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!
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
What happened when slaves were freed? 39
True Statistics 43
Important Words 46
About the Author 48