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Author Barr, Gary E., 1951-

Title Slavery in the United States / Gary E. Barr.

Published Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson TB  973.7 BARR    AVAILABLE
Physical description 56 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 25 cm.
Series Witness to history.
Witness to history (Heinemann Library (Firm))
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references : page 55.
Contents How do we know? -- What is slavery? -- Slavery begins in English America -- Capture and transport of slaves -- A slave auction -- Masters and Overseers -- Work -- Women and children -- Food, clothing, and shelter -- Slave families -- The community -- Time off from work -- Government debate and policy -- Southern attitudes and the defense of slavery -- Northern attitudes -- Resistance and rebellion -- John Brown and Dred Scott -- Liberia -- The Underground Railroad -- Abolitionist writers -- African-American soldiers in the Civil War -- Freed slaves -- What have we learned from slavery? -- Timeline.
Summary Uses primary source materials to study the institution of slavery in the United States and its role in the Civil War.
Subject Slavery -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 1403445702 (hardcover)
1403445788 (paperback)