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By Richard Worth

The USA is really a country of immigrants. Spanning the time from while the Europeans first got here to the recent international, this ebook conveys the buzz of those tales to children. It highlights the topics, humans, areas, and occasions that have been very important to every immigrant workforce.

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She was with me in the night. She would lie down with me, and get me to sleep, but long before I waked she was gone. When Douglass was still a boy, his mother died. He began working for a master named Captain Anthony under the watchful eye of an overseer named Plummer, whom Douglass described as a “savage monster” who beat the slaves horribly. 47 “I have often been awakened at the dawn of day,” Douglass recalled, “by the most heart-rending shrieks of an . . aunt of mine, who he used to tie up .

In the North, the Continental army, as the American army was known, recruited free black citizens to serve. It even decided to enlist slaves. Slave owners had to give their permission to let their slaves enlist in the army, but they were paid for the loss of their slaves. In the South, there was strong opposition to recruiting slaves. The Continental Congress tried to convince the southern colonies to accept African-American regiments and to free these slaves at the end of the war, but southern leaders opposed this idea.

From then on, Douglass saw her infrequently. “She made her journeys to see me in the night,” he later wrote in his autobiography, travelling the whole distance on foot, after the performance of her day’s work. She was a field hand, and a whipping is the penalty of not being in the field at sunrise, unless a slave has special permission from his or her master to the contrary—a permission which they seldom get. . She was with me in the night. She would lie down with me, and get me to sleep, but long before I waked she was gone.

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