Recommended Titles

The following reading materials are several of the titles suggested for the EDIBA reading room. 

Anti-Slavery Abolition


Indigenous/Colonial relations (historical, present, and future)

Marxist literature

Decolonial literature


South/Central America

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Learn all about the Abolitionist Movement in just a few minutes! Professor Christopher E. Manning of Loyola University of Chicago explains how the abolitionist movement grew in the North, as activists such as William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass and the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin exposed the evils of slavery and explores the origins of the women's movement that grew out of abolitionism.
     The abolitionist movement was an organized effort to end the practice of slavery in the United States. The first leaders of the campaign, which took place from about 1830 to 1870, mimicked some of the same tactics British abolitionists had used to end slavery in Great Britain in the 1830s. Though it started as a movement with religious underpinnings, abolitionism became a controversial political issue that divided much of the country.