Anti-Slavery

Below are groups and resources (books, articles, websites, etc.) related to this topic. Click on an item’s title to go its resource page with author, publisher, description/abstract and other details, a link to the full text if available, as well as links to related topics in the Subject Index. You can also browse the Title, Author, Subject, Chronological, Dewey, LoC, and Format indexes, or use the Search box.
Particularly recommended items are flagged with a red logo:

Connexions Library

Abolition of Slavery Timeline: Connexipedia Article
Article
Timelines tracing abolition in specific countries, abolition of the trade in slaves and abolition throughout empires.
Abolitionism: Connexipedia Article
Article
A movement in Western Europe and the Americas to end the slave trade and emancipate slaves.
American Anti-Slavery Society: Connexipedia Article
Article
An abolitionist society (1833-1870) founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan.
American Jacobins
Ackerman, Seth
Article
2012
In a recent broadside against the Occupy movement, Alexander Cockburn assailed, among other things, “the enormous arrogance which prompted the Occupiers to claim that they were indeed the most importa...
John Brown Archive - Index
Brown, John
Article
Writings of John Brown (1800-1859).
Class War in the Confederacy: Why Free State of Jones Matters
Johnson, Cedric
Article
2016
Free State of Jones may well be the most politically important film about the civil war and its aftermath to appear in a quarter century. Free State of Jones is a proper antidote to identitarian think...
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Destroying the Commons: How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
Our rights and liberties are under ever-increasing attack.
Karl Marx and the War Against Slavery: Black History and the Class Struggle
Alexander, Don
Article
1990
Alexander discusses Marx and Engels's views on the Civil War, the role of the First International in the struggle to overthrow black chattel slavery, and why the Marxist program of international worki...
The Liberator Files: Selections from The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison's Abolitionist Newspaper
Website
The Liberator was a Boston-based Abolitionist newspaper, published by William Lloyd Garrison from 1831 to 1865.
Lincoln: A Review: Civil War, Not Compromise, Smashed Slavery
Zorn, Jacob
Article
2013
Lincoln—Steven Spielberg’s new movie reduces the abolition of slavery to so many parliamentary maneuvers.
Lincoln, Abraham: Connexipedia Article
Article
President of the United States during the American Civil War. (1809-1865).
The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights
Reynolds, David S.
Book
2005
A biography of John Brown.
150 Years Since the Emancipation Proclamation: Finish the Civil War!
Article
2013
The Emancipation Proclamation was a pledge, a promise. It only freed slaves in areas that were not yet controlled by Union armies, true enough. But in that sense it was like the Declaration of Indepen...
Song of the Free: Connexipedia Article
Article
A song written in 1860 about a man fleeing slavery in Tennessee by escaping to Canada via the Underground Railroad.
Underground Railroad: Connexipedia Article
Article
An informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century Black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to th...
An Unfinished Revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln
Blackburn, Robin
Book
2011
A study of Marx's analysis of the American Civil War as a conflict about slavery, not tarrfifs. Marx saw the north as a bourgeois republic, and the south as expansionist.
The War of Northern Aggression
Oakes, James
Article
2012
A leading Civil War historian challenges the new orthodoxy about how slavery ended in America.
Wilberforce, William: Connexipedia Article
Article
British politician, philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. (1759-1833).
The Women Who Gave Us Christmas: Exposing America's Greatest Crime
Katz, William Loren
Article
2010
In 1834, African American and white men and women members of William Lloyd Garrison’s newly formed Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society saw Christmas as an opportunity to expose a hypocritical republic ...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

Sources Library

Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom
Grant, Richard; photographs by Allison Shelley
2016
The Great Dismal Swamp was once a thriving refuge for runaways. Archaeologists are learning more about their free communities.
The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Levine, Bruce
2014
Story of how the American Civil War upended the economic, political, and social life of the old South, destroying the Confederacy and the society it represented and defended.
I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad
Smardz Frost, Karolyn
2007
The archaeological discovery in Toronto of the remains of a house belonging to former slaves, Thornton and Lucie Blackburn, key figures in the Underground Railroad.
My Brother's Keeper: African Canadians and the American Civil War
Prince, Bryan
2015
Risking their own freedom, many African Canadians returned to the United States to participate in the Civil War and fight for the rights and liberty for all.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
2016
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...

From the Connexions Archives

New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.