Slavery in America: How Slaves Built America, 1st Edition

  • Duchess Harris
  • Tom Streissguth
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532172494
  • ISBN-13: 9781532172496
  • DDC: 306.362097
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This book delves into the history of how slave labor helped build the US economy and many historic structures, as well as how people benefited in different ways from the practice of slavery. Features include a timeline, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What Slavery Built.
2: Charleston.
3: Compromises with Slavery.
4: Slavery, Trade, and Politics.
5: The Cotton Economy.
6: Making a Breadbasket.
7: The Civil War and Its Aftermath.
8: Reconstruction and Modern America.
9: Enduring Racism.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Authors.