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Freedom struggle : the anti-slavery movement in America, 1830-1865
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : National Geographic, c2005.
Physical Description:
40 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Slavery, right or wrong? -- The Underground Railroad -- Slavery divides the nation -- Points of view, should slavery be abolished? -- The Path to War -- Primary sources, Uncle Tom's Cabin -- Fighting for freedom.


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Book J 973.7114 ROS 1 1

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In 1860, slavery in America was older than the country itself. At that time, nearly four million black people were slaves in the United States. Slavery's morality was rarely publicly questioned. A small but determined few began an anti-slavery movement that would eventually change the face of the nation. In taking on slavery, abolitionists fought a deeply ingrained system of slavery. Learn about the hidden force of the Underground Railroad, how slavery divided a nation, the path to war, and the experiences of determined men and women black and white, such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The early African-American struggle for equality created a starting point for a system of justice in American society - Freedom Struggle is the story.

Author Notes

The National Geographic Kid is curious about the world around them, empowered in the face of challenges and responsible for others and the natural world. Combining these principles with the international educational heritage of Collins, this partnership is a natural fit for books that are funny, weird, exploratory, educational and loved by children.

Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Period photographs, drawings, and cartoons; primary-source material; and biographical content make these introductory titles interesting and accessible. Organized chronologically, they are valuable resources for understanding the people and events in these movements, and readers will recognize the courage, energy, and determination propelling them. Clear writing presents complicated times in America's history. "In Their Own Words" sidebars personalize the events, while the graphics convey the attitudes of the times. Elaine Pascoe's The Right to Vote (1997) and Marlene Targ Brill's Let Women Vote! (1995, both Millbrook) provide more in-depth coverage. Miles Harvey's Women's Voting Rights (Children's Press, 1996) is more comparable in scope and readability, and Sarah E. De Capua's Abolitionists (Child's World, 2002) covers a broader time span.-Peg Glisson, Mendon Center Elementary School, Pittsford, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

Full of enticing reproduced photographs and illustrations, both books offer an overview of major events surrounding the right to vote. Created Equal explores the movement leading to the nineteenth amendment; Freedom Struggle describes the events leading to the pivotal thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments. The text flows easily and offers features on points of view and primary sources. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Crossroads America titles: Created Equal and Freedom Struggle.] (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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