Links to Resources : Beginning of Slavery in America Map Free vs. Slave States Map of Slave Populations Underground Railroad Slave Narratives Slavery Photographs Timeline of African American History. Henry’s Freedom Box.
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Beginning of Slavery in America
Map Free vs. Slave States
Map of Slave Populations
Timeline of African American HistoryHenry’s Freedom Box
Objective: Students will examine and contrast the Northern States and the Southern States involvement in and issues with slavery before the Civil War.
Book Summary: The life of Henry “Box” Brown is told in this story. He was born a slave a lost everyone he loved during slave trades. He decided to mail himself in a box to the North so he could be free.
Setting: America in the Mid-1800’s. Starting in the South and traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Author: Ellen Levine
Illustrator: Kadir Nelson
Henry’s Freedom Box
New York, Scholastic Press 2007
Rachel Webster-Winthrop University- October 2010
Photo from: http://loc.gov/pictures/item/98504563/
Photo from: http://loc.gov/pictures/item/2004665363/
Photos from: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?rbaapcbib:2:./temp/~ammem_iInc::
Link from LOC: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/lomax:@field(DOCID+st0012)