JUNETEENTH: Summer Reading List
By Kate O'Brien-Nicholson
19th June 2021
Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War was over and enslaved people were free. The news was cause for celebration to be sure, although it arrived a full two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
FUP joins communities around the country to recognize and celebrate Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery in the United States. To help represent this holiday, we are highlighting books from our Race Collection for summer reading.
SUMMER READING LIST | #ReadUP
- The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson: Inniss, Lolita Buckner: 9780823294077: Amazon.com: Books
- Amazon.com: “Pretends to Be Free”: Runaway Slave Advertisements from Colonial and Revolutionary New York and New Jersey (9780823282159): Hodges, Graham Russell Gao, Brown, Alan Edward: Books
- From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family: Johnston, James H.: 9780823239511: Amazon.com: Books
- A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the Experience of Civil War (The North’s Civil War): Mendez, James G.: 9780823282494: Amazon.com: Books
- Amazon.com: Fugitive Testimony: On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives (9780823272907): Neary, Janet: Books