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    • A Dreadful Deceit

    • The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America
    • By: Jacqueline Jones
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In 1656, a planter in colonial Maryland tortured and killed one of his slaves, an Angolan man named Antonio who refused to work the fields. Over three centuries later, a Detroit labor organizer named Simon Owens watched as strikebreakers wielding bats and lead pipes beat his fellow autoworkers for protesting their inhumane working conditions. Antonio and Owens had nothing in common but the color of their skin and the economic injustices they battled - yet the former is what defines them in America’s consciousness.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Goddess of Anarchy

    • The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical
    • By: Jacqueline Jones
    • Narrated by: Nylsa Smallwood
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia in 1851 and raised in Texas - where she met her husband, the Haymarket "martyr" Albert Parsons - Lucy was a fearless advocate of First Amendment rights, a champion of the working classes, and one of the most prominent figures of African descent of her era.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Awful reader

    • By S. Poppema on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • From Midnight to Dawn

    • The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad
    • By: Jacqueline Tobin, Hettie Jones
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. There were dedicated conductors and safe houses, but also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight (the code name given to Detroit), the Detroit River became a River Jordan and Canada became their land of Canaan - the Promised Land where they could live freely in black settlements under the protection of British law.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An opportunity to learn about a neglected history

    • By Dale on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $24.49