Unpaid labor books & resources

Since the 1960s very smart people that study and write history have written a lot of new information. History is what has already happened. They have begun to write more and more about the story of Unpaid Labor and the Unpaid Labor System. What they have written has been about the role of Black people in America's success in the world. In his introduction to The Missouri Compromise...Robert Pierce Forbes states "Evidently, a narrative that negates all traces of a matter as massive as slavery must inevitably distort the rest of the story as well." If you don’t understand this it means the American history story is messed up. Today the research says that without Unpaid Labor there would be no country. It says that the country that is would not be the most successful nation in modern history.

Learn more about Unpaid Labor through these informative resources:

  1. African or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City; 1784-1861-Leslie M. Alexander

  2. An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP-Shawn Alexander

  3. A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American NationCatherine Allgor 

  4. Telling the Truth About History-Joyce Oldham Appleby, Lynn Hunt and Margaret Jacob

  5. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America-Ira Berlin

  6. Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South - Michael T. Bernath

  7. The Price for Their Pound of Flesh-Daina Ramey Berry

  8. The Captive's Quest for Freedom. Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and the Politics of Slavery-Richard Blackett

  9. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom-David Blight

  10. The Heart of the Commonwealth Society and Political Culture in Worcester County Massachusetts (1713-1861)-John L. Brooke

  11. James Brooks

  12. The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery-Vincent Brown

  13. Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776-Jon Butler

  14. Quaker Constitutionalism and the Political Thought of John Dickinson-Jane E. Calvert

  15. Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark-Katherine Mellen Charron

  16. Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology-Deirdre Cooper-Owens

  17. The Long Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere-Robert J. Cottrol

  18. Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era-Edward F. Countryman

  19. The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade-Charles B. Dew

  20. W. Marvin Dulaney

  21. Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge-Erica Armstrong Dunbar

  22. Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America-Douglas R. Egerton

  23. Drew Gilpin Faust

  24. Sheila Flemming-Hunter

  25. The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America-Robert Pierce Forbes

  26. Women in the World of Frederick Douglass-Leigh Fought

  27. By the People: A History of the United States-James W. Fraser

  28. Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation-Estelle B. Freedman

  29. The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War-Joanne Freeman

  30. Craig Thompson Friend

  31. Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow-Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

  32. The Second Creation: Fixing the American Constitution in the Founding Era-Jonathan Gienapp

  33. The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family-Annette Gordon-Reed

  34. Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century-Cheryl Greenberg

  35. From Slavery to Freedom with John Hope Franklin, 9th Edition-Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

  36. Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing-Christopher Hager

  37. Darlene Clark Hine

  38. Taxi: A Social History of the New York City Cabdriver-Graham Hodges

  39. Black Americans in the Revolutionary Era-Woody Holton

  40. Hasan Kwame Jeffries

  41. Harriet Tubman and the Fight for Freedom: A Brief History with Documents-Lois E. Horton

  42. Calculating the Value of the Union: Slavery, Property Rights, and the Economic Origins of the Civil War-James L. Huston

  43. Let This Voice be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism-Maurice Jackson

  44. Jessica Marie Johnson

  45. Soul by Soul: Life inside the Antebellum Slave Market-Walter Johnson

  46. Captives of Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Politics of Vengeance in the American Revolution-T. Cole Jones

  47. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America-Ibram X. Kendi

  48. Freedom Seekers: Essays on Comparative Emancipation-Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie

  49. John Woolman and the Government of Christ: A Colonial Quaker's Vision for the British Atlantic World-Jon R. Kershner

  50. The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law-edited by David Thomas Konig, Christopher Alan Bracey, and Paul Finkelman

  51. Elusive Utopia: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Oberlin, Ohio-Carol Lasser and Gary Kornblith

  52. The Market Revolution in America: Liberty, Ambition, and the Eclipse of the Common Good-John L. Larson

  53. The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter, the Founding Father Who Freed His Slaves-Andrew Levy

  54. Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War-Chandra Manning

  55. Lerone A. Martin

  56. Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic-Matthew E. Mason

  57. Marie Basile McDaniel

  58. Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America-W. Caleb McDaniel

  59. The Short Life of Free Georgia: Class and Slavery in the Colonial South - Noeleen Mcilvenna

  60. Alisea W. McLeod

  61. Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England, 1780-1860-Joanne Pope Melish

  62. Celia E. Naylor

  63. Tamika Nunley

  64. “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination-Peter S. Onuf and Annette Gordon-Reed

  65. Van E. Gosse

  66. Scott Hancock

  67. Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic-Jeffrey L. Pasley, Andrew W. Robertson, David Waldstreicher

  68. Steve Peraza

  69. Colored Travelers: Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the Civil War-Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

  70. Eighty-Eight Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865-Patrick Rael

  71. The Slave Ship: A Human History-Marcus Rediker

  72. Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest-Stacey Robertson

  73. Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All-David R. Roediger

  74. Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson-Joshua D. Rothman

  75. Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World-Edward Rugemer

  76. Claudio Saunt

  77. Martha Saxton

  78. Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photography from the Great Depression and World War II-Constance B. Schultz

  79. All Men Free and Brethren: Essays on the History of African American Freemasonry-edited by Chernoh Sesay, Jr.

  80. Becoming African in America: Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic, 1760-1830-James Sidbury

  81. Frontier Democracy: Constitutional Conventions in the Old Northwest-Silvana R. Siddali

  82. The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition-Manisha Sinha

  83. Human Bondage and Abolition: New Histories of Past and Present Slaveries-James B. Stewart and Elizabeth Swanson

  84. Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White-William Sturkey

  85. Monica M. Tetzlaff

  86. Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: How a Nineteenth Century Man of Business, Science and the Sea Changed American Life-Tamara Plakins Thornton

  87. Before Dred Scott: Slavery and Legal Culture in the American Confluence, 1787-1857 - Anne Twitty

  88. Slavery’s Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification-David Waldstreicher

  89. Building the American Republic, Volume 1: A Narrative History to 1877-Harry L. Watson

  90. Judith Weisenfeld

  91. black litigants in the antebellum american south-Kimberly M. welch

  92. Derrick E. White

  93. Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America From Settlement to the Civil War-Julie P. Winch

  94. Nicolas P. Wood

  95. Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America-Peter H. Wood

  96. Those Who Have Borne the Battle: A History of America’s Wars and Those Who Fought Them-James E. Wright

  97. Wendell Phillips, Social Justice, and the Power of the Past-Donald Yacovone and A.J. Aiseirithe

  98. Founders as Fathers: The Private Lives and Politics of the American Revolutionaries-Lorri Glover

  99. Original Intents: Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison and the American Founding-Andrew Shankman

  100. Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery-Jennifer L. Morgan

  101. Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies and Sparked the American Revolution – Alfred Blumrosen

  102. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World – David Brion Davis

  103. Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South – Kenneth M. Stampp

  104. Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery – Anne Farrow

  105. Washington: The Making Of The American Capital – Fergus Bordewich

  106. Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits and the Struggle for the Constitution – Lawrence Goldstone

  107. Abolitionist Politics and the Coming of the Civil War – James Brewer Stewart

  108. Alienable Rights – Barry Sanders

  109. Lies My Teacher Told Me – James W. Loewen

  110. How the States Got Their Shapes – Mark Stein

  111. American Slavery, American Freedom – Edmund S. Morgan

  112. In the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863 – Edward L. Ayers

  113. A People's History of the United States – Howard Zinn

  114. Abraham Lincoln: Selected Speeches and Writings – Abraham Lincoln

  115. The Fiery Trial – Eric Foner

  116. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory – David W. Blight

  117. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America – Allen C. Guelzo

  118. Class Conflict, Slavery, and the United States Constitution – Staughton Lynd

  119. From Slavery to Freedom – John Hope Franklin

  120. Slavery in the New World – Laura Foner

  121. The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution – David O. Stewart

  122. River of Dark Dreams – Walter Johnson

  123. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism – Edward E. Baptist

  124. Slavery and the Making of America – James Oliver Horton

  125. Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities – Craig Steven Wilder

  126. Empire of Cotton: A Global History – Sven Beckert

  127. Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 – James Oakes