The Impact of Slavery in America explores the present-day repercussions of slavery on US society, including in housing, education, health care, and the justice system. Features include a timeline, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Fighting to be free
The long road toward equality
Issues in entertainment
Education: separate and unequal
Where is home?
Policing, profiling, and prison
Where we are and where we're going.
"Though it opens with a Louisiana slave revolt in 1811, this volume primarily looks at the legacy of slavery in America since the Civil War: prejudiced assumptions, discriminatory practices, unjust laws, and violence against African Americans. Citing many examples, Harris reviews the history of racism (sometimes deliberate, sometimes unintentional) and its role in the attitudes of white Americans over the last 155 years, despite strides made during the civil rights era and, decades later, the election of a Black president. Archival photos, paintings, and prints illustrate the text, along with color photos of contemporary people and events. Frequent sidebars focus on particular events and issues in African American history. From the Slavery in America series (4 titles), this well-reasoned historical account discusses the roots and the persistence of racial prejudice.--Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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