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By Richard Worth

ISBN-10: 0816056919

ISBN-13: 9780816056910

ISBN-10: 1438103549

ISBN-13: 9781438103549

The us is really a kingdom of immigrants. Spanning the time from while the Europeans first got here to the hot global, this e-book conveys the thrill of those tales to children. It highlights the topics, humans, areas, and occasions that have been vital to every immigrant staff.

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She would lie down with me, and get me to sleep, but long before I waked she was gone. When Douglass was still a boy, his mother died. He began working for a master named Captain Anthony under the watchful eye of an overseer named Plummer, whom Douglass described as a “savage monster” who beat the slaves horribly. 47 “I have often been awakened at the dawn of day,” Douglass recalled, “by the most heart-rending shrieks of an . . aunt of mine, who he used to tie up . . ” As a child, Douglass said he regularly went hungry and suffered from the cold because his clothes were thin and he was given no blanket.

They also attacked other whites, killing 55 in all. The slaves were finally stopped by the local militia, which killed some of them. The militia was unable to capture Turner, who hid out for several weeks. Nevertheless, he was eventually captured, brought to trial, found guilty, and hanged on November 11, 1831. The rebellions of the 19th century did not achieve what the slaves set out to do. Instead, the rebellions seemed to make southerners defend slavery even more. Many southerners became more determined than ever to preserve a way of life that was built on the labor of African-American slaves.

African Americans could not even be buried in white cemeteries. African-American children were also prevented from attending the same schools as whites. Many politicians sincerely believed that African Americans were inferior to whites and that trying to educate them was a waste of time. Separate schools for African-American children were established, but the buildings were inadequate, the equipment and supplies inferior, and the teachers underqualified. Escape to the North 52 Escape to the North Higher education was also unavailable to African Americans.

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