Slavery in America (American Experience (Facts on File))

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This work is the history of the enslavement of African Americans in North America stretches from the beginning of European colonization to the end of the Civil War. Slavery in America recounts this history, as well as the Reconstruction period that followed, by examining, chapter by chapter, many of its aspects: the slave catchers and their coffles in Africa, the crowded slave ships, slave auctions, life and labor on plantations, escape attempts and insurrections, and the Civil War and eventual emancipation. This edition also features a new chapter that extends coverage through Reconstruction to 1877 when the last Union troops withdrew from the South, addressing topics such as the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments; the struggle between President Andrew Johnson and the Radical Republicans over the terms of the readmission of the seceding states to the Union and the protection of the freedpeople; the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1875; and the ensuing disappointment in the hopes of the freedpeople. New photographs and maps also enhance this new edition. newspaper accounts - illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. New eyewitness testimonies include John Brown and Frederick Douglass. In addition, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. The book also includes such critical documents as President Lincoln's Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, the American Freedmen's Inquiry Commission Final Report, the Ku Klux Klan Organization and Principles, and the Civil Rights Act of March 1, 1875, as well as 97 black-and-white photographs; capsule biographies of more than 100 key figures; 16 maps, graphs, and tables; notes; an updated bibliography; a new appendix of charts and tables; a glossary; and an index.

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Typical for Facts On File publications, this is a well-researched volume that will find users from middle school and up. The Schneiders have organized this "eyewitness history" on slavery in the U.S. into 12 thematic and roughly chronological chapters, such as "West Coast of Africa," "Slave Life," "Runaways," "Argument over Slavery," and "End of Slavery."Each chapter begins with "The Historical Context," which includes an overview of the topic, followed by a "Chronicle of Events" and "Eyewitness Testimony" excerpted from letters, diaries, and old papers. Each excerpt notes the author and provides a reference to its source. Information blows away some stereotypes, clarifies slave life (for example, there are specific descriptions of poor food and medical care), and includes information on lesser-known topics such as Canadian refugee communities. The use of consistent subheadings in the "Historical Context" and "Eyewitness Testimony" sections of the chapters might have made it easier for students to connect the two, but this isn't too serious a flaw.Following the text are three appendixes, the first a 45-item list of documents (colonial, state, and U.S. acts, laws, speeches, court decisions), including Benjamin Franklin's 1790 Antislavery Petition to the U.S. Congress and Angelina Grimke's 1836 Appeal to the Christian Women of the South. Appendix B contains very short biographies of almost 200 "major personalities," including abolitionists, political figures, slaves, and other activists. The third appendix is a four-page glossary of some terms related to slavery. The "Notes" section provides brief citations for resources referenced in the text, with fuller information contained in the 25-page bibliography. An index and photographs add to the work's usefulness.No other single work is quite comparable, although there are many other descriptions of slavery, and first-person accounts are becoming more readily available both in print and on the Internet. With the current curricular emphasis on primary documents, Slavery in America will be used in most libraries. RBB
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Starred Review. Grade 6 Up—Along with a number of smaller changes, this revised edition of Slavery in America: From Colonial Times to the Civil War (2000) extends the original's scope to encompass Reconstruction, up to 1877. As before, the chapters are topical, ranging from "The West Coast of Africa: 1441–1866" to "The Argument over Slavery: 1637-1877." Each chapter opens with a lucid historical overview, followed by a detailed time line, and then by dozens of long, cogent—frequently horrifying—passages of contemporary "Eyewitness Testimony" drawn from memoirs, newspaper reports, court records, and other (specified) sources. This wealth of documentary and primary-source material continues in four appendixes filled with maps, tables, not-so-brief biographies, and extracts from official publications, all capped by a comprehensive index. Despite an unwieldy bibliography and a thin scattering of average-quality illustrations, this invaluable volume belongs in every academically oriented reference collection, easily surpassing such less comprehensive works as Thomas Streissguth's Slavery (Gale, 2001) not only in range and depth of coverage, but also in its power to deepen both casual and serious students' understanding of this definitive American experience.—John Peters, New York Public Library
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