Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860 by Larry KogerMost Americans, both black and white, believe that slavery was a system exclusively maintained by whites to exploit blacks, but Larry Kogers authoritative study portrays the small yet significant role that African Americans played as masters in the peculiar institution. By profiling South Carolinas diverse population of African-American slaveowners, he demonstrates that free African-Americans embraced slavery as a viable economic system and that they--like their white counterparts--exploited the labor of slaves on their farms and in their businesses.
Dreams From My Father
E-mails twist context of Obama's memoir
President in The memoir explores the events of Obama's early years in Honolulu and Chicago up until his entry into law school in Obama published the memoir in July , when he was starting his political campaign for Illinois Senate. After Obama won the U. Senate Democratic primary victory in Illinois in , the book was re-published that year.
In the return released Wednesday, Mr. The campaign released 34 pages of tax information two hours before Mr. Public disclosure has emerged as a key point between the two rivals, so the release of the tax returns was timed to precede the debate. Clinton followed suit a few weeks later. The Clinton campaign has called on Mr.
Published by Broadway Books Seller Rating:. About this Item: Broadway Books, Condition: Good. The son of an African father and white American mother discusses his childhood in Hawaii, his struggle to find his identity as an African American, and his life accomplishments.
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The book received favorable reviews; however, it sold a modest 8, to 9, hardcover copies and went out of print within several years. In March , he shot to national prominence by winning the U. Senate Democratic primary in Illinois. Boosted by his well-received keynote address at the Democratic National Convention that July, and his landslide election to the U. Reviewers praised the book for its eloquence and candor. In October , Obama, then a U. In February , Obama announced he would run for the White House.