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To Be A Slave

Lester, Julius (Book - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
To Be A Slave
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A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
Authors: Lester, Julius
Statement of Responsibility: Julius Lester ; paintings by Tom Feelings
Title: To be a slave
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2000
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Notes: "A Newbery Honor Book"--Cover
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-160)
Contents: To be a slave
The auction block
The plantation
Resistance to slavery I
Resistance to slavery II
Emancipation
After Emancipation
Summary: A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
Subject Headings: Slaves United States Quotations Slaves United States Social conditions Slaves United States Biography
Topical Term: Slaves
Slaves
Slaves
Additional Contributors: Feelings, Tom
ISBN: 0141310014
9780141310015
Branch Call Number: J 326.09 L
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Aug 23, 2014
  • robhoma rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

To Be A Slave by Julius Lester is a short book using the words of slaves and former slaves to describe the life of human bondage.

The portrayal of slavery in To Be A Slave is accurate and may illuminate. Some of the extracts from Twelve years a Slave made me want to read the slave narrative by Solomon Northup, and that book turned out to be fantastic.

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