Historical fiction stories about slavery

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historical fiction stories about slavery

Popular Historical Fiction Slavery Books

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Teaching Children About Slave Trade History With New Fictional Book

Popular Historical Fiction Slavery Books

Need help? Chat with us now. An African prince reared as a science experiment by a college of radical Enlightenment philosophers during the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War escapes from the college and joins the Revolutionary Army. A free year-old black girl in Connecticut is caught up in the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery when the British kill her patriot father and her mother disappears. Bought by a plantation owner, she befriends a white indentured servant and struggles to hold on to her memories in the face of hopeless and despair. Dear America. Worlds Apart Grades Kathleen Karr.

Request It. The story of a boy whose family is split by the Civil War when his brothers enlist on opposite sides. Edward, the son of a plantation owner, and his black house servant and friend, Simon, witness the siege of Petersburg. Tommy must search his conscience to decide whether he should help a Yankee soldier escape and return home. Eleven-year-old Grace decides to help Abraham Lincoln get elected by advising him to grow a beard. Joshua comes to understand the meaning of war and the fine line between friends and enemies during the Civil War. When twelve-year-old house slave Miles is caught with an open book, he is sent to the "breaking ground" as punishment.

Books shelved as historical-fiction-slavery: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, The Underground Railroad by Colson Wh.
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In the early 17th century, Dutch traders first captured Africans for forced labor in tobacco fields and planted the seeds of slavery in America. Large cotton plantations below the Maxon-Dixon line used and abused slaves sold through the Atlantic slave trade. After the bloody Civil War ended in , slavery was formally abolished in the United States. However, slavery is still practiced today with an estimated 30 million living enslaved worldwide. Even in the fiction genre, authors pull our attention and heartstrings by portraying historically accurate accounts on the reality of slavery.

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With his pursuers close behind and the moon shrouded in clouds, Barefoot must rely on the wisdom of the wild animals of the forest and swamp to guide him to the safety of the underground railroad. As a seamstress in the Big House, Clara knows she's better off than the slaves who work the fields. But slavery has separated Clara from her mother, and she can never be happy without her. Clara dreams that they will be reunited one day and run away together - north to freedom. Then Clara hears two slaves talking about how they could find the Underground Railroad if only they had a map. In a flash of inspiration, she sees how to use the cloth in her scrap bag to sew a map of the land - a freedom quilt - that no master will ever suspect is a map to freedom.


  1. William S. says:

    Many historical fiction authors have confronted our nation's cruel, inhumane past by Back-breaking work and deprivation lead to stories of triumph over great.

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