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Title Unsung : unheralded narratives of American slavery & abolition / The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture ; foreword by series editor Kevin Young ; edited with an introduction by Michelle D. Commander.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : Penguin Books, 2021.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction-NEW  326.80922 UNS    DUE 07-06-21
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Description xxix, 617 pages ; 20 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "An new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a foreword by Kevin Young. This is the first Penguin Classics anthology published in partnership with the Schomburg Center, a world-renowned cultural institution documenting black life in America and worldwide. A historic branch of NYPL located in Harlem, the Schomburg holds one of the world's premiere collections of slavery material within the Lapidus Center for Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery. Unsung will place well-known documents by abolitionists alongside lesser-known life stories and overlooked or previously uncelebrated accounts of the everyday lives and activism that were central in the slavery era, but that are mostly excised from today's master accounts. Unsung will also highlight related titles from founder Arturo Schomburg's initial collection: rare histories and first-person narratives about slavery that assisted his generation in understanding the roots of their contemporary social struggles. Unsung will draw from the Schomburg's rich holdings in order to lead a dynamic discussion of slavery, rebellion, resistance, and anti-slavery protest in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Slave narratives -- United States.
Slaves' writings, American.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Biography.
African American abolitionists -- Biography.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Added Author Young, Kevin, 1970- writer of foreword.
Commander, Michelle D., 1978- editor, writer of introduction.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, issuing body.
Added Title Unheralded narratives of American slavery & abolition
ISBN 9780143136088 (paperback)
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