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African-American History, Pre-1865

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is early African-American history.

Six Superlative Sources

Safundi· Eugene Genovese, Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made (Viking, 1973)

· Peter Wood, Black Majority: Negroes In South Carolina From 1620 Through The Stono Rebellion (Norton, 1974)

· Sylvia Frey, Water from the Rock: Black Resistance in a Revolutionary Age (Princeton, 1991)

· Ira Berlin, Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North AmericaHarvard, 1998)

· Philip Morgan, Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-century Chesapeake(University of North Carolina Press, 1998)

· Edmund Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia (Norton, 1976)

Other Excellent Sources

· Clarence Mohr, On The Threshold of Freedom: Masters and Slaves in Civil War Georgia (University of Georgia Press, 2001)

· James Oakes, The Ruling Race: A History of American Slave Holders (Norton, 1998)

· Rhys Isaac, The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790 (University of North Carolina Press, 1982)

· William McFeely, Frederick Douglass (Norton, 1991)

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