Thursday, February 11, 2010



Reg Grant - Author
for ages 8 - 17 years
-information taken from the DK Canada website

Slavery is a comprehensive look at the history of an abomination. Words and images reveal the story of slavery around the world and across the centuries, focusing on slavery in the United States in the 1800s. This authoritative, heavily illustrated guide looks at the escalation of the Atlantic slave trade, the African peoples who were targeted, the lives they led as slaves in the American South, the slow growth of worldwide anti-slavery movements, abolition in the United States, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and more. Understand slavery-and how America's slave past has influenced its racial atmosphere today-with Slavery.


The amount of information contained in this book is incredible. I found myself fascinated and saddened to read about the history of slavery. The stories are heartbreaking. The things we humans can do to each other is truly appalling. 

This book is filled with pictures and diagrams and short snatches of information that make it easy for the reader to completely engage emotionally as well as intellectually. I think the information found in Slavery is vitally important to pass on. This book would make an amazing text book for school or for homeschooling families. Certainly every library should have at least one copy of Slavery. I certainly recommend this book.  

Thanks so much to DK Canada for sending me a review copy of this book.

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