Tag Archives: American Slavery

Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates (1950)

At-mun-shi is a young, magnificent African prince until he’s captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts and renamed Amos.  Amos survives the inhumane voyage to America and is eventually sold like a piece of meat to the highest bidder.  … Continue reading

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1852)

“So you are the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.” According to her son, this is what President Abraham Lincoln said upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe for the first time in 1862.  This classic is extremely … Continue reading

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