Slavery in America

Slavery in America

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Baker & Taylor
A history of the slave trade in the United States covers slave ships and auctions, the "triangle trade," plantation life, insurrections, events leading up to the Civil War and emancipation, reactions to slavery, and profiles of slaves and abolitionists.

Book News
For readers in grades nine and older, this reference contains information on aspects of slavery, presented through essays, chronologies, and excerpts from sources such as speeches, journals, and letters. Arranged chronologically, the chapters address slavery from its origins in Africa in 1441 and follow it up to 1877 and the Reconstruction. Topics such as slave life and work, runaways and refuges, Indians as slaves and slaveholders, and black soldiers in America's wars are addressed. This revised edition has expanded chapters relating to life after slavery. It includes a new chapter on the politics and social and economic changes of the Reconstruction Era, and a new appendix containing statistics. Biographies of 155 individuals are also appended. Dorothy Schneider is a former university teacher and has a degree in English literature. Her coauthor, Carl Schneider, is a former university teacher with a degree in political science and history. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
Slavery in America tells the story of slavery in North America, including the slave trade on the west coast of Africa and the transatlantic journey to North America, slave auctions, plantation life, escape attempts and insurrections, the Civil War and eventual emancipation, and the turbulent period of Reconstruction. The authors capture the complexities and extent of slavery and document the wide differences in the ways people reacted to this terrible institution. Each chapter in Slavery in America begins with an essay that focuses on the perceptions of those living with slavery. A chronology of events follows this essay. Each chapter closes with a section of excerpts - from such sources as speeches, journals, and correspondence.

Facts on File
Praise for the previous edition:
"Typical for Facts On File publications, this is a well-researched volume that will find users from middle school and up...No other single work is quite comparable..." &151Booklist

"Informative and detailed, this reference work cover[s] many essential aspects of slavery...One of the most readable and comprehensive guides to slavery available; highly recommended for public and academic libraries."—Choice

"...will be a frequently consulted reference tool in both public and academic libraries."&151Library Journal

The history of the enslavement of African Americans in North America stretches from the beginning of European colonization to the end of the Civil War. Slavery in America recounts this history, as well as the Reconstruction period that followed, by examining, chapter by chapter, many of its aspects: the slave catchers and their coffles in Africa, the crowded slave ships, slave auctions, life and labor on plantations, escape attempts and insurrections, and the Civil War and eventual emancipation.

This edition also features a new chapter that extends coverage through Reconstruction to 1877 when the last Union troops withdrew from the South, addressing topics such as the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments; the struggle between President Andrew Johnson and the Radical Republicans over the terms of the readmission of the seceding states to the Union and the protection of the freedpeople; the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1875; and the ensuing disappointment in the hopes of the freedpeople. New photographs and maps also enhance this new edition. Hundreds of firsthand accounts—from diary entries, letters, speeches, and newspaper reports&151illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. New eyewitness testimonies include John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and many more.

In addition, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. The book also includes such critical documents as President Lincoln's Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, the American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission Final Report, the Ku Klux Klan Organization and Principles, and the Civil Rights Act of March 1, 1875, as well as 98 black-and-white photographs; capsule biographies of more than 150 key figures; 16 maps, graphs, and tables; notes; an updated bibliography; a new appendix of charts and tables; a glossary; and an index.

& Taylor

Covers slave ships and auctions, the "triangle trade," plantation life, insurrections, events leading up to the Civil War and emancipation, reactions to slavery, and profiles of slaves and abolitionists.

Publisher: New York, NY : Facts On File, Inc., c2007
ISBN: 9780816062416
Branch Call Number: 973.0496 Sch576s 2007 TEEN
Characteristics: p. cm
Additional Contributors: Schneider, Carl J.

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