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From Africa to the Americas

Documenting the Past


64 Pages, 8.5 x 11.5

Formats: Paperback Picture Book

Paperback Picture Book, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $26.99)

Publication Date: June 2020

ISBN 9781842349533

Rights: US & CA

Cherrytree Books (Jun 2020)

Price: $19.99


A fresh look at history, using original documents as the starting point for discussions on slavery

Slavery from Africa to the Americas charts the history of 24 million people taken from their homes in West Africa by force, and their journey across the Atlantic Ocean to start their new lives in the Americas. It also looks at their constant fight against enslavement, as well as examining the developments in Europe and the USA that brought slavery to an end. The Documenting the Past series takes a fresh look at history by using original documents as the starting point for studying major events or periods in the past. The author draws on a wide range of sources, from diaries and letters to speeches and legal documents. Each document is set in context and fully annotated. They have been set in modern type for legibility, but photographs of some of the original documents are also shown. The books are highly illustrated with photographs, reproductions and maps

Author Biography

Christine Hatt is the author of the Dress Sense series, the History in Writing series, and the Judge for Yourself series.