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Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States

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The McKissacks introduce young readers to the pivotal events leading up to and including the long awaited and glorious Days of Jubilee.

For two and a half centuries African-American slaves sang about, prayed for, and waited on their long anticipated freedom -- a day of Jubilee. But freedom didn't come for slaves at the same time. DAYS OF JUBILEE chronicles the various stage
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Scholastic Press
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Jeanine Allen
Jeanine Allen

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The Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United Statesby Patricia McKissack, Fredrick McKissack and illustrated by Leo Dillon and Dianne Dillon is a book from the perspective of an African American living before, during, and after the end of slavery in the United States. The book uses letters and diaries from slaves to tell the story. There are beautiful black and white photographs scattered throughout the book. Because there wasn’t one official day that slavery e
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Heather Baucum
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McKissask, P. Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States. New York: Scholastic Press, Inc. 2003. Print.

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I would give this book over to a US History teacher who is working with students on the importance of primary documents. Sprinkled throughout the book are not only the words of Abraham Lincoln and generals, but also the real words of slaves of the time. These different perspectives of slavery and the war are important for students to see because of how history can
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Broadsnark
Meant for kids, which is probably why I'm giving it three instead of four stars. I have some small quibbles, but overall I liked it. They did a pretty good job showing what a long and complicated process emancipation really was. And there are some incredibly screwed up things I had never known about. I had no idea that children who were "orphans" - meaning no parent came to claim them - were given back to slaveholders until they were adults. So slavery lasted for some kids many years after even ...more
Angie
Days of Jubilee tells the story of the end of slavery in the United States. McKissack uses slave narratives throughout to illustrate the events of the times. She takes us through the beginnings of slavery to the emancipation of the slaves after the Civil War. There is a lot of historical detail in this book; McKissack really did her research. This is a thoughtful, well researched book that anyone can enjoy.
Ch_wesley Miller
The Days of Jubilee describes the days before and after American Slaves learned of their freedom. The authors uses slave narratives, letters, and documents to add validity to this incredible story. The book is ideal for middle school students and will provide them with a fact-filled knowledge base on the results of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Kimberly
This book focuses on the years just before, during and after the Civil War from the African-American perspective. While the text is interesting, all the pictures are in sepia making it not as interesting. Good read, but more geared to a Middle School or high school student.
Jalisa Mcdaniel
This book describes a very important even in our nation's history; the end of slavery. There are actual letters and diary entries from the slaves telling their story.
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