Traveling the Freedom Road
Told through unforgettable first-person accounts from slave narratives, journals, diaries, and other sources - much of it never before published for young people. This book is an overview of the antebellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1800 to 1877.
Published February 1, 2009. Hardcover. 128 pages
Origin: United States
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