Diary of Charlotte Forten: A Free Black Girl Before the Civil War (First Person Histories)

Diary of Charlotte Forten: A Free Black Girl Before the Civil War (First Person Histories)

# 050340

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Item #: 050340
ISBN: 9781476551395
Grades: 3-6

Product Description:

Within this book the reader will note the diary of a free black girl kidnapped from her African home and adopted by a white family living in the north. Have an imaginary visit with Charlotte and learn about the abolition movement, segregation, and Anthony Burns and the Fugitive Slave Act. ~Judy

Publisher Description:

As a free African American living in the North in the 1800s, Charlotte Forten was luckier than most African Americans of her time. But she still faced segregation, limited opportunities, and the sharp barbs of racism. Through it all, Charlotte wrote down her experiences in a diary. Read her story, and learn about the pre Civil War days from someone who lived it.

Category Description for First Person History Series:

Learn about significant events and times in US history through firsthand accounts told through diary entries of children who lived during the era. This collection would be a marvelous supplemental add on to an early American history curriculum. Because these books regularly feature the actual words or diary entries of period writers, there are occasional interesting misspellings, most with pronunciations included that help to paint the flavor of the era and create a feeling of genuineness to the author. Photos, vocabulary words, a glossary, timelines, and questions for critical thinking are options included in these interesting books. The pictures are colorful and representative of the era. ~Judy

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Capstone Press
0.25 (lbs.)
8.75" x 7.5" x 0.12"
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