The story of slavery and abolition in United States history
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
ContentsA 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.
|Series||In United States history.|
-- United States
-- 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
Originally published as: Slavery and abolition in American history. Berkeley Heights, N.J. : Enslow Publishers, 1999.
96 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.