Abolition of Slavery: Fighting for a Free America

Abolition of Slavery: Fighting for a Free America

by Suzanne Cloud Tapper




After the events of the American Revolution, the United States became a symbol of freedom. Yet freedom was denied to countless men, women, and children who suffered in slavery. It was this injustice that a group of people called abolitionists-both men and women, black and white-took upon themselves to fight. The Abolition of Slavery: Fighting for a Free America tells the story of the fight against this cruel institution. From the early days of the slave trade to the turmoil of the Civil War, author Suzanne Cloud Tapper describes the abolitionists who risked all for their cause.

About the Author:
Suzanne Cloud Tapper teaches courses at Temple University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766026056
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Series: The American Saga Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 9.52(w) x 6.59(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

Table of Contents

The Death of Elijah Lovejoy     7
Early American Abolitionists     18
American Attitudes Toward Slavery     31
The Abolitionists     44
Antislavery Views in Print     62
The Underground Railroad     71
A Long Fight     85
Timeline     103
Chapter Notes     107
Glossary     121
Further Reading     123
Internet Addresses     125
Index     127

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