American History: Slavery in North America, 1st Edition

  • Barbara M. Linde
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560599
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560598
  • DDC: 306.362097
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Before the Civil War, a large part of the U.S. economy was built on slave labor. Readers learn that goods could be produced and sold cheaply because the slaves were unpaid for their labor. Millions of black men, women, and children were treated as property. Although slavery has been abolished, the racism that sprang from this period still haunts America today. Accessible text, primary sources, and informative sidebars provide readers with an unvarnished look at a tragic period in Americas past.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Setting the Scene: A Timeline.
Introduction: The Slave Trade: An Ancient Practice.
1: The Beginning of the Slave Trade in North America.
2: Slavery Expands Through the Colonies.
3: Slavery in the New United States.
4: The Abolitionists.
5: Resistance and Rebellion.
6: Unrest and War.
7: Reconstruction: The Fight for Freedom Continues.
Epilogue: The Long Way Forward.
For More Information.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.