Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War: 1831-1861 [NOOK Book]

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History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.
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Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War: 1831-1861

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Overview

History is dramatic -- and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes and tribulations that led to the birth of this great nation.
In Slavery and the Coming of the Civil War, the authors explain the occurrences in America during the thirty years between 1831 and 1861. This book discusses the attitudes and events that led up to and caused the Civil War in America, particularly the institution of slavery, the Abolitionist movement, and the rise of Abraham Lincoln. The text is enhanced with images of art & artifacts, maps, and photographs from the era.

Discusses attitudes and events that led up to the Civil War, particularly the institution of slavery.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Perhaps only the conquest and destruction of Native American people can compare with the horrors of the enslavement of Africans in this country. From the early seventeenth century until the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865, millions of Africans and their descendants suffered under the harsh terms of American slavery. This book details the history of slavery in America through a review of key political and institutional evolutions during the time period prior to the Civil War. Beginning with the origins of colonial slavery in seventeenth century Virginia and culminating with the secession of the southern states due to Lincoln's election, the tale of American slavery is thoroughly presented. The horrors of the Middle Passage, the harsh discipline of slaves, the surprisingly small percentage of southerners who owned slaves, and the political factors that forestalled and then led to civil war are all covered in a professional manner. Political figures such as John Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and Abraham Lincoln all cross the stage as participants in the quest to cope with the slavery issue. Similarly, good coverage is given to groups such as the Quakers, abolitionists, and writers who attempted to describe the realities of bondage. In the end it took warfare and the death of over 600,000 soldiers to put slavery to rest. This volume in "The Drama of American History" series does a fine job of tracing the pathway of one of the darkest elements in the American story.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-The Colliers emphasize political history as opposed to social or cultural events in these clearly written books. Each volume concentrates on one theme and succeeds well. Civil War takes readers through strategies, battles, and outcomes and provides an analysis of factors leading up to the war. Reconstruction begins with Appomattox and includes current and former opinions about important persons and events of the time. Slavery includes background material, much detail on everyday life, and good interpretations of the events leading up to the Civil War. Each title includes many maps and full color as well as black-and-white photos and reproductions. Excellent additions to history collections.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620645116
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/26/2012
  • Series: Drama of American History Series , #11
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 95
  • Sales rank: 750,431
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 19 MB
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