A Slave Family

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Gr 3-5-These titles describe the lives of women and slave families from the early 1600s until the Revolutionary War. Tightly written texts offer balanced presentations, detailing various aspects of being a Colonial woman in a patriarchal society and the conditions that slaves endured in both the southern and northern colonies. Insightful comparisons of rural versus urban life enlighten and inform readers. Photographs of reenactors from Colonial Williamsburg and Old Salem and historical paintings from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and other collections enrich the texts. Of special interest are the biographical sketches of notable people such as Anne Bradstreet, poet, and Margaret Brent, first female Colonial lawyer, in Colonial Women; and Phillis Wheatley, African poet, in Slave Family. Unfortunately, the omission of bibliographic sources lessens the value of the texts.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778707929
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Series: Colonial People Series
  • Edition description: ILLUSTRATE
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 10.72 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2002

    Bobbie Kalman Nonfiction Books Are the BEST!!!

    Several years ago I discovered Bobbie Kalman's nonfiction books. A Slave Family is the latest one I've purchased. All of her books have incredible photos of people living today but in the costumes of yesterday as well as illustrations of tools, garments, simple machines, homes, etc. These books should be in every Elementary and Middle School library and classroom. They are accurate and beautifully done.

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