Paperback - This book uses primary source materials to study the institution of slavery in the United States and its role in the Civil War. Contents include: What is slavery?; Slavery begins in English America; How did they get there?; Slave auctions; Slave work; Slave women and children; Slave food, clothing, and shelter; Slave families; The slave community; Time off from work; Overseers and masters; U.S. government policy 1600s-1850s; Southern attitudes; Northern attitudes; Rebellion; Liberia; The underground railroad; Abolitionist writers; John Brown and Dredd Scott; African American soldiers in the Civil War; Freed slaves; What have we learned from slavery?
Age Range: 11 - 15