Crown Books for Young Readers Slavery and the African American Story
Crown Books for Young Readers Slavery and the African American Story

Slavery and the African American Story

By Patricia Williams Dockery


Publication Date: September 12, 2023

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Ages 10 And Up, Grades 5 And Up

Until now, you've only heard one side of the story: how slavery began, and how America split itself in two to end it. Here's the true story of America from the African American perspective.

From the moment Africans were first brought to the shores of the United States, they had a hand in shaping the country. Their labor created a strong economy, built our halls of government, and defined American society in profound ways. And though the Emancipation Proclamation wasn't signed until 300 years after the first Africans arrived, the fight for freedom started the moment they set foot on American soil. 

This book contains the true narrative of the first 300 years of Africans in America: the struggles, the heroes, and the untold stories that are left out of textbooks. If you want to learn the truth about African American history in this country, start here.

Series Overview: A middle grade history series which gives an unflinching account of America’s history while celebrating underrepresented heroes and achievements. Each book tells the story of America from the perspective of a marginalized community within it, and will align with curriculum topics.

About the Author

Dr. Patricia Williams Dockery is a cultural anthropologist whose focus areas include Pan African religious identity, Black feminist theory, and representations of Black life in popular culture. She earned a BA in English from Fisk University, a MALS from Dartmouth College, and a PhD. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before joining The College of Charleston, she was a faculty member at Roosevelt University and a consultant for The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

Author Residence: Charleston, SC

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 272 pages

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: September 12, 2023

ISBN: 9780593480465

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