Harriet and the Promised Land by Jacob Lawrence.

Harriet and the Promised Land.

Magnificent paintings taken from Jacob Lawrence's Harriet Tubman series, 1939-1940, and accompanied by spare, chilling, and triumphant verse. An important book for children. An association copy: this volume formerly belonged to the artist Wolfgang M. Otto, whose African version of the Last Supper is well known. See several photos of this copy on oldchildrensbooks com. NOTE: This book has been sold.



The Amistad Affair: A Case that Challenged Men and Governments.

A fascinating account of the Amistad affair: in 1839, an illegal slave ship was seized by slaves in an attempt to sail back to Africa, then captured in US waters.



Plum-Blossom and Kai Lin.

Plum-Blossom discovers she has been sold into slavery by her parents, but the son of the house has modern ideas. Set during the twenty years of fighting after the fall of the Manchu Dynasty in 1911. Lovely ink drawings, which must be the author's.



Kidnapped by Blackbirders.

When Paul Maitland is mistakenly taken with his friend Takua, he learns first hand of the evils of slavery. " 'Blackbirders" those who by force or guile took young islanders from the Pacific and sold them to work on the Australian Plantations." SIGNED by author on title page.



The Forgotten Daughter.

Chloe, whose Greek mother is dead and whose Roman father seems to have forgotten her, becomes a slave and tries to escape back to her mother's home.



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