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Amos Fortune, Free Man [SCM]

by Elizabeth Yates Author

The true story of an African prince who is abducted by slave traders at the age of fifteen.

Additional Details

Resource Type
Book
ISBN
0140341587
Print Status
In Print
Chapters
10
Pages
181
Suggested Grades
4th - 8th
Geographical Setting
Africa, Massachusetts
Historical Setting
1725 - 1801
Publisher
Penguin Books
Copyright
1950

Chapters

  • 1 Africa 1725
  • 2 The Middle Passage
  • 3 Boston 1725-1740
  • 4 Woburn 1740-1779
  • 5 Journey to Keene 1779
  • 6 The Arrival at Jaffrey
  • 7 Hard Work Fills the Iron Kettle 1781-1789
  • 8 Amos on the Mountain
  • 9 Auctioned for Freedom
  • 10 Evergreen Years 1794-1801

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Dignity and Respect Emphasized

Reviewed by Parent/Teacher

Elizabeth Yates has done a good job of presenting the tragedy of slavery in real terms yet still appropriate for children. Probably more than anything else, the dignity of the man comes shining through in the story, and we come to regard that man on the basis of his character, not the color of his skin.
A good story, but not a lot of dialogue.

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