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A Slave Family - HC
A Slave Family - HC
A Slave Family - HC
9780778707462 | In Stock
A Slave Family helps bring to life the many struggles slaves faced during the colonial period, while also celebrating the strength found in family ties. Photos and illustrations accompany clear, engaging text that offers a glimpse into the personal relationships and daily activities that were part of slave family life. Children will learn:
• what slavery is
• how slavery became part of life in the colonies
• what daily life was like for a slave family
• how they maintained their cultural traditions from Africa
• what it was like to be a child slave and whether they received any education
• what kind of work was performed by field hands, house servants, and tradespeople
• the difficulty of keeping the family together since slaves were often sold
• what happened to slaves when they were freed

Reading Level: Gr. 3
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: N
Binding: Hardcover
Series: Colonial People
Author(s): Bobbie Kalman, Barbara Bedell

Size: 8 ½″ × 10 ¾″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 6.6
Dewey: 973
Lexile: Not Available at this time.
Copyright: 2003

A Slave Family

"...Tightly written texts offer balanced presentations, detailing various aspects of being a Colonial woman in a patriarchal society and the conditions that slaves endured in both the southern and northern colonies. Insightful comparisons of rural versus urban life enlighten and inform readers. Photographs of reenactors from Colonial Williamsburg and Old Salem and historical paintings from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and other collections enrich the texts. Of special interest are the biographical sketches of notable people..." —School Library Journal, 01/04