Freedom's Promise: The Thirteenth Amendment and Its Legacy, 1st Edition

  • Duchess Harris
  • Samantha S. Bell
  • Published By: Core Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532172044
  • ISBN-13: 9781532172045
  • DDC: 325.260973
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The Thirteenth Amendment was passed after the end of American Civil War. It was meant to abolish slavery, but there was a loophole. The amendment allowed slavery as a form of criminal punishment. This book explores the link between the amendment and the mass incarceration of African Americans today. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
A Letter from Duchess.
1: A Nation Divided.
2: The Emancipation Proclamation.
3: The Fight in Congress.
4: The Loophole.
5: The War on Crime.
Fast Facts.
Stop and Think.
Online Resources.
Learn More.
About the Authors.