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Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts
Rebels Against Slavery American Slave Revolts
Author: Pat McKissack, Fredrick L. McKissack
ISBN-13: 9780590662598
ISBN-10: 0590662597
Publication Date: 1/1999
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Polaris
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Grade 6 Up-The McKissacks explore slave revolts and the men and women who led them, weaving a tale of courage and defiance in the face of tremendous odds. Readers learn not only about Nat Turner and Denmark Vesey, but also about Cato, Gabriel Prosser, the maroons, and the relationship between escaped slaves and Seminole Indians. The activities of abolitionists are described as well. The authors' careful research, sensitivity, and evenhanded style reveal a sad, yet inspiring story of the will to be free. Black-and-white reproductions of paintings, drawings, and documents appear throughout. A fine contribution to a growing body of literature about the African American experience.