The Emancipation Proclamation

Overview

This book describes the roots of slavery in the United States, and examines the reasons why certain people and states were for it, while others were opposed to it. It also explains why President Lincoln issued the proclamation when he did, whom the proclamation freed, and whom it did not, and some of the effects it had on future events. Readers learn about the differences between northern and southern economies, how slavery became a states rights issue, how Congress struggled to maintain a balance between free ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (26) from $2.73   
  • New (10) from $4.79   
  • Used (16) from $2.73   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

This book describes the roots of slavery in the United States, and examines the reasons why certain people and states were for it, while others were opposed to it. It also explains why President Lincoln issued the proclamation when he did, whom the proclamation freed, and whom it did not, and some of the effects it had on future events. Readers learn about the differences between northern and southern economies, how slavery became a states rights issue, how Congress struggled to maintain a balance between free and slave states, and how Lincoln's election forced 11 southern states to leave the Union and hastened the beginning of the Civil War.

Includes the full text of the Proclamation, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, and portions of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
This series covers some of the most important documents in American history, providing photos of the documents along with historical photographs and images and full text for each document. The Emancipation Proclamation goes into the background of the Civil War and the abolitionist movement. Much of the text is devoted to Lincoln's decision-making processes and the reasoning that went into making the proclamation when he did. Although McComb attempts to explore the nuances involved in the ending of slavery, space constraints result in some oversimplification. Included as well are the full text of the fugitive slave act and the amendments to the Constitution dealing with civil rights. The text is very simple, and all the topics are touched upon quite briefly. With the integrated illustrations, easy text, and short format, these works, which also include books on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence, serve best as a starting point, or a quick way to find the full text of these documents. (American Documents). VOYA CODES: 4Q 3P M (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2006, National Geographic, 48p.; Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos., Ages 11 to 14.
—Teresa Copeland
Children's Literature
From the "American Documents" series published by the National Geographic Society, this edition gives the most thorough, but brief explanation of the Emancipation Proclamation for upper elementary students in recent years. Although this can often be a sensitive subject for teachers, this interesting book uses appropriate layout; extensive use of color photos, illustrations, and historical documents; as well as well-researched text to set the stage for the September 1862 event. The text goes beyond the end of the Civil War to show that the struggle for equal rights for blacks was just the beginning. The discussion of political, economic, and social events of the day provides further understanding and gives a balanced view for young readers while providing plenty of information for lively discussion. A copy of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, the Proclamation, and related amendments to the Constitution are reprinted in full. A glossary and index are included. 2006, National Geographic Society, and Ages 8 to 11.
—Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-These titles give clear and concise introductions to two important documents, providing historical context for their creation and comments on their impact throughout history including their place in our society today. The superior layout and illustrations enhance and reinforce the texts through a combination of high-quality reproductions, photographs, artwork, and biographical sidebars. Though Constitution lacks diagrams or maps to help explain some of the more confusing parts of American government, it is ultimately accessible. Pair it with Syl Sobel's more comprehensive The U.S. Constitution and You (Barron's, 2001) or use it to expand study after an introduction with David Catrow's incredible We the Kids (Dial, 2002). Proclamation fills a gap in the small lineup of titles about this important document. Both books will find primary use as research tools, but budding history buffs will undoubtedly be attracted to their glossy pages for browsing. Solid selections for collections in need of history or government resources.-Jill Heritage Maza, Conn Elementary, Raleigh, NC Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792279365
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Series: American Documents Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,194,079
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.17 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Marianne McComb is a writer and editor with over 50 children's books to her credit. A graduate of Miami University and the University of Chicago, she now lives in Bucks County, PA.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)