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

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

Label
Slavery and the making of America
Title
Slavery and the making of America
Statement of responsibility
James Oliver Horton and Lois Horton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The history of slavery is central to understanding the history of the United States. Slavery and the Making of America offers an illustrated 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 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.H73 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Slavery and the making of America, James Oliver Horton and Lois Horton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index
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Contents
1. The African roots of colonial America -- 2. Slavery : from the Revolution to the cotton kingdom -- 3. Westward expansion, antislavery, and resistance -- 4. Troublesome property : the many forms of slave resistance -- 5. A hard-won freedom : from civil war contraband to emancipation -- 6. Creating freedom during and after the war
Control code
000025880453
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780195179033
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004013617
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.b20838724
System control number
  • 25880453dw
  • (OCoLC)55665325

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
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