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American Slavery: History in an Hour

American Slavery: History in an Hour

From the first slaves arriving in Jamestown in 1619, the cotton fields in the Southern States and shipbuilding in New England, to the slaves who laid down their lives in war so that Americans could be free, American Slavery in an Hour covers the breadth of the subject without sacrificing important historical and cultural details.

An important and dark time in Black – and American – history, American Slavery in an Hour will explain the key facts and give you a clear overview of this much discussed period of history, as well as its legacy in modern America.

The New World

The Middle Passage – the Atlantic Slave Trade

The Human Cargo

Welcome to the New World

Non-Existent Rights

The Abolitionists

The Concept of Freedom

The Educated Slave

The Beginning of the End

North v. South

‘Manifest Destiny’

Uncle Tom

John Brown

Abraham Lincoln


The American Civil War

The End of Slavery in the US

Appendix 1: Key Players

Appendix 2: Timeline of American Slavery

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