Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery / Edition 1

Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery / Edition 1

by Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WGBH Series Research Team
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0156008548

ISBN-13: 9780156008549

Pub. Date: 11/11/1999

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


A riveting narrative history of America, from the 1607 landing in Jamestown to the brink of the Civil War, Africans in America tells the shared history of Africans and Europeans as seen through the lens of slavery. It is told from the point of view of the Africans who arrived in shackles and endured the terrible dichotomy of this new land founded on the ideal of

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A riveting narrative history of America, from the 1607 landing in Jamestown to the brink of the Civil War, Africans in America tells the shared history of Africans and Europeans as seen through the lens of slavery. It is told from the point of view of the Africans who arrived in shackles and endured the terrible dichotomy of this new land founded on the ideal of liberty but dedicated to the perpetuation of slavery. Meticulously researched, this book weaves together the experiences of the colonists, slaves, free and fugitive blacks, and abolitionists to present an utterly original document, a startling and moving drama of the effects of slavery and racism on our conflicted national identity. The result transcends history as we were taught it and transforms the way we see our past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156008549
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/11/1999
Series:
Harvest Book Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,250,449
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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