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Author Kamma, Anne.
Title --If you lived when there was slavery in America / by Anne Kamma ; illustrated by Pamela Johnson.
Imprint New York : Scholastic, c2004.
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Description 62 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 19 x 23 cm.
Contents How do we know what it was like to be a slave? -- Did the English use slaves when they first came to America? -- Why did slavery start in America? -- Were all slaves brought over from Africa? -- Where did American slaves live? -- What was a cabin in the Quarters like? -- Where would you sleep? -- Why did some cabins have tilted chimneys? -- What would you wear? -- What would you eat? -- How did people get extra food? -- Would you live with your father and mother? -- What if your father belonged to another slave owner? -- What would your name be? -- What happened when slaves were sold? -- When would you need a pass? -- What happened if you didn't have a pass? -- Would you go to school? -- Did some owners teach their slaves to read? -- Why weren't slaves allowed to read and write? -- Were slaves punished for knowing how to read? -- What kind of work did slaves do? -- Did slaves have to work very hard? -- Did the children have to work? -- Was there time for play? -- What games would you play? -- How did slaves help one another? -- What rule did every slave child learn? -- Were slaves allowed to get married? -- What was "jumping the broom"? -- What was the best time of the year? -- What was the first thing you'd say on Christmas Day? -- How would you find out the latest news? -- Why was corn shucking fun? -- Were any black people free? -- How could you become free? -- Could you be made a slave even if you were free? -- Was it dangerous to run away? -- What happened during the Civil War?.
Summary Slaves were bought and sold like goods in eary America, they led a hard life but found ways to overcome their hardships until slavery was abolished.
Subject Slavery -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Johnson, Pamela.
ISBN 0439567068 (pbk.)
9780439567060 (pbk.)
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