Cover image for A slave family
Title:
A slave family
Author:
Kalman, Bobbie.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Crabtree Pub., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
32 pages ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Introduces the personal relationships and daily activities that were part of the family life of slaves in colonial America.
Language:
English
Contents:
Slave families -- What is slavery? -- Slavery in the colonies -- Sharing the load -- Marriage and children -- Childhood -- Education for slaves -- Field hands -- House servants -- Trade workers -- Culture from Africa -- Highs and lows -- Freedom -- Quasheba's story.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.6 1.0 64343.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780778707462

9780778707929
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...
Searching...
E443 .K35 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

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.


Author Notes

Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-These titles describe the lives of women and slave families from the early 1600s until the Revolutionary War. 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 such as Anne Bradstreet, poet, and Margaret Brent, first female Colonial lawyer, in Colonial Women; and Phillis Wheatley, African poet, in Slave Family. Unfortunately, the omission of bibliographic sources lessens the value of the texts.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Quasheba's family
Slavery in the colonies
Slave families
Marriage and children
Helping one another
The lives of slave children
The education of slaves
Field hands
House servants
Tradespeople
Culture from Africa
The cost of freedom