History Under Cover

Age Level: 9-11  Grade Level: PreK–1

In 1991, while preparing for the construction of a new federal office, crews working in New York City made a startling discovery: a skeleton. Further excavation exposed the bones of more than 400 men, women, and children. Readers of this informative book will explore this area of New York that had been a burial ground set aside for both free and enslaved Africans during the 1600s and 1700s. Engaging text, sidebars, fact boxes, and a timeline reveal much about what life was like in colonial New York for Africans.

  • Fall 2022
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    Uncovering African Burial Grounds

    Uncovering African Burial Grounds

    Kathryn Wesgate
    In 1991, while preparing for the construction of a new federal office, crews working in New York City made a startling discovery: a skeleton. Further excavation exposed the bones of more than 400 men, women, and children...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978528772
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    Uncovering Depots of the Underground Railroad

    Uncovering Depots of the Underground Railroad

    Kathryn Wesgate
    The Underground Railroad was a massive effort by both enslaved and free people in the 19th century to secretly bring thousands to freedom in the North. This thought-provoking volume will fill readers with awe for the brave “conductors” and “passengers” involved with the Railroad...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978528819
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    Uncovering Great Lakes Shipwrecks

    Uncovering Great Lakes Shipwrecks

    Kathryn Wesgate
    For centuries, the Great Lakes have been important channels for shipping and trade. While modern technology and safety measures have made the lakes much safer for ships today, the often-stormy waters have resulted in thousands of shipwrecks throughout history...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978528857
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    Uncovering the History of Jamestown Colony

    Uncovering the History of Jamestown Colony

    Kathryn Wesgate
    Today, Jamestown is famous for being the first permanent English settlement in North America. However, underneath the Virginia colony’s well-known history is a much darker past. In fact, in its beginning years, Jamestown was far from a successful settlement...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978528895
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    Uncovering the History of Slavery at Mount Vernon

    Uncovering the History of Slavery at Mount Vernon

    Kathryn Wesgate
    George Washington’s residence, Mount Vernon, holds a special place in U.S. history. However, its history of slavery has remained largely hidden until recently. While the Founding Father fought for liberty, he also enslaved many people, and it can be difficult to understand this contradiction...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978528932
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    Uncovering the Legacy of America's First Peoples

    Uncovering the Legacy of America's First Peoples

    Kathryn Wesgate
    Scientists spend a lot of time trying to learn about the earliest Americans, but much remains unknown. Who were they? When, how, and from where did they enter the land? What is their relationship to modern Native Americans? Anthropologists develop theories to answer these questions based on the evidence they discover...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978528970
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