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The Struggle against Slavery : A History in Documents - David Waldstreicher

The Struggle against Slavery

A History in Documents

Hardcover

Published: 1st December 2001
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
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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.

"This is a book we've been waiting for, for a long time....Outstanding....Well annotated with wonderful black and white reproductions of art....Children will be fascinated with the letters reproduced...they give a very now feeling to history."--Teaching K-8 "This excellent series entry brings together hundreds of primary documents to tell the history of slavery....The illustrations are carefully chosen to match the text and add a great deal to readers' understanding....A valuable resource for students and for teachers."--School Library Journal "Each entry is placed in context with a good introduction. Well-captioned reproductions of period documents, photos, engravings, posters, prints, and other artifacts appear throughout the book. With the increasing emphasis on students' learning to interpret primary sources for historical research, this will be a useful addition to many library collections."--Booklist "Each entry is placed in context with a good introduction. Well-captioned reproductions of period documents, photos, engravings, posters, prints, and other artifacts appear throughout the book. With the increasing emphasis on students' learning to interpret primary sources for historical research, this will be a useful addition to many library collections."--Booklist "This excellent series entry brings together hundreds of primary documents to tell the history of slavery....The illustrations are carefully chosen to match the text and add a great deal to readers' understanding....A valuable resource for students and for teachers."--School Library Journal "This is a book we've been waiting for, for a long time....Outstanding....Well annotated with wonderful black and white reproductions of art....Children will be fascinated with the letters reproduced...they give a very now feeling to history."--Teaching K-8

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

ISBN: 9780195108507
ISBN-10: 0195108507
Series: Pages from History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st December 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 20.96  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57