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Title:
The Emancipation Proclamation
ISBN:
9780756502096
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Compass Point Books, c2002.
Physical Description:
48 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents:
The dream freedom -- A very long day -- The news spreads far and wide -- The long road to freedom -- A house divided -- A sign of things to come -- "No good times till I was free" -- More steps on the freedom trail.
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Summary:
Looks at the political and moral issues that caused President Lincoln to issue the 1863 document that freed many slaves, and at the immediate and long-term consequences of his action.
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Looks at the political and moral issues that caused President Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, the 1863 document that freed many slaves, and at the immediate and long-term consequences of his action.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8 Accessible texts, each with 9 or 10 short chapters, are packed with information, and include some details that will be new to students. For example, in Emancipation, mention of Lincoln's meticulous attention to detail and his insistence on a minor change in the document hours before its delivery provide fascinating insight into the significance of the Proclamation and the nature of the president. In addition, photographs of several former slaves along with a discussion of their lives after emancipation are provided. The information and inviting layouts will capture the interest of report writers and may even draw in reluctant researchers. Each volume is primarily illustrated with captioned color reproductions, but there are also black-and-white and color photographs and archival maps. These titles are more visually appealing and contain more facts than Brendan January's The Emancipation Proclamation (1997) and Gail Sakurai's The Louisiana Purchase (1998, both Children's). However, for depth of material and illustrations, Rhoda Blumberg's What's the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon and the Louisiana Purchase (National Geographic, 1998) would be the preferred choice on that topic. -Dona J. Helmer, College Gate School Library, Anchorage, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

A Dream of Freedomp. 4
The Long Roadp. 8
A House Dividedp. 14
New Year's Dayp. 16
Celebration!p. 22
A Powerful Messagep. 26
"Till I Was Free"p. 29
Farther Along the Roadp. 34
"Free at Last!"p. 37
Glossaryp. 42
Did You Know?p. 43
Important Datesp. 44
Important Peoplep. 45
Want to Know More?p. 46
Indexp. 48