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America's Black founders : revolutionary heroes and early leaders : with 21 activities /
Nancy I. Sanders.
imprint
Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2010.
description
150 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm.
ISBN
1556528116 (pbk.), 9781556528118 (pbk.)
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imprint
Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, c2010.
isbn
1556528116 (pbk.)
9781556528118 (pbk.)
contents note
When in the course of human events : colonial days : stuff a straw mattress : weave a fanner -- It becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands : years of unrest : make a stamp : draw a political cartoon -- We hold these truths to be self-evident : beginnings of war : pen a patriotic poem : write a new verse for "Yankee Doodle" -- That all men are created equal : the American Revolution : design a flag : read the Declaration : bake firecakes : explore your family tree : cook pepper pot soup : make homemade salt -- That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights : African Americans as citizens : paint a historic picture : celebrate Constitution Day : map a capital city : write a government official : organize a helpful event : write a petition -- Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness : African Americans lead the way : craft a clay pot : form a literary society : publish a newspaper.
abstract
Celebrates the lesser-known lives and contributions of early African-American men and women, in a volume that features such complementary activities as recipes for colonial foods and advice for petitioning the government.
catalogue key
8754442
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-139) and index.
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History books are replete with heroic stories of Washington, Jefferson, and Adams, but what of Allen, Russwurm, and Hawley? America's Black Founderscelebrates the lesser known but significant lives and contributions of our nation's early African American leaders. Many know that the Revolutionary War's first martyr, Crispus Attucks, a dockworker of African descent, was killed at the Boston Massacre. But far fewer know that the final conflict of the war, the Battle of Yorktown, was hastened to a conclusion by James Armistead Lafayette, a slave and spy who reported the battle plans of General Cornwallis to George Washington. Author Nancy Sanders weaves the histories of dozens of men and women--soldiers, sailors, ministers, poets, merchants, doctors, and other community leaders--who have earned proper recognition among the founders of the United States of America. To get a better sense of what these individuals accomplished and the times in which they lived, readers will celebrate Constitution Day, cook colonial foods, publish a newspaper, petition their government, and more. This valuable resource also includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study.
Main Description
Celebrating the lesser known but significant lives and contributions of our nation's early African American leaders, this multicultural complement to most children's books on the American Revolution covers a wide spectrum of subjects, including military, art, religion, and science. Weaving the histories of dozens of men and womensoldiers, sailors, ministers, poets, merchants, doctors, and other community leadersto properly recognize them among the founders of the United States of America, this text gives a better sense of what these individuals accomplished and the times in which they lived. Activities include celebrating Constitution Day, cooking colonial foods, publishing a newspaper, petitioning their government, and more. This valuable resource also includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study.
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Celebrating the lesser known but significant lives and contributions of early African American leaders, this multicultural complement to the American Revolution covers a wide spectrum of subjects, including military, art, religion, and science.
Main Description
History books are replete with heroic stories of Washington, Jefferson, and Adams, but what of Allen, Russwurm, and Hawley?America's Black Founderscelebrates the lesser known but significant lives and contributions of our nation's early African American leaders. Many know that the Revolutionary War's first martyr, Crispus Attucks, a dockworker of African descent, was killed at the Boston Massacre. But far fewer know that the final conflict of the war, the Battle of Yorktown, was hastened to a conclusion by James Armistead Lafayette, a slave and spy who reported the battle plans of General Cornwallis to George Washington. Author Nancy Sanders weaves the histories of dozens of men and womensoldiers, sailors, ministers, poets, merchants, doctors, and other community leaderswho have earned proper recognition among the founders of the United States of America. To get a better sense of what these individuals accomplished and the times in which they lived, readers will celebrate Constitution Day, cook colonial foods, publish a newspaper, petition their government, and more. This valuable resource also includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study.

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