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Black Americans and Slavery
Compiled by Richard Seltzer

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Black Americans and Slavery
Compiled by Richard Seltzer
B&R Samizdat Express - May 25, 2004
ISBN: 0-931968-85-2
Genre: Slavery, American History

Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - July 5, 2004

Please note: As of 6/15/2008, this CD now contains 174 books.

Black Americans and Slavery is a one volume CD collection that contains more than sixty books. Compiled by Richard Seltzer, the books in this collection are divided into five categories: Combined, the books in this collection serve to paint a vivid portrait of the Black Experience in America from the horrific days of slavery, through the Civil War and emancipation, and the turbulent years that followed.

In the realm of the slavery experience, the books in this collection cover a variety of topics including several first person accounts, by former slaves, that examine what their lives were like when they were enslaved. Other texts deal with the abolition movement, the attitudes toward slavery in other countries such as Britain and France, and all four volumes of the Anti-Slavery Examiner, which was published by the American Anti-Slavery Society from 1836 through 1839.

Army Life of a Black Regiment by Thomas Higginson and the text of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation are two of the historically significant texts contained in this collection. Other influential works include on this CD are Harriet: the Moses of Her People by Sarah Bradford and Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. The books on slavery, Black history, and the historical documents included in this collection serve as an important source of background information, that helps the reader to better understand the Black experience in America - and American history in general. This collection also includes several books by well-known and influence African-American authors including W.E.B. DuBois, Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington.

This collection of books on Slavery and the Black experience in America serves as an excellent reference guide on the contentious subject of slavery and African-American history. The texts in this collection are suitable for readers of all ages, and they provide an intriguing selection of reading material that is enlightening and riveting.

To read the books in this collection, you will need to have a PC running Windows with either a web browser or a word processing program into which you can open the files. All the books in this collection are saved in a plain text format. This enables you to easily change the font size and style, if you desire. It also makes these books very easy to use with most screen reading and computer magnification programs.

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