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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
A New Nation
(1776-1830)

Life Stories - Slave Narratives

Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


Life Stories - Slave Narratives
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.36

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    abolition, colonial, reading, ethnic, mainly, autobiography, slavery, gain, kidnappers, freedom, slave, allow, such, available, although, since
     content words:    African Americans, Olaudah Equiano, African American, Interesting Narrative, Gustavus Vassa, Both Olaudah


Life Stories - Slave Narratives
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     We can learn a lot by reading about our ancestors. People of many ethnic groups enjoy learning about their ancestors and the countries from which they came. Whether they came from Ireland or Germany or Spain, the life stories of these immigrants make interesting reading. Americans today enjoy learning about ancestors who lived and worked in America during colonial times.
 
2     African Americans were one group of Americans who did not have access to such stories for a long time. Their ancestors, who were brought to America as slaves, often could not write and publish their life stories like immigrants from European countries did. This is why their stories were passed down mainly by word of mouth.
 
3     Olaudah Equiano was a slave in America who had the unusual opportunities to learn to read and write and also to earn money. He used the money to buy his freedom. He used his literary skills to write an autobiography that told the story of many African American ancestors. His story was one of the first slave narratives published in English. It gave people a picture of what it was like to be kidnapped into slavery, something that they hadn't read before. Although his name is not a famous one today, at the time his book was published it became a best seller. Many people were interested in reading what he had to say.

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Black History and Blacks in U.S. History
             Black History and Blacks in U.S. History


A New Nation
(1776-1830)

             A New Nation
(1776-1830)



United States
             United States


    American Government  
 
    Black History and Blacks in U.S. History  
 
    Children in History  
 
    Government Careers  
 
    Hispanic Heritage  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
 
    Immigration  
 
    National Parks and Monuments  
 
    Native Americans  
 
    Presidents of the United States  
 
    Women's History  
 


United States History
    A Nation Divided
(1840-1861)
 
 
    A New Nation
(1776-1830)
 
 
    After the Civil War
(1865-1870)
 
 
    American Revolution  
 
    Cold War
(1947-1991)
 
 
    Colonial America (1492-1776)  
 
    Lewis and Clark
(1804-1806)
 
 
    Pearl Harbor  
 
    Spanish American War (1898)  
 
    The 1890's  
 
    The 1900's  
 
    The 1910's  
 
    The 1920's  
 
    The 1930's  
 
 
    The 1940's  
 
    The 1950's  
 
    The 1960's  
 
    The 1970's  
 
    The 1980's  
 
    The 1990's  
 
    The 2000's  
 
    The Civil War
(1861-1865)
 
 
    The Great Depression
(1929-1945)
 
 
    The United States Grows
(1865-1900)
 
 
    The War of 1812  
 
    Wild, Wild West  
 
    World War I
(1914-1918)
 
 
    World War II  
 


50 States

             Fifty States Theme Unit


Document Based Activities
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