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Understanding Primary Sources: Slavery, Freedom and Abolition

107 pages1 hour


Drawn from Gale’s acclaimed Reference Library products, this concise study guide helps you explore central ideas of primary sources in their historical context. Profiles of the authors and surrounding events; timelines and images; engaging research, discussion and activity ideas; “Did you know?” facts; and additional features make this guide valuable for students and lifelong learners. Primary sources covered: excerpt from Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe); excerpt from “The American Apocalypse” (Frederick Douglass); A Black Soldier’s Letter to President Abraham Lincoln (James Henry Gooding); excerpt from “I Claim the Rights of a Man” (Henry McNeal Turner); and excerpt from Thirty Years a Slave (Louis Hughes).

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