Marymount has a school membership in the New York Society Library, located at 53 East 79th Street. To borrow a particular book, contact Ms. Jones.
Featured Books in the Upper School Library
American Antislavery Writings by James G. Basker (Editor)
Call Number: 306.3 AME
America antislavery writings spanning nearly two centuries beginning in colonial times.
Black Trials by Mark S. Weiner
Call Number: 342.7308 WE
Chronicles 14 legal cases in American history involving African-Americans and equal rights and includes such cases as the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson, the hanging of abolitionist John Brown in 1859, the Dred Scott case in 1857,
Amazing Grace by James G. Basker (Editor)
Call Number: 821.008 AM
An anthology of poems about slavery, written between 1660 and 1810, featuring over four hundred poems and excerpts from longer works by more than 250 poets from America, Britain, and around the Atlantic, including women, African and African-American, and canonical writers.
Slavery in America by Dorothy Schneider; Carl J. Schneider
Call Number: 973.0496 SC
Traces the history of slavery in the United States from colonial times to the Civil War, examining many aspects related to slavery, including African slave catchers, trade routes, slave auctions, life and labor on a plantation, escape attempts and insurrections, the Civil War, and the emancipation.
Black Pioneers by William Loren Katz
Call Number: 977 KA
African American pioneers and freedom fighters in the Midwest, including Sara Jane Woodson, Peter Clark, and Dred Scott.
Coming for to Carry Me Home by Michael J. Martinez
Call Number: 305.8 MAR
Examines the history of the politics surrounding U.S. race relations during the half century between the rise of the abolitionist movement in the 1830s and the dawn of the Jim Crow era in the 1880s.