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Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom

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Unavailable for several years, Virginia Hamilton’s award-winning companion to The People Could Fly traces the history of slavery in America in the voices and stories of those who lived it. Leo and Diane Dillon’s brilliant black-and-white illustrations echo the stories’ subtlety and power, making this book as stunning to look at as it is to read.

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Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 12th 1995 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published 1993)
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Crista
Oct 12, 2011 Crista rated it really liked it
Shelves: aa-hist-fict
This is a very interesting account of slavery in America. It begins at the first known trade, which is a year before the pilgrims, and ends with the Passing of the Civil Rights Act in 1866. What I liked about this book was that each "chapter" was the story of a person, either famous or not, and their life. The people used were sequenced so that time traveled along with their lives. Some overlapped. Some gave insight or foreshadowing into people and events to come. This is a good book because it ...more
Antona
Jul 10, 2016 Antona rated it really liked it
This book, published in 1993, is originally written to bring hidden aspects of African-American history to children. For young readers, these vignettes, broken down into three parts of history, are accessible and inviting for further research and reading in later years. It introduces events and characters that schools often miss in teaching a cursory view of black history. The resilience of black people and the actions of white abolitionists is portrayed. This is a treasure and a great addition ...more
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Aug 29, 2011 Makagbehc6 rated it liked it
This book is very interesting and also sad. From the beginning to the end of this book, it all about how the system of human slavery all came about. For those who are so curious to learn about the struggles of slavery, this book are the best want that with tell you some of the horror of slavery. It with also tell you how slavery come to the English colony of Virginia in 1619. This book also talks about how twenty of African was stolen from their homes land by slave trader, to Virginia colony in ...more
Makagbeh
Aug 29, 2011 Makagbeh rated it really liked it
This book is very interesting and also sad. From the beginning to the end of this book, it all about how the system of human slavery all came about. For those who are so curious to learn about the struggles of slavery, this book are the best want that with tell you some of the horror of slavery. It with also tell you how slavery come to the English colony of Virginia in 1619. This book also talks about how twenty of African was stolen from their homes land by slave trader, to Virginia colony in ...more
Destiny Dawn Long
The title of the book is taken from the lyrics of an old anthem called “No More Auction Block for Me.” Two verses of the song are excerpted near the end of the book, which helps to emphasize the tone of the book. The book explores multiple slave narratives, from the start of slavery in the Americas until the passage of the 13th amendment and the formation of the Freedmen's Bureau. Hamilton does an excellent job of drawing on a wide range of scholarly resources for her writing, including a large ...more
Angie Mills
Nov 03, 2007 Angie Mills rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 6th grade & up
This book is a great overview of the slave trade in America giving vignettes of different lives of slaves and how they sought freedom. Because of some of the graphic content, I recommend that this book be read by students 6th grade and up. Although an adult, I really learned a lot and am interested in reading biographies of some of these slaves' lives.
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I have always enjoyed reading about the courage and the bravery that people have had to face as they have gone through slavery. I hate that anyone has ever been treated this way and it makes me think of things that I would have done differently had it been me and my family back during this time.
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