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Abrahams, Roger D. Singing the Master: The Emergence of African American Culture in the Plantation South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.

Andrews, William L. To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760-1865. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.

______, ed. Six Women's Slave Narratives. Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Appiah, Kwame Anthony and Henry Louis Gates, eds. Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience. New York: Civitas, 1999.

______. Encarta Africana. Redmond, WA: Microsoft, 1999.

Aptheker, Herbert, ed. A Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States. Vol. 1. New York: The Citadel Press, 1951.

Bailyn, Bernard. Voyages to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution. New York: Vintage Books, 1988.

Ballagh, James Curtis. White Servitude in the Colony of Virginia: A Study of the System of Indentured Labor in the American Colonies. Baltimore: The John Hopkins Press, 1973.

Beckles, Hilary, with Verene Sheperd, eds. Caribbean Slavery in the Atlantic World. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 1999.

Bennett, Lerone Jr. Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America. New York: Penguin Books, 1993.

Berlin, Ira. Slaves Without Masters: The Free Negro in the Antebellum South. New York: Pantheon Books, 1974.

______, ed. Slavery and Freedom in the Age of the American Revolution: Blacks in the New World. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986.

Berlin, Ira and Philip D. Morgan, eds. Cultivation and Culture: Labor and the Shaping of Slave Life in the Americas. Carter G. Woodson Institute Series in Black Studies. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993.

Blackburn, Robin. The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800. London: Verso Books, 1998.

______. The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776-1848. London, Verso, 1990.

Blassingame, John W. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1972.

______. Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews and Autobiographies. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1977.

Bogger, Tommy L. Free Blacks in Norfolk, VA, 1790-1860: The Darker Side of Freedom. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1997.

Boles, John B. Black Southerners, 1619-1869. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1983.

______. Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord: Race and Religion in the American South, 1740-1870. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1988.

Bolster, W. Jeffrey. Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Bratton, Mary Jo, ed. "Field's Observations: The Slave Narrative of a Nineteenth- Century Virginian," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (January 1980).

Breen, T.H. and Stephen Innes. Myne Owne Ground: Race and Freedom on Virginia's Eastern Shore, 1640-1676. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Burnside, Madeline. Spirits of the Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Seventeenth Century. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Campbell, Edward D. C., Jr., and Kym S. Rice, eds. Before Freedom Came: African- American Life in the Antebellum South. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991.

Carawan, Guy and Candie Carawan. Ain't You Got a Right to the Tree of Life: The People of Johns Island, South Carolina -- Their Faces, Their Words, and Their Songs. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989.

Caretta, Vincent, ed. Olaudah Equiano: The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings. New York: Penguin Books, 1995.

Conniff, Michael L. and Thomas J. Davis, eds., Africans in the Americas: A History of the Black Diaspora. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.

Cottman, Michael H. The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie: An African American's Spiritual Journal to Uncover a Sunken Slave Ship's Past. New York: Harmony Books, 1999.

Creel, Margaret. A Peculiar People: Slave Religion and Community-Culture Among the Gullahs. New York: New York University Press, 1988.

______. The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Curtin, Conrad and Robert Edgar, eds. Children of God's Fire : A Documentary History of Black Slavery in Brazil. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994.

Curtin, Philip De Armond, ed. Africa Remembered: Narratives by West Africans from the Era of the Slave Trade. Prospect Heights, IL.: Waveland Press, 1997.

Davis, David Brion. The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1966.

______. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823. New York: Oxford University Press, 1975.

______. Slavery in the Colonial Chesapeake: The Foundations of America. Williamsburg, VA: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1986.

______. Slavery and Human Progress. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Desrocheres, Robert E., Jr. "'Not Fade Away': The Narrative of Venture Smith, an African American in the Early Republic," The Journal of American History (June 1997): 40-66.

Diedrich, Maria, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Carl Pederson, eds. Black Imagination and the Middle Passage. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself. New York: New American Library, 1968.

Drescher, Seymour and Stanley L. Engerman, eds. A Historical Guide to World Slavery. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Duncan, John David. Servitude and Slavery in Colonial South Carolina, 1670-1776. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilm, 1980.

Dunn, Richard S. Sugar and Slaves : The Rise of the Planter Class in the English West Indies, 1624-1713. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. Eltis, David. Economic Growth and the Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Eltis, David, David Richardson, Stephen D. Behrendt, and Herbert S. Klein, eds. The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Database on CD-ROM Set and Guidebook. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Emery, Lynn Fauley. Black Dance From 1619 to Today. Princeton: Princeton Book Company, 1988.

Engerman, Stanley L. From Slavery to Freedom: Comparative Studies in the Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery. New York: New York University Press, 1999.

Equiano, Olaudah, ed. by Robert J. Allison. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Written by Himself. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1995.

Everett, Suzanne. The History of Slavery. Edison, NJ: Chartwell Books, n.d.

Falconbridge, Alexander. An Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa. London: J. Phillips, George Yard, 1788.

Finkelman, Paul. "Women and the Family in a Slave Society," Articles on American Slavery. Vol. 9. New York: Garland Publishers, 1989.

Finkelman, Paul and Joseph Miller, eds. Macmillan Encyclopedia of World Slavery. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Floyd, Samuel A., Jr. The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. "Strategies and Forms of Resistance: Focus on Slave Women in the United States," in Gary Y. Okihiro, ed., In Resistance: Studies in African, Caribbean, and Afro-American History. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986.

______. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Franklin, John Hope and Alfred A. Moss, Jr. From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans, 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1994.

Fredrickson, George M. The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro- American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1971.

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