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Title:
Fighters against American slavery
Author:
Lilley, Stephen R., 1950-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Highlights the careers of leading abolitionists including Benjamin Lundy, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, and John Brown.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.6 5.0 31338.
ISBN:
9781560060369
Format :
Book

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Highlights the careers of leading abolitionists including Benjamin Lundy, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, and John Brown.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 9^-12. Part of the History Makers series, this collective biography weaves together the history of the struggle against slavery with detailed biographies of six leading abolitionists: Benjamin Lundy, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, and John Brown. Lilley is hard on Turner and Brown for their violence; he connects the pioneer leader Lundy with Martin Luther King Jr. and the tradition of nonviolent struggle. The tight format with small type and narrow margins does not make for easy reading, but Lilley writes in a clear, direct style, and black-and-white archival prints and photographs break up the text. The subject will interest teens, for classroom research and for personal reading. The book includes chapter notes for direct quotes, a chronology, and an annotated bibliography. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10Lilley introduces readers to six key figures in the Abolition movement. The opening chapter traces slavery from the early colonists attempts to enslave Native Americans through the near extinction of the institution prior to the invention of the cotton gin. The author then profiles the lives and work of Benjamin Lundy, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, and John Brown. This well-written book presents a broader than usual view of slavery, beyond the context of the Civil War. An epilogue brings the history up to the Civil Rights movement. The black-and-white drawings and reproductions are well chosen and, along with the many maps, greatly enhance the presentation. The suggestions for further reading and the works cited will be helpful for research. An important addition for reports, for supplementary reading, and as a curriculum resource.Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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