American Slavery: History in an Hour : History in an Hour

  • by Kat Smutz
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: History in an Hour
  • 1 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. From the first slaves arriving in Jamestown in 1619, the cotton fields in the Southern States, and shipbuilding in New England, to the slaves who laid down their lives in war so that Americans could be free, American Slavery in an Hour covers the breadth of the subject without sacrificing important historical and cultural details. An important and dark time in Black - and American - history, the era of American slavery is explored in American Slavery in an Hour, which will explain the key facts and give you a clear overview of this much discussed period of history, as well as its legacy in modern America. Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.…


What the Critics Say

"If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past." (Dominic Sandbrook)
"The practice of history is ever-evolving, and the History in an Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age." (Andrew Roberts, Bookseller)
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American History 101

A good book to freshen up on points of slavery, American history. Or to give to a doubting friend.
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- Leslie W. Stewart III "Personal development with American and global history and its' impact or contribution to "Our Peculiar Institute"."

Mandatory Reading

Unfortunately, we, as Americans are unable to learn from our mistakes. This is in great part to the fact that our mistakes are covered, dressed up and literally missing from the history books of our education system. It takes books such as this to help define the origins and background of the jumbled mess of today's racism. When these facts are included in US History textbooks, America can truly begin to heal, rather than continuing to put a band-aid on it.
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- Chi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited