The story of slavery and abolition in United States history

by Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943-

Format: Print Book 2015
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 973.7 AL7
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 973.7 AL7
 
 
Summary
Prior to the end of the Civil War in 1865, many considered slavery vital to the economy of the United States, especially in the South. Most people in the North came to reject slavery for moral or political reasons. Influential Northerners spearheaded the abolition movement. In this well-researched account, author Linda Jacobs Altman explores how abolitionists used words, money, violence, or simply courage, to fight to free the slaves. Tracing the history of slavery from its origins in America through its legal end with the Thirteenth Amendment, Altman shows how abolitionists and slaves helped make the Civil War a fight not only to preserve the Union, but to make the nation free.
Contents
A thousand miles for freedom
The peculiar institution
People as property
Matters of conscience
Fighting the good fight
Traveling the freedom road
The conflict deepens
War and abolition
The legacy of slavery.

Additional Information
Series In United States history.
Subjects Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Slavery -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Abolitionists -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :2015
Other Titles Slavery and Abolition In American History
Language English
Notes Originally published as: Slavery and abolition in American history. Berkeley Heights, N.J. : Enslow Publishers, 1999.
Description 96 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780766063303
0766063305
9780766063310
0766063313
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