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Criminal Injustice
Criminal Injustice

Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia's Criminal Justice System

McNair, Glenn

Criminal Injustice: Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia’s Criminal Justice System is the most comprehensive study of the criminal justice system of a slave state to date. McNair...


Whispers of Rebellion
Whispers of Rebellion

Narrating Gabriel's Conspiracy

Nicholls, Michael L.

An ambitious but abortive plan to revolt that ended in the conviction and hanging of over two dozen men, Gabriel’s Conspiracy of 1800 sought nothing less than to capture the...


A Little Child Shall Lead Them
A Little Child Shall Lead Them

A Documentary Account of the Struggle for School Desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Daugherity, Brian J., Grogan, Brian

In the twentieth-century struggle for racial equality, there was perhaps no setting more fraught and contentious than the public schools of the American south. In Prince Edward...


Freedom Has a Face
Freedom Has a Face

Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson's Virginia

von Daacke, Kirt

In his examination of a wide array of court papers from Albemarle County, a rural Virginia slaveholding community, Kirt von Daacke argues against the commonly held belief that...


Black Prisoners and Their World, Alabama, 1865-1900
Curtin, Mary Ellen

In the late nineteenth century, prisoners in Alabama, the vast majority of them African Americans, were forced to work as coal miners under the most horrendous conditions...


Segregation's Science
Segregation's Science

Eugenics and Society in Virginia

Dorr, Gregory Michael

Blending social, intellectual, legal, medical, gender, and cultural history, Segregation's Science: Eugenics and Society in Virginia examines how eugenic theory and...


Bitter Fruits of Bondage
Bitter Fruits of Bondage

The Demise of Slavery and the Collapse of the Confederacy, 1861–1865

Robinson, Armstead L.

Bitter Fruits of Bondage is the late Armstead L. Robinson’s magnum opus, a controversial history that explodes orthodoxies on both sides of the historical debate over why the...


Gabriel's Conspiracy
Gabriel's Conspiracy

A Documentary History

Schwarz, Philip J.

The plans for a large slave rebellion in the Richmond area in 1800, orchestrated by a literate enslaved blacksmith named Gabriel, leaked out before they could be executed, and...


Keep On Keeping On
Keep On Keeping On

The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia

Daugherity, Brian J.

Virginia was a battleground state in the struggle to implement Brown v. Board of Education, with one of the South’s largest and strongest NAACP units fighting against a...