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Eastern National Publishes "Slavery in the United States: a Brief Narrative History"

Fort Washington, PA, August 28, 2013 --( Eastern National has released a new publication, "Slavery in the United States: A Brief Narrative History." This book chronicles the history of slavery, documented as early as the 18th century BCE in the Code of Hammurabi, and documents its impact on the United States, from the seventeenth century up to the present day. "Slavery in the United States: A Brief Narrative History" explores the struggle for freedom by enslaved Africans and the determination of the human spirit to live free.

Written by National Park Service historians Robert Sutton and John Latschar, and noted Civil War historian Rick Beard, "Slavery in the United States: A Brief Narrative History" explains the economic, political and social impacts of slavery, and highlights the accomplishments of individuals such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Abraham Lincoln, who risked everything to destroy the institution of slavery in the United States.

“This important new publication demonstrates the evolution of slavery in human history, in order to provide a greater understanding of one of the culturally significant chapters in American history,” said George Minnucci, Chief Executive Officer of Eastern National. “'Slavery in the United States: A Brief Narrative History' encourages the reader to learn more about the impacts of slavery in America, and to be inspired by those who fought for their freedom.”

"Slavery in the United States: A Brief Narrative History" is soft cover, 64 pages. It is available now for $6.95 at For more information about this publication and other Eastern National products, visit or call 1-877-NAT-PARK (877-628-7275). Wholesale opportunities are also available.

Eastern National is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) cooperating association, whose mission is to promote the public’s understanding and appreciation of America’s national parks and other public trusts. Operating educational and interpretive bookstores in over 150 national parks in the eastern part of the United States, Eastern National donates its profits from these operations to aid the interpretive, scientific, and historical mission of the National Park Service and other public trust partners. Since Eastern National’s founding in 1947, it has donated over $105 million to the National Park Service. Visit for more information on Eastern National’s products and services.
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