Books by Willene Hendrick

George and Willene Hendrick are independent scholars and researchers who together have written The Creole Mutiny: A Tale of Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship and have edited Fleeing for Freedom: Stories of the Underground Railroad, Two Slave Rebellions at Sea, a

Released: May 20, 2005

"Less fluent, but also broader, than Fergus M. Bordewich's Bound for Canaan (p. 94)."
An overview of African-American resistance to injustice from the early days of slavery to the heyday of the civil rights movement and beyond. Read full book review >
Released: April 11, 2003

"The facts might fill a scholarly article, the story could form a film or novel, the scholarship would make a compelling memoir. But there isn't enough detail for the conventional history essayed here. (24 b&w illustrations)"
Two independent scholars attempt with only moderate success to flesh out the skeletal story of an 1841 mutiny by slaves aboard a ship headed from Richmond to New Orleans. Read full book review >