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History books are replete with heroic stories of Washington, Jefferson, and Adams, but what of Allen, Russwurm, and Hawley? Americas Black Founders celebrates the lesser known but significant lives and contributions of our nations early African American leaders. Many know that the Revolutionary Wars 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.

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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 women--soldiers, sailors, ministers, poets, merchants, doctors, and other community leaders--to 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.

About the Author

Nancy I. Sanders is the author of many books, including A Kids Guide to African American History and Old Testament Days.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556528118
Author:
Sanders, Nancy I.
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Subject:
History - United States/Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Activity Books - General
Subject:
African Americans--History
Subject:
African American leadership - History -
Subject:
United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Subject:
People of Color
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
For Kids series
Series Volume:
Revolutionary Heroes
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.50 x 11.00 in
Age Level:
09-UP

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"Synopsis" by , 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 women--soldiers, sailors, ministers, poets, merchants, doctors, and other community leaders--to 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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