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Abolition Movement (Landmarks of the American Mosaic)
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The practice of African slavery has been described as the United States's most shameful sin. Undoing this practice was a long, complex struggle that lasted centuries and ultimately drove America to a bitter civil war.
After an introduction that places the United States's form of slavery into a global, historical perspective, author T. Adams Upchurch shows how an ancient custom evolved into the American South's peculiar institution. The gripping narrative will fascinate readers, while excerpts from primary documents provide glimpses into the minds of key abolitionists and proslavery apologists. The book's glossary, annotated bibliography, and chronology will be indispensable tools for readers researching and writing papers on slavery or abolitionists, making this text ideal for high school and college-level students.
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Contrary to popular misconception, race and skin color played almost no role in the history of slavery in the world prior to the 17th century. But by the 1800s, the form of slavery practiced in the American South was based almost exclusively on race and skin color.
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