AMERICA REVISITED SERIES
The America Revisited series of books for middle grade students focuses on topics in American history that have often been overlooked, ignored, or drastically sanitized. The books challenge students to read critically, while analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating the text.
Each book in the series is enhanced by primary source material that enhances and expands the main text of each chapter. All quotations are footnoted for easy reference for further research. In addition, each book includes photos with captions, a bibliography, end notes, and an index.
The books are designed to present a balanced viewpoint, allowing the reader to come to his or her own conclusions about the topic.
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SLAVERY AT MONTICELLO
The Untold Story of Thomas Jefferson and His Enslaved Workers
Throughout his life, Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States, enslaved more than six hundred men, women, and children. Yet, rarely are their stories ever told.
Slavery at Monticello: The Untold Story of Thomas Jefferson and His Enslaved Workers provides middle grade students with an in-depth look at ten of Jefferson’s slaves, including Elizabeth Hemings, the matriarch of the family that would ultimately see more than eighty descendants enslaved at Monticello; Minerva Granger, a field worker on Jefferson’s plantations her entire life, who, at age fifty-six, was deemed “worth nothing;” and, of course, Sally Hemings, Jefferson’s alleged mistress who, as a teenager, reportedly “negotiated” her future children’s freedom from her master.
Their stories are told in the context of Jefferson’s own life and his often conflicted and contradictory views about the institution of slavery.
Other Books in the America Revisited Series
Coming Fall 2022
Published February 2022
WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME
The Forced Removal and Confinement of Japanese Americans During World War II
In the spring of 1942, more than 100,000 Americans of Japanese descent, most of whom were American citizens, were marched at gunpoint into so-called “relocation centers” where they were held against their will until the end of World War II.
With Liberty and Justice for Some tells about this frequently forgotten (or more often ignored) period in American history through the harrowing stories of ten individuals who resided in these concentration camps and who, despite rage and despair, managed to create some semblance of a normal life under abnormal circumstances.
Their stories—sometimes haunting, sometimes heartbreaking, but always inspirational —reveal how the inmates survived the grave injustice inflicted upon them with resilience, dignity and an enduring faith in democracy.
DISPLACED: Torn from Their Ancestral Homelands
The True Tragedy of the Trail of Tears
Tells the story of 60,000 Native Americans who were forced to give up their lands in exchange for federal territory in the mid-1800s.
Coming Spring 2023
Christopher Columbus: National Hero or Ruthless Imperialist?
A look at the explorer who, after five centuries, is still a mysterious and controversial figure.