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

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

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

  6. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom-David Blight

  7. James Brooks

  8. Vincent Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. W. Marvin Dulaney

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

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

  19. Drew Gilpin Faust

  20. Sheila Flemming-Hunter

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

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

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

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

  25. Craig Thompson Friend

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

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

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

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

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

  31. Darlene Clark Hine

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

  33. Black Americans in the Revolutionary Era-Woody Holton

  34. Hasan Kwame Jeffries

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

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

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

  38. Jessica Marie Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  46. Lerone A. Martin

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

  48. Marie Basile McDaniel

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

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

  51. Alisea W. McLeod

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

  53. Celia E. Naylor

  54. Tamika Nunley

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

  56. Van E. Gosse

  57. Scott Hancock

  58. Steve Peraza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  66. Claudio Saunt

  67. Martha Saxton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  75. Monica M. Tetzlaff

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

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

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

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

  80. Judith Weisenfeld

  81. Derrick E. White

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

  83. Nicolas P. Wood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  97. Alienable Rights – Barry Sanders

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

  99. How the States Got Their Shapes – Mark Stein

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

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

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

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

  104. The Fiery Trial – Eric Foner

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

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

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

  108. From Slavery to Freedom – John Hope Franklin

  109. Slavery in the New World – Laura Foner

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

  111. River of Dark Dreams – Walter Johnson

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

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

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

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

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