A DIFFERENT TIME ... A DIFFERENT PLACE ... WHAT IF YOU WERE THERE? Can a person be "owned" like a cow or a chair? This cannot happen in America today. But once, long ago, millions of men, women, and children were bought and sold like goods. They had to do anything that their owner wanted them to do. They were slaves. Where did the slaves come from? Where did they live in America? What were their houses like? What kind of work did they do? This book tells about the hard life that a slave faced, and how slaves found ways to overcome some of their hardships. It tells how the cruel system of slavery began - and how it ended.
This books tells the exciting story of how women worked to get the rights that all American women have today.
The history of the Hopi--which means "wise and beautiful people"--is explored through a series of questions and answers, such as "Would you live in a teepee?" and "What did girls have to learn?"
The Indians who lived along the northern Pacific coast were different from any other Native Americans. They were fishermen, wood carvers, and builders of totem poles; they were a hierarchical society with noblemen, commoners, and slaves in which material wealth was greatly admired and sought after.What was it like to be a child among Haida, Makah, Tlingit, or other coastal groups? What kind of house would you live in? What kind of clothes would you wear? What work would you do if you were a girl, or if you were a boy? Would you go on a Spirit Quest? These and dozens of other questions are answered in this informative and beautifully illustrated book.
This new addition to the popular question-and-answer history series invites readers to step back in time to what it was like growing up 100 years ago on the Great Plains of America.
Written from a child's perspective, this book answers the questions of what it may have been like to have been at the First Thanksgiving celebration, where nearly half of the 52 Pilgrims were 16-years-old and younger. It also answers questions about life in the new settlement of Plymouth, about the native people, and more.
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