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10 books about slavery

Pick up one of these featured titles on slavery in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on slavery. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Send Judah First: The Erased Life of an Enslaved Soul by Brian C. Johnson

Category: Historical

This book was published 2 years ago by Hidden Shelf Publishing House and takes approximately 8.7 hours to read.

Cane River (Oprah's Book Club) by Lalita Tademy

Category: Family Saga

This book was published 16 years ago by Warner Books and takes approximately 18.1 hours to read.

The Kitchen House: A Novel by Kathleen Grissom

Category: Family Saga

This book was published 11 years ago by Atria Books and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.

It Wasn't About Slavery: Exposing the Great Lie of the Civil War cover

240 pages

$17.99

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It Wasn't About Slavery: Exposing the Great Lie of the Civil War by Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.

Category: Civil War

This book was published this year by Regnery History and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.

White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America by Don Jordan

Category: Colonial Period

This book was published 13 years ago by NYU Press and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston

Category: Black & African American

This book was published last year by Amistad and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.

Yellow Wife: A Novel by Sadeqa Johnson

Category: Historical

This book was published this year by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.

Mustard Seed by Laila Ibrahim

Category: Family Saga

This book was published 4 years ago by Lake Union Publishing and takes approximately 9.5 hours to read.

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Category: Historical

This book was published 18 years ago by Beacon Press and takes approximately 8.8 hours to read.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions) by Harriet Jacobs

Category: Black & African American

This book was published 20 years ago by Dover Publications and takes approximately 5.9 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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