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Part 1: 1450-1750
Part 2: 1750-1805
<---Part 3: 1791-1831
Part 4: 1831-1865

Narrative | Resource Bank | Teacher's Guide

Introduction | Questions and Activities | Lesson Focus | Resources | Program Index

Teacher's Guide Contents
In addition to the materials recommended for each program unit, additional historical background can be found in the General Resources, an annotated list of books, Web sites, films, and organizations.


Ellis, Joseph. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Knopf, 1997.

McKissack, Patricia, and Frederick McKissack. Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts. New York: Scholastic, 1996.

Nash, Gary B. Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community, 1720-1840. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1988.

Sisson, Mary Barr. The Gathering Storm, 1787-1829. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1997.

Sterling, Dorothy, ed. Speak Out in Thunder Tones: Letters and Other Writings by Black Northerners, 1787-1865. New York: Da Capo Press, 1998.

White, Deborah Gray. Let My People Go: African Americans 1804-1860. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.


Primary Source Documents from the Collections at the Library of Virginia
Primary sources from 1775 through 1825 present diverse perspectives of common people and early political leaders, including Gabriel.

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