American Negro Slave Revolts

Herbert Aptheker 1943 428p 5 x 8 A pioneering work that demolished the widespread claims that African Americans accepted slavery and were passive. Includes the story of Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey Gabriel and others. $8-15 Other works involving slave revolts, nat turner, slavery, armed struggle, race, escape, sabotage, excarceration, the south, 1800s

A Menagerie in Revolt

Selected Writings of Benjamin Peret Benjamin Peret     2009     148p     5 x 8 From Charles H. Kerr, “Peret’s writings testify with burning clarity to his relentless devotion to the cause of breaking the social, cultural, and psychological fetters which reduce the imagination to misery and degradation. An essential collection by … Continue reading A Menagerie in Revolt

Runaway Slaves

Rebels on the Plantation J.H. Franklin & L. Schweninger     1999     480p     6 x 9 From John Hope Franklin, America’s foremost African American historian, comes this groundbreaking analysis of slave resistance and escape. A sweeping panorama of plantation life before the Civil War, this book reveals that slaves frequently rebelled … Continue reading Runaway Slaves

Orgasms of History

3000 Years of Spontaneous Insurrection Yves Férmion     2002     280p     6 x 9 Every now and then, things explode. Riots, uprisings, revolutions, and new and bizarre social groups spring up seemingly from nowhere. Our standard histories tend to treat these as oddities, if treated at all, or as misguided responses to hard times, limited by lack … Continue reading Orgasms of History

Against His-Story, Against Leviathan

Fredy Perlman   1983   296p   5 x 8 How Civilization encroached on free peoples. On every continent scribes, traders and kings promoted division of labor, professional armies, social discipline, national, ethnic and class fervor.  $7-15 Other works involving fredy perlman, civilization, the wild, technology, recuperation, progress, primitivism, heresy, patriarchy, first nations struggles, peasant revolts, monarchs, nature, slave … Continue reading Against His-Story, Against Leviathan