The Emancipation Proclamation
The Black American Journey
The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, declared all Confederate slaves to be free. Because the order only applied to Southern states that the Union did not control, few slaves benefited immediately. Learn more about this historic document that served as a key turning point in the U.S. Civil War and in the movement to abolish slavery. Additional features include detailed captions and sidebars, critical-thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 7|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF007020, JNF007050, JNF018010|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5|
|Guided Reading Level||Y|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.7|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||513726|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, Table of contents, and Timeline of key events|
- Did Lincoln Free the Slaves?
- The President Changes His Mind
- A Presidential Order
- What Was Accomplished?
- Think About It
- Time Line
- Further Information
Author: Charles W. Carey Jr.
A noteworthy review of The Black American Journey from School Library Journal on April 1, 2021
To say ‘Lincoln freed the slaves’ is too simplistic to be real history. Students should learn the actual reasons for his actions. Black Americans have withstood horrific conditions throughout American history and these books speak to their heartbreaking struggles and… View →