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Slavery in America

Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, 2012.
Physical Description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
850 L Lexile


Material Type
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Book J 306.362 BLA 0 1
Book J 306.362 BLA 1 1
Book J 306.362 BLA 1 1
Book J 306.362 BLA 1 1

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A True Book-The Civil War

From the crack of the musket to the music of the fife and drum, the sounds and sights of the Civil War come alive in these books about the bloodiest battles and darkest days in our nation's history. Whether you're a history buff or reading about the Civil War for the first time, these books will enthrall you with tales of the battles, people, and causes of this era.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-These volumes provide a simplified overview of the circumstances and people surrounding the Civil War. The print is large and the books have plenty of white space and at least one illustration or photo on every page. Slavery has the best writing; teachers may appreciate Confederate States of America since few books at this level solely address this topic. There is overlap in both text and pictures (the same map showing the Confederate and Union States appears in the three Benoit books), and there is some concern with layout. Some illustrations have an additional caption in larger print with an arrow pointing to the picture, but it is often ill placed and unnecessary (the arrow on the cover of Civil War is pointing to a fence but the caption discusses guns). Civil War has several errors, including a mistake in the numbering of the chapters on the contents page. In addition, the book states, "The idea of nullification was developed by." but nowhere does it define nullification-readers have to go to Confederate States to find it. These volumes may be helpful in a classroom setting with struggling students or report writers, but there is little in them to involve readers.-Stephanie Farnlacher, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 Slavery in the Colonies
Did all colonists have slaves?p. 7
2 The Slave Trade
How did slaves get to America?p. 12
3 The Lives of Slaves
What was it like to be owned?p. 19
The Underground Railroad
What was Harriet Tubman's role in helping slaves to freedom?p. 26
4 The Beginning of the End
Who helped the slaves and tried to end slavery?p. 29
5 The Flight to End Slavery
What role did African Americans play in the Civil War?p. 33
6 Freedom
What happened when slaves were freed?p. 39
True Statisticsp. 43
Resourcesp. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48