Opponents in American History: Abolitionists and Slave Owners, 1st Edition

  • Jeremy Morlock
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1538344068
  • ISBN-13: 9781538344064
  • DDC: 306.3
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The dispute over slavery began before the founding of the United States. Abolitionists saw the ownership of one human being by another as an intolerable evil. Slave owners believed it was essential to their economy and way of life. The struggle between the two shaped the growth and government of the nation. This exciting book shares the views of key figures in their own words. Readers will learn about the many forms the debate took, from bestselling books to bloody battles. Interesting fact boxes and historical images bring the issues into clear focus for readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Created Equal.
2: Abolitionists and Slave Owners.
3: The Atlantic Slave Trade.
4: Slavery in a New Nation.
5: Early American Abolitionists.
6: The Roots of Prosperity.
7: Spirit of Insubordination.
8: Defending Slavery.
9: Slaves’ Stories.
10: The Dred Scott Decision.
11: John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry.
12: Cotton is King.
13: Civil War and Emancipation.
14: The Aftermath of Slavery.