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Becoming Free in the Cotton South

Susan Eva O’Donovan

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John Brown’s Trial

Brian McGinty

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself

Frederick Douglass, with an introduction by Robert B. Stepto

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly

Harriet Beecher Stowe, with an introduction by David Bromwich

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Stealing Lincoln’s Body

Thomas J. Craughwell

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The Confederate War

Gary W. Gallagher

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