Black Pioneers: An Untold Story
About the Book

Out of a past little noted in history texts comes this tale of African American pioneers in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. These pathfinders were slaves, poets, runaways, missionaries, farmers, teachers, and soldiers. For these African Americans, the frontier meant freedom, and from the earliest times, some seized liberty by joining Indian nations.

As Southern slaveholders tried to pass laws to make slavery legal in the West and territorial legislatures wrote "Black Laws" that limited basic rights to white settlers, African American pioneers became freedom fighters. From Ohio to Kansas they battled slavehunters and developed Underground Railroad stations. Black families built their own schools and churches and created unique forms of protest to ensure their advancement.

Historian William Loren Katz reveals a frontier saga that has often been buried, glossed over, or lost.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780689814105
EAN: 9780689814105
Age-Max: 17
Binding: Hardcover
Edition: Ill
Grade-Min: 7th Grade
Illustration: Y
LCCN: 98019104
No of Pages: 208
Spine Width: 21.5 mm
ISBN-10: 0689814100
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Age-Min: 12
Dewey: 977.004
Grade-Max: 12th Grade
Height: 232.75 mm
Language: English
Lexile Reading: 1170
Series Title: English
Width: 156.75 mm