Novels About Slavery in the Americas

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Beloved
1.  Beloved by Toni Morrison
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  "Incredible. Better and better with every reading. This is Morisson's masterpiece. She'll never reach these heights again, but that's okay because she delivered with this one."
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Property
2.  Property by Valerie Martin
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  "A complicated and touching novel of a slave woman caught between her vengeful mistress and a master who makes her his unwilling mistress."
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The Known World: A Novel
3.  The Known World: A Novel by Edward P. Jones
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  "Another major award winner. This is sprawling in terms of numbers of characters, inventive and full of brilliant gems of wisdom and cruelty."
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The Confessions of Nat Turner
4.  The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron
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  "I know this one still stirs controversy from some readers, especially from African-Americans, but to me this is a spectacular novel. You may not every aspect of the story it tells, but such is life."
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Walk Through Darkness
5.  Walk Through Darkness by David Anthony Durham
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  "Wonderfully tight, action-filled and touching novel. There's a wonderful plotline here, and a healthy dose of redemption to help you truth all the horrors."
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All Souls' Rising: A Novel of Haiti (1)
6.  All Souls' Rising: A Novel of Haiti (1) by Madison Smartt Bell
The list author says:
  "This one is about Haiti, but it's incredible. It may be the most violent novel I've ever read, so be warned."
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Sacred Hunger
7.  Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth
The list author says:
  "A wild and interesting story from a major British writer, full of vivid detail and so, so much important information."
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Cane River (Oprah's Book Club)
8.  Cane River (Oprah's Book Club) by Lalita Tademy
The list author says:
  "This one isn't as much of a favorite, but it did bring a major audience to a large story of slavery. That's important."
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Roots (Dell Book)
9.  Roots (Dell Book) by Alex Haley
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  "A classic. No, the writing itself isn't great, but this novel woke America up to it's own history"
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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Bantam Classics)
10.  Uncle Tom's Cabin (Bantam Classics) by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The list author says:
  "Another classic. A book that's a historical document. This one woke America and the world up during the very days of slavery!"
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Sally Hemings: A Novel
11.  Sally Hemings: A Novel by Barbara Chase-Riboud
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  "There was a lot of hopla around this one, what with the Jefferson people refusing to believe that the honorable gentleman could've slept with a slave woman. But DNA doesn't lie."
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Douglass' Women: A Novel
12.  Douglass' Women: A Novel by Jewell Parker Rhodes
The list author says:
  "A look at Frederick Douglass's love life? Well, yes, and interesting issues are raised as well."
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