Africans In America (Immigration to the United States) by Richard Worth

By Richard Worth

The us is really a state 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 teens. It highlights the subjects, humans, locations, and occasions that have been very important to every immigrant crew.

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At one camp in Kentucky, elderly former slaves, along with women and children, were ordered to leave the camp and not return. As a result, they had to find any shelter that was available. ” In some ways, freedom had become even worse than slavery. It’s a Fact! In the North W hen the Civil War broke out, many African Americans in the North wanted to join the Union army. They hoped that the Civil War would bring an end to slavery in the South, and they were eager to do their part. ” However, the Lincoln administration refused at first to arm African Americans and send them into the South.

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. Freedom for Some, But Not All 30 Freedom for Some, But Not All By the war’s end, the plantation owners had lost many of their slaves.

As a result, African-American men were forced to work as porters, buggy drivers, barbers, and waiters, while women worked as cooks, dressmakers, and house cleaners. When African Americans tried to obtain the same jobs as whites, they were often met by angry protests. African Americans also faced other types of discrimination in the North. They were required to sit in separate cars on railroads and in separate sections on steamboats. They were prohibited from eating in most restaurants and from staying in most hotels.

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