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

  7. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom-David Blight

  8. James Brooks

  9. Vincent Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  17. W. Marvin Dulaney

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

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

  20. Drew Gilpin Faust

  21. Sheila Flemming-Hunter

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

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

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

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

  26. Craig Thompson Friend

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

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

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

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

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

  32. Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing

    by Christopher Hager 

  33. Darlene Clark Hine

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

  35. Black Americans in the Revolutionary Era-Woody Holton

  36. Hasan Kwame Jeffries

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

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

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

  40. Jessica Marie Johnson

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

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

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

  44. John Woolman and the Government of Christ: A Colonial Quaker's Vision for the British Atlantic World

    by Jon R. Kershner

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

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

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

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

  49. Lerone A. Martin

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

  51. Marie Basile McDaniel

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

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

  54. Alisea W. McLeod

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

  56. Celia E. Naylor

  57. Tamika Nunley

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

  59. Van E. Gosse

  60. Scott Hancock

  61. Steve Peraza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  69. Claudio Saunt

  70. Martha Saxton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  78. Monica M. Tetzlaff

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

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

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

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

  83. Judith Weisenfeld

  84. Derrick E. White

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

  86. Nicolas P. Wood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  100. Alienable Rights – Barry Sanders

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

  102. How the States Got Their Shapes – Mark Stein

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

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

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

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

  107. The Fiery Trial – Eric Foner

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

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

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

  111. From Slavery to Freedom – John Hope Franklin

  112. Slavery in the New World – Laura Foner

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

  114. River of Dark Dreams – Walter Johnson

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

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

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

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

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