9780679879367

Many Thousand Gone

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  • ISBN13:

    9780679879367

  • ISBN10:

    0679879366

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1995-12-12
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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Summary

Unavailable for several years, Virginia Hamilton's award-winning companion toThe People Could Flytraces the history of slavery in America in the voices and stories of those who lived it. Leo and Diane Dillon's brilliant black-and-white illustrations echo the stories' subtlety and power, making this book as stunning to look at as it is to read. "There is probably no better way to convey the meaning of the institution of slavery as it existed in the United States to young readers than by using, as a text to share and discuss,Many Thousand Gone." The New York Times Book Review

Author Biography

<b>Virginia Hamilton</b>, storyteller, lecturer, and biographer, was born and raised in Yellow Springs, OH, which is said to be a station on the Underground Railroad. Her grandfather settled in the village after escaping slavery in Virginia. She was educated at Antioch College and Ohio State University and did further study in literature and the novel at the New School for Social Research. Virginia was the first African American woman to win the Newbery Award, for M.C. Higgins the Great. Since then, she has won three Newbery Honors and three Coretta Scott King Awards. In 1992, Virginia was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, which is presented every two years by the International Board on Books for Young People, in recognition of her entire body of work. Virginia writes first for the pleasure of using words a

Table of Contents

Part One SLAVERY IN AMERICA
Somersett
7(3)
Quaker Protest
10(3)
A Prince
13(7)
A Vanished Slave and His Return
20(3)
A Kidnapped Child
23(4)
Jenny Slew
27(10)
Part Two RUNNING-AWAYS
Elizabeth Freeman
37(2)
The Right of Chloe
39(3)
Advertisements
42(2)
The Gabriel Prosser Uprising
44(5)
Josiah Henson, Running-away and Guide
49(4)
A Slave
53(6)
The Nat Turner Rebellion
59(5)
Some Conductors on the Underground Railroad
64(4)
Eliza
68(3)
Isabella, Sojourner
71(6)
The Captain of the Pearl
77(3)
Solomon Northup
80(3)
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey
83(5)
The Brave Conductor
88(4)
``All Right, Sir!''
92(9)
Part Three EXODUS TO FREEDOM
Anthony Burns
101(4)
A Mother's Despair
105(4)
A Slave from Missouri
109(4)
A Kentucky Runaway
113(3)
Alexander Ross, Down from Canada
116(4)
Jackson, of Alabama
120(5)
Wisdom
125(3)
An Unnamed Fugitive
128(2)
Three Fugitives
130(2)
Exodus
132(3)
A Proclamation
135(3)
Deliverance
138(3)
The Tide of Freedom
141(3)
Afterword 144(3)
Bibliography and Useful Sources 147(2)
Index 149

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