The Struggle Against Slavery: A History in Documents

The Struggle Against Slavery: A History in Documents

by David Waldstreicher
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195108507

ISBN-13: 9780195108507

Pub. Date: 01/31/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

From slave ships to plantations to freedom, The Struggle Against Slavery traces the remarkable history of the heroic fight to end slavery, from its North American beginnings in the early 1600s to its violent demise in the mid-1800s with the Civil War. Captured in their own words from transcripts, diaries, memoirs, newspaper clippings, drawings, and other documents

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From slave ships to plantations to freedom, The Struggle Against Slavery traces the remarkable history of the heroic fight to end slavery, from its North American beginnings in the early 1600s to its violent demise in the mid-1800s with the Civil War. Captured in their own words from transcripts, diaries, memoirs, newspaper clippings, drawings, and other documents are the stories of how slaves and free blacks fought against the dehumanization of slavery by developing anti-racist arguments, creating their own institutions, physically escaping, and fighting with weapons. An exceptional social, political, and cultural history of the period, The Struggle Against Slavery is filled with stirring tales of survival and strength, bringing to life the African-American experience in early America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195108507
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2002
Series:
Pages from History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

What is a Document?
How to Read a Document
Introduction: Vanguards of Freedom

Chapter One: The Making of American Slavery

Capture and Transport
Early Resistance
Slaves' Lives in the Colonies
Rebels and Runaways

Chapter Two: The African-American Revolution

Liberty For All?
Lord Dunmore and the Promise of Freedom
The Declaration of Independence and the Question of Slavery
Revolutionary Soldiers
Equality Disputed
Revolutionary Ideals

Chapter Three: Forging Freedom and Fighting Slavery in the North

First Steps to Freedom
An End to the Slave Trade
Opponents to Colonization
Free Blacks Speak Out
Another Independence Day
The Call for Civil Rights

Chapter Four: Picture Essay: Slavery and Freedom: Dressing the Part

Chapter Five: The Continual Struggle: Southern Slaves and Masters

Private and Public Rebellion
Disobedience and Discipline
Subversion, Suffering, and Escape

Chapter Six: The Second American Revolution and the End of Slavery

Justified Rebellion
A Welcome War
Emancipation
Liberation

Timeline
Further Reading
Text Credits
Picture Credits
Index

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