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Civil Rights Stories: Slavery Catherine Chambers

Civil Rights Stories: Slavery By Catherine Chambers

Civil Rights Stories: Slavery by Catherine Chambers

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An introductory book on the powerful topic of slavery and the impact that it has on our lives today

Civil Rights Stories: Slavery Summary

Civil Rights Stories: Slavery by Catherine Chambers

This book explains civil rights and the history of slavery in an accessible way for younger readers.

The book includes a foreword by Arike Oke, who is the Managing Director of Black Cultural Archives in Brixton, London.

A chronological selection of key civil rights moments and movements in the story of slavery is explained in a child-friendly way. This book examines some of the history of how and why millions of people were enslaved. It looks at historical examples, such as the Vikings and the Silk Road trade routes. It explores the topic of the Atlantic slave trade and the underground railroad, along with modern examples of the slave trade today in farming, fishing and manufacturing.

Prominent civil rights campaigners and figures are featured and a timeline helps readers to see at a glance how the fight to end slavery has evolved over time. Sensitive illustrations illuminate the text and help readers to understand some of the harder concepts. Death and violence are mentioned, but are wholly in context and are written about in a non-alarmist way with the age of the reader very much in mind.

The Civil Rights Stories series is a vital resource for younger readers aged 7+ who are being introduced to these topics, are interested in anti-racism or are studying these topics in school.

Titles in this series:
Human Rights
LGBTQ+ Rights
Racial Equality
Refugees and Homelands
Women's Rights and Suffrage

About Catherine Chambers

Catherine Chambers (Author)
Catherine Chambers is an experienced writer of information books for children and young adults. She has a degree in African History and Swahili from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and has written titles on the history of Africa, colonialism, belief systems, and myths and legends. She was born in Australia, was educated in England, and has lived in northern Nigeria and Portugal.

Toby Newsome (Illustrator)
Toby Newsome is an award-winning illustrator working in Cape Town, South Africa. He has worked for some of the leading publishers and advertising agencies in South Africa and abroad. His book, Grandma's List written by Portia Dery and published by African Bureau won the 2018 Children's Africana Book Award in the USA.

Table of Contents

  • 1: What is slavery?
  • 1: Slavery along the Silk Road
  • 1: Spartacus and freedom
  • 1: Raiding and enslaving
  • 1: Millions of slaves
  • 1: Torn apart
  • 1: Fighting back
  • 1: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
  • 1: Hardship after 'freedom'
  • 1: Human trafficking
  • 1: Slavery all around us
  • 1: Slavery at sea
  • 1: We can all help
  • 1: Slavery timeline
  • 1: Glossary and further information
  • 1: Index

Additional information

Civil Rights Stories: Slavery by Catherine Chambers
Hachette Children's Group
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