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The Cornerstones of Freedom series will introduce elementary-age students to the institutions and events that have shaped the United States, from the country's beginning to the current day.
African Americans in the Thirteen Colonies covers the arrival of the first African slaves to North America, the hardships and slave labor they were forced to perform for nearly 250 years, the difficulties African Americans continue to face today, and more, through easy-to-understand chapters filled with photographs and interesting sidebars.
These non-fiction books will help students learn to draw information from informational texts; each book features a table of contents, chapters, sidebars, an original map showing people and events, a "setting the scene" spread, "the story continues" closing, "influential individuals" list, timeline, and list of primary sources.
64 pages with index and glossary, softcover. 6.2" x 9". Grades 4-6 / Ages 9-11.
|Title: African Americans in the Thirteen Colonies|
By: Michael Burgan
Vendor: Children's Press
Publication Date: 2013
Weight: 5 ounces
Series: Cornerstones of Freedom
Stock No: WW219584
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Even before the first glorious ring of the Liberty Bell, America was a land of freedom and promise. The Cornerstones of Freedom series explores what inspires people from all over the world to start life anew here, endure the economic and social upheavals, and defend the land and rights that are unique to the United States of America.
In 1619, the first recorded African slaves arrived on the shores of the English colony of Jamestown in North America.