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50 Politics Classics—50 More Classics

Tipo: Lista pré-estabelecida criada por PlaidStallion

Descrição: 50 more books listed in 50 Politics Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon

Membros: 2 membros participantes (mostrar todos)

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8,558 membros, 216 críticas
4.45 estrelas (4.45 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (4): Lincoln asked his bitter rivals from the Republican presidential nomination to become his closest advisers, building a cabinet strong enough to endure the trials of the Civil War. This is one of the most popular works of American history in recent times and a favorite of President Obama.… (mais)

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8,187 membros, 108 críticas
4.27 estrelas (4.27 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (7): A compelling account of a political and spiritual awakening, tracing Malcolm X’s conversion to Islam and how it turned him from petty criminal to voice for black power.… (mais)

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3,979 membros, 36 críticas
3.84 estrelas (3.84 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (18): Friedan’s bestseller brought on the “second wave” of feminism by highlighting the abandonment of female potential thanks to gender stereotyping; the book raised awareness of educational inequality for girls and increased expectations for meaningful careers and work among women.… (mais)

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1,237 membros, 35 críticas
4.57 estrelas (4.57 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (13): The fourth volume of Caro’s magisterial series covering Johnson’s life, including the Kennedy assassination and the new president’s deft use of power to ensure that the Democratic legislative program, including civil rights, became law.… (mais)

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20,229 membros, 353 críticas
3.74 estrelas (3.74 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (38): Rand believed that her objectivist philosophy of rational egoism would have the most impact in the form of a novel. Although hardly high literature, the book retains its power as a warning against collectivism and a paean to laissez-faire capitalism and ultra-liberalism.… (mais)

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10,115 membros, 100 críticas
3.52 estrelas (3.52 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (34): More was a real-world politician who advised and then was executed by Henry Vlll. Scholars are still debating whether his imaginary society was tongue in cheek or a genuine alternative to the world in which he lived, but the term utopia remains central to political discourse.… (mais)

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7,164 membros, 194 críticas
3.86 estrelas (3.86 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (50): A dystopian novel set in the twenty-sixth century CE describing life under the regimented totalitarian society of OneState, ruled over by the all-powerful “Benefactor.” A key inspiration for Orwell’s 1984 and Ayn Rand’s Anthem.… (mais)

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6,762 membros, 50 críticas
3.99 estrelas (3.99 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (43): A Greek general’s famous account of the war that ended the Athenian empire. The first fact-based historical view of war, which influenced generations of historians and political scientists.… (mais)

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3,351 membros, 20 críticas
4.08 estrelas (4.08 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (17): Fanon’s passionate call for Algeria to be rid of its French rulers was taken up as a liberation bible by the colonized everywhere, although its advocacy of violence has troubled many readers.… (mais)

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2,301 membros, 60 críticas
4.05 estrelas (4.05 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (6): A social psychologist’s bestselling explanation of why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong. Based on fascinating research.… (mais)

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2,066 membros, 18 críticas
3.64 estrelas (3.64 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (20): Though many of its references are now dated, Greer’s book was central to the politics of sexuality in the 1970s. The picture she draws of servile suburban woman out of touch with her sexuality aimed to spark societal reorganization, particularly in the family and the economy.… (mais)

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2,011 membros, 16 críticas
4.07 estrelas (4.07 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (28): A sweeping history of international politics beginning with the Treaty of Westphalia. Statesman Kissinger argues that America transformed the states system by putting ideals like democracy above the ambitions of individual nations. Should be read alongside his 2014 World Order.… (mais)

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1,790 membros, 24 críticas
4.2 estrelas (4.2 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (22): An absorbing account of how US elites sank into the quagmire of Vietnam, providing lessons for foreign policy development and decision making.

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1,458 membros, 25 críticas
4.28 estrelas (4.28 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (11): Written just after the French Revolution, a warning that the new “democratic” order in reality meant the hijacking of the state by special interests that could plunder the nation via taxes, tariffs, transfer payments, etc. The law was becoming a creative entity used by the state instead of the upholder of personal liberty and law for all. This anti-socialist classic was written over a century before Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom.… (mais)

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1,111 membros, 3 críticas
3.49 estrelas (3.49 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (23): Hegel’s attempt to systematize ethical theory, natural rights, the philosophy of law, political theory, and the sociology of the modern state into the framework of a “philosophy of history.”… (mais)

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1,062 membros, 5 críticas
3.72 estrelas (3.72 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (8): Montesquieu’s ideas about the separation of powers and checks on the power of the executive had a profound impact on the architects of the American constitution.… (mais)

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1,020 membros, 10 críticas
3.92 estrelas (3.92 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (46): From the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre, from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq, Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory, war crimes, and the spoils of conflict.… (mais)

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1,007 membros, 9 críticas
3.66 estrelas (3.66 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (35): The US theologian and thinker argues that individual morality is intrinsically incompatible with communal political life. We cannot reconcile how we would like to act as individuals with the brutal realities of the collective.… (mais)

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1,002 membros, 9 críticas
3.88 estrelas (3.88 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (3): Chomsky defines neo-liberalism as the public abdicating power to corporations, with the result that populations suffer decline in education and health, and increase inequality between the riches and the poorest.… (mais)

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972 membros, 1 crítica
4.11 estrelas (4.11 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (19): The key insight of Gramsci, one of the leading twentieth-century Marxist thinkers, concerns “hegemony,” or how capitalist states maintain themselves. One does not take, but becomes the state, he said.… (mais)

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911 membros, 4 críticas
3.8 estrelas (3.8 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (21): During the eighteenth century a new “public sphere” emerged from civil society’s need for information; it led to the flourishing of reason and provided a balance to state power, but was later corrupted by commercialism and consumerism.… (mais)

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810 membros, 12 críticas
3.44 estrelas (3.44 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (5): This outlines Guevara’s doctrine for guerrilla fighters against Caribbean-style dictatorships, but has been used as a universal manual for revolution.

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707 membros, 3 críticas
3.8 estrelas (3.8 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (10): The best-known work of this Russian anarchist or “libertarian revolutionary socialist,” in his time almost as famous an ideologue as Karl Marx.

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632 membros, 11 críticas
3.81 estrelas (3.81 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (40): A German legal theorist’s influential essay positing that political life is best understood in terms of the distinction between friend and enemy, much as morality can be understood in terms of the distinction between good and evil, or economics in terms of the profitable and the unprofitable. To ensure national security, states must categorize other states in this way.… (mais)

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596 membros, 4 críticas
4.28 estrelas (4.28 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (16): Still acutely relevant today, French Christian anarchist Ellul explains how propaganda goes beyond politics to be about making the individual serve and conform. One of his insights is that those people who consume the most media are the most propagandized.… (mais)

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583 membros, 1 crítica
3.92 estrelas (3.92 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (33): A classic of comparative political analysis, arguing that it is the relationship between peasants and landowners in a given country, more than any other factor, that determines whether that country will eventually become democratic, communist, or fascist.… (mais)

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505 membros, 2 críticas
3.95 estrelas (3.95 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (42): Strauss was a scholar of classical political philosophy and in this book he upholds the distinction between right and wrong in ethics and politics, in the process rebutting the relativism and nihilism of modern political thought. He believed that philosophy and political philosophy were inextricable, and at the University of Chicago he built an intellectual foundation for modern political conservatism, tutoring “neocon” Paul Wolfowitz and critic Allan Bloom, among others.… (mais)

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495 membros, 7 críticas
3.37 estrelas (3.37 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (24): Kant wrote this essay in 1795 during a lull in the French Revolutionary Wars. He believed that the Treaty of Basel was an example of how civilized nations might limit the destructiveness of war in the future.… (mais)

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491 membros, 4 críticas
3.82 estrelas (3.82 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (30): A classic critique of the American media and public opinion focused on newspapers, but many of his criticisms are applicable to television and the internet. Lippman’s concern about the “manufacture of consent” inspired Noam Chomsky’s scathing critique of the free market media industry.… (mais)

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459 membros, 4 críticas
3.97 estrelas (3.97 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (31): A University of Chicago professor’s controversial idea of “offensive realism,” according to which states do not simply accept balance of power arrangements (defensive realism), but actively seek hegemony over other states. By intervening and acting first, nations believe that they will survive and thrive amid uncertainty.… (mais)

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402 membros, 3 críticas
4.09 estrelas (4.09 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (2): Published on the eve of the Second World War, this was quickly recognized as a defining work in the fledgling discipline of international relations. Carr criticized the liberal trust in treaties and the League of Nations, maintaining that national power was still the key force in politics.… (mais)

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388 membros, 5 críticas
3.84 estrelas (3.84 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (37): Proudhon was the first person to proclaim himself an anarchist, and is famous for the statement “Property is theft.” He drew a distinction between “good” property, which is used and owned by a person or group as a result of their labor, and “bad,” which is owned at a remove to exploit others, including the payment of rents and interest. This is the essence of the anarchist critique of capitalism.… (mais)

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346 membros, 4 críticas
3.9 estrelas (3.9 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (29): The Singaporean statesman is considered a sage by other world leaders, and his story of the creation of a rich nation-state in a few decades is gripping.… (mais)

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321 membros, 1 crítica
3.8 estrelas (3.8 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (36): A Harvard political scientist’s landmark study of US presidents and their styles, arguing that presidential power is the weak link alongside the judiciary and the legislature.… (mais)

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315 membros, 8 críticas
4.22 estrelas (4.22 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (39): A seminal work in the libertarian movement by an American economist and political theorist, arguing that the free market and voluntary human action can do a more efficient and fair job of supplying society’s needs and wants than government. Libertarian solutions are given for pollution, poverty, war, threats to civil liberties, and education.… (mais)

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257 membros, 0 críticas
3.77 estrelas (3.77 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (1): An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation: The great utilitarian's argument that a just society is most likely to be achieved by using an objective calculus of maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain.… (mais)

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210 membros, 0 críticas
3.78 estrelas (3.78 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (45): A major text in international relations, presenting the “realist” view that national security is the primary aim of states, and that leaders rise or fall on their ability to make their countries more powerful or richer.… (mais)

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200 membros, 2 críticas
3.5 estrelas (3.5 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (41): This great Victorian’s political philosophy is less celebrated than his evolutionary theory, but it has been influential. Warning of the power grabbing and waste of centralized government, he writes: “there is in society... that beautiful self-adjusting principle which will keep all its elements in equilibrium... The attempt to regulate all the actions of a community by legislation will entail little else but misery.”… (mais)

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195 membros, 1 crítica
3.8 estrelas (3.8 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (44): An influential political philosopher’s essays on the modern political religions, including Marxism, National Socialism, Hegelianism, Nietzschianism, and Heideggerianism. To Voegelin, these thinkers are all best described as “gnostics” in their effort to create God’s kingdom on earth. He instead advocates a return to Aristotelian politics.… (mais)

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195 membros, 2 críticas
2.94 estrelas (2.94 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (25): An ancient Indian book of statecraft, economic policy, and military strategy that has been compared to Machiavelli in its brutal-realist view of politics.… (mais)

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190 membros, 1 crítica
3.83 estrelas (3.83 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (32): Key work of Britain’s leading postwar Marxist thinker (and father of British Labour politician Ed Miliband), which deconstructs the capitalist state, showing that it is not a neutral set of institutions but rather reflects the interests of the dominant capitalist class. Surprisingly relevant to today’s politics.… (mais)

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161 membros, 1 crítica
3.62 estrelas (3.62 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (26): Can the world prosper and remain at peace without the weight of a hegemon? Keohane’s rebuttal of realpolitik analysis argued that international frameworks had come of age; cooperation between states did not require the threat of force from a single great power.… (mais)

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156 membros, 2 críticas
3.7 estrelas (3.7 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (27): The Arab scholar’s great unfinished work of history presents his idea of the best kinds of government, which he defines as “an institution which prevents injustice other than such as it commits itself.” He favored an Islamic state, but was also influenced by Aristotle’s rationality. Ibn Khaldun observed that all civilizations eventually fall because luxuries distract them, the government begins to overtax citizens, and property rights are eroded.… (mais)

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134 membros, 2 críticas
4.5 estrelas (4.5 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (14): Dahl, sometimes called the “dean of American political scientists,” argues that democracies are best examined in terms of two variables: the degree of competition between competing actors or parties; and the level of electoral participation. “Polyarchy,” the system toward which we should move, is high competition and high participation.… (mais)

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93 membros, 1 crítica
4.25 estrelas (4.25 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (48): Known for his theory of bureaucracy, this great sociologist also provided a template for ethical political leadership. The ideal politician must have passion for issues and be willing to take a stand at the possible expense of popularity.… (mais)

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51 membros, 0 críticas
4.25 estrelas (4.25 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (9): Social reformer Addams believed that democracy was not merely a set of laws but a moral obligation of all citizens. It is not enough to believe passively in the innate dignity of all human beings. Rather, one must work daily to root out racial, gender, class, and other prejudices from personal relationships.… (mais)

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5 membros, 0 críticas

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PlaidStallion (12): Better known as “The Beveridge Report,” this British economist’s recommendations were a blueprint for the modern welfare state. Targeting the five “giant evils” of squalor, ignorance, want, idleness, and disease, the report proposed for the first time a National Insurance scheme and called for a National Health Service to be established.… (mais)

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3 membros, 0 críticas

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PlaidStallion (47): With their socialist Fabian Society, the Webbs had a huge impact on British public policy in the Edwardian era, providing the rationale for a welfare state and founding the London School of Economics to improve research into the causes of poverty and inequality.… (mais)

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1 membro, 1 crítica
3 estrelas (3 estrelas)

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PlaidStallion (49): The Ming dynasty political theorist has long been an inspiration for democratic reformers in China, with his emphasis on bottom-up government by laws and consensus rather than autocratic fiat.… (mais)

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1 membro, 0 críticas

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PlaidStallion (15): One of the first accounts of slavery by a fugitive slave, the Narrative combines a harrowing story with an exposé of slavery’s effects including ruination of family life, extreme poverty, and dearth of education. A key work in the abolitionist movement.… (mais)

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