Slavery in America

Slavery in America

by Jean F. Blashfield

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When were the first slaves brought to North America?

Dutch traders brought African slaves to Jamestown in 1619.

Inside, You'll Find:

How slaves were treated by their owners ;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and how slavery was finally ended in the United States;

Surprising True facts that will shock and amaze you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531263112
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: A True BookThe Civil War
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

Table of Contents

1 Slavery in the Colonies

Did all colonists have slaves? 7

2 The Slave Trade

How did slaves get to America? 12

3 The Lives of Slaves

What was it like to be owned? 19

The Underground Railroad

What was Harriet Tubman's role in helping slaves to freedom? 26

4 The Beginning of the End

Who helped the slaves and tried to end slavery? 29

5 The Flight to End Slavery

What role did African Americans play in the Civil War? 33

6 Freedom

What happened when slaves were freed? 39

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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