X/$13.95
Order No. 2132
O. James Fox and Wilma L. Gibbs
Featured are black-and-white photos and poems of O. James Fox. This book presents a dramatic look at the history of Indianapolis's black community.
paper 53 pp. 2000/ISBN 0-87195146-0/$10.95
Order No. 2281
The never-before-told story of "the Negro Speed King" and the African-American racing car circuit.
cloth 212 pp. 2002/ISBN 0-253-34133-7/ $27.95
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Order No. 2660
Keith P. Griffler
In turbulent antebellum America, the Ohio River was both a river of slavery and a river of freedom. The Ohio was a crucial conduit for the trade that linked farmers and merchants of the Northwest to the slave plantations of the South, and it also carried African American men, women, and children caught up in the slave trade downriver to Cotton Belt markets.
cloth 206 pp. 2004/ISBN 0-8131-2298-8/$35.00
Order No. 2453
Darlene Clark Hine, et al., ed.
A gold mine of information on the leadership, courage, perseverance, and creativity of African-American women with over 450 images.
paper 764/808 pp. 1994/ISBN 0-253-32774-1/$49.95
Order No. 2036
Darlene Clark Hine
This final report contains historical essays, oral histories, biographical sketches, and descriptions of document collections gathered by this project, which was headquartered at Purdue University.
paper 238 pp. 1986/ISBN 1-885323-47-6/$6.75
Order No. 4005
Joseph E. Holloway, ed.
New interpretations of the impact of African origins on North American history and culture presented in ten scholarly essays.
cloth 249 pp. 1991/ISBN 0-253-32839-X/$39.95
Order No. 2163
paper 249 pp. 1990/ISBN 0-253-20686-3/$14.95
Order No. 2326
Hurley C. Goodall
The invisible road to freedom through Indiana as recorded by the Works Progress Administration Writers Project.
paper 341 pp. 2001/$5.00 (no additional discount)
Order No. 6094
Marlene K. Lu
An exploration into the Underground Railroad in west central Indiana.
paper 134 pp./$5.00 (no additional discount)
Order No. 6097
Randy Mills, et. al
This report locates Underground Railroad sites in southwestern Indiana and provides information about the people involved and locations of activities.
paper 34 pp. 2001/$5.00 (no additional discount)
Order No. 6092
Ann Morris and Henrietta Ambrose
A black, upper middle-class suburb, begun at the end of the Civil War in St. Louis, provides a look at life through more than 140 period photographs from family albums and collections.
cloth 192 pp. 1993/ISBN 0-253-33895-6/$36.95
Order No. 2399
paper 192 pp. 1993/ISBN 0-253-28601-8/$24.95
Order No. 2105
Angela M. Quinn
"The antebellum story of African Americans in Fort Wayne is as grand and complex as the story of the city itself."
paper (275) pp. 2001/$5.00 (no additional discount)
Order No. 6098
Jeannie Regan-Dinius et al.
Includes many images of documents and places and each chapter concludes with endnotes and a bibliography. The following are the essay titles:
"Federal Court Cases: Holdings at the National Archives, Chicago" by Jeannie Regan-Dinius
"Gateway to Freedom: New Albany-Floyd County, Indiana" by Pam Peters
"Grant County" by Students at Marion High School
"Huntington and Wabash Counties" by Jeannie Regan-Diniius
"Kankakee & St. Joseph river Valleys of Indiana" by Terry Goldsworthy
paper 122 pp. 2004/$5.00 (no additional discount)
Order No. 6103
Webster Smalley, ed.
Harlem life, pictured as fresh today as it was when these plays were first written.
paper 258 pp. 1968/0-253-20121-7/$14.95
Order No. 2051
Dona Stokes-Lucas et al.
Several churches and other sites were visited and their Underground Railroad activities researched.
paper 50 pp. 2001/$5.00 (no additional discount)
Order No. 6093
William E. Taylor and Harriet G. Warkel, eds.
Work ranging from impressionism and social realism to cubism and abstract expressionism.
paper 195 pp. 1996/ISBN 0-9336260-629/$29.95
Order No. 2182
Wilma Rugh Taylor
cloth 198 pp. 2002/ISBN 0-87195-161-4/$24.95
Order No. 2373
Emma Lou Thornbrough
Indiana Historical Collections 37
Pioneering work traces the history of African Americans in a northern state from their first arrival as slaves of 18th-century French traders through the end of the 19th century.
Reissued by Indiana University Press.
cloth 412 pp. 1993/ISBN 0-253-35989-9/$31.95
Order No. 2102
Emma Lou Thornbrough
Chronicles the growth, both in numbers and in power, of African Americans in a northern state that was notable for its antiblack tradition.
cloth 235 pp. 2000/ISBN 0-253-33799-2/$14.95
Order No. 2265
Joe William Trotter, Jr.
Cloth 200 pp. 1998/ISBN 0-8131-2065-9/$32.50
Order No. 2285
paper 200 pp. 1998/ISBN 0-8131-0950-7/$25.00
Order No. 2284
Produced by Solid Light, Inc. for the Carnegie Center for Art History, Inc.
"Songs of Freedom was created to complement the permanent exhibit Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad at the Carnegie Center for Art History in New Albany, Indiana."
"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" (play)
"Steal Away" (play)
"Follow the Drinking Gourd" (play)
"Wade in the Water" (play)
"O, Canaan" (play)
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" (play)
"Go Down Moses" (play)
"This Train is Bound for Glory" (play)
"Down by the River" (play)
compact disc $18.99
Order No. 2603
paper/ISSN 1071-3301/$1.00 (1-19 copies); $.30 (20 or more copies - no additional discount)
The movement in Indiana and the country around the time of the Civil War to settle black Americans in Africa.
16 pp. December 1999/Order No. 7049
Focuses on settlements of free blacks; emphasis on the Roberts Settlement in early Hamilton County in central Indiana.
12 pp. 1993/Order No. 7015
Regimental Chaplain Garland H. White's letters to the Christian Recorder about this only black regiment organized in Indiana provided eyewitness accounts of the service of the 28th.
16 pp. 1994/Order No. 7023
The home front experience, Indiana volunteers, and the dilemma of black citizens and soldiers.
16 pp. 1998/Order No. 7045
A history of blacks in Evansville from settlement to the 1940s.
16 pp. 1995/Order No. 7030