Learn what life was like If you Lived When There was Slavery in America. Short, engaging question-and-answer chapters and stylized illustrations show how hard slaves were made to work, what life was like in the quarters, how you could learn to read, the punishments given out, what passes were, what games children played, what the underground railroad was, and more. 63 pages, softcover. Grades 3-5+.
This 24th book in the highly-regarded series explores an important aspect of America history often overlooked in textbooks.
It is hard to imagine that, once, a person in America could be "owned" by another person. But from the time the colonies were settled in the 1600s until the end of the Civil War in 1865, millions of black people were bought and sold like goods.
Where did the slaves come from? Where did they live when they were brought to this country? What kind of work did they do? With compassion and respect for the enslaved, this book answers questions children might have about this dismal era in American history.