Lucent Library of Black History: Reparations for Slavery: The Fight for Compensation, 1st Edition

  • Sara Mcintosh Wooten
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534562346
  • ISBN-13: 9781534562349
  • DDC: 306.3
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The enslavement of Africans in America is one of the most shameful aspects of U.S. history. In modern times, some activist groups have called for compensation, also known as reparations, to be made to descendants of slaves. Detailing all the angles of this ongoing debate, this subject is explored through rich main text, engaging sidebars, primary sources, and annotated quotes from influential figures. Readers get a nuanced understanding of the arguments both for and against reparations for slavery, enhancing what they learn in their social studies classes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Setting the Scene: A Timeline.
Introduction: Slavery's Effect on America.
1: Defining Slavery Reparations.
2: First Attempts at Reparations.
3: Reparations from the 1960s to Today.
4: The Reality of Reparations.
5: The Controversy Over Reparations.
For More Information.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.