If You Lived When There Was Slavery in America

If You Lived When There Was Slavery in America

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by Anne Kamma, Pamela Johnson
     
 

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This 24th book in the highly-regarded series explores an important aspect of America history often overlooked in textbooks.

It is hard to imagine that, once, a person in America could be "owned" by another person. But from the time the colonies were settled in the 1600s until the end of the Civil War in 1865, millions of black people were bought and sold like

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This 24th book in the highly-regarded series explores an important aspect of America history often overlooked in textbooks.

It is hard to imagine that, once, a person in America could be "owned" by another person. But from the time the colonies were settled in the 1600s until the end of the Civil War in 1865, millions of black people were bought and sold like goods.
Where did the slaves come from? Where did they live when they were brought to this country? What kind of work did they do? With compassion and respect for the enslaved, this book answers questions children might have about this dismal era in American history.

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Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
If you lived in America when there was slavery, you would have a lot of questions. Some of these might include, what was life like as a slave, where did the slaves come from, why did slavery start, where did slaves live, what about education, what about freedom, and how did slavery end? Using a conversational tone and a question and answer format, the author draws readers back in time by answering these and many other practical questions in an honest and informative way. The timeless information provided, from start to finish, is very useful and descriptive, and is presented in an age-appropriate manner. Additionally, this new and updated version includes colorful illustrations and a resource page at the end of the book listing a number of museums and websites that can be visited for more information. Overall, this a great resource book that children will enjoy and gain much from.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439567060
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Series:
If You.
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
145,727
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.16(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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If You Lived When There Was Slavery In America (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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