The Resource Slavery and the making of America, James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton

Slavery and the making of America, James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton

Label
Slavery and the making of America
Title
Slavery and the making of America
Statement of responsibility
James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The history of slavery is central to understanding the history of the United States. Slavery and the Making of America offers a richly illustrated, vividly written history that illuminates the human side of this inhumane institution, presenting it largely through stories of the slaves themselves. Readers will discover a wide ranging and sharply nuanced look at American slavery, from the first Africans brought to British colonies in the early seventeenth century to the end of Reconstruction. The authors document the horrors of slavery, particularly in the deep South, and describe the valiant struggles to escape bondage, from dramatic tales of slaves such as William and Ellen Craft to Dred Scott's doomed attempt to win his freedom through the Supreme Court. We see how slavery set our nation on the road of violence, from bloody riots that broke out in American cities over fugitive slaves, to the cataclysm of the Civil War. Along the way, readers meet such individuals as "Black Sam" Fraunces, a West Indian mulatto who owned the Queen's Head Tavern in New York City, a key meeting place for revolutionaries in the 1760s and 1770s. Indeed, the book is filled with stories of remarkable African Americans, from Sergeant William H. Carney, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery at the crucial assault on Fort Wagner during the Civil War, to Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, a former slave who led freed African Americans to a new life on the American frontier. With more than one hundred illustrations, Slavery and the Making of America is a gripping account of the struggles of African Americans against the iniquity of slavery
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.H73 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Slavery and the making of America, James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-248) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The African roots of Colonial America -- Slavery: from the revolution to the cotton kingdom -- Westward expansion, antislavery, and resistance -- Troublesome property: the many forms of slave resistance -- A hard-won freedom: from Civil War contraband to emancipation -- Creating freedom during and after the war
Control code
ocm79256916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429440288
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36395390
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)79256916
  • ebscoaca1429440287
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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