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Slaves on a Southern Plantation

Slaves on a Southern Plantation

For more than 150 years, starting before 1700, people from Africa and their descendants were forced to work as slaves on large plantations in the American South.  They worked long days for no pay and without a say in their own lives.  They endured cruel punishments, poor food, shabby clothes, and ramshackle housing.  Plantation slaves suffered many hardships—yet they fought not only to survive but also to preserve their humanity.

Daily Life series
KidHaven Press
Ages 8 up
ISBN 0-7377-1827-7

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“The author’s liberal use of quotations from former slaves lends a stark poignancy to the text. . . .a well-researched, remarkable book.  This should be the title of choice for young readers wanting to learn more about one of America’s greatest injustices.”
—Children’s Literature

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