The struggle for freedom grows in the years before the Civil War. Witness Nat Turner's Revolt, the largest slave uprising in United States history. See how the land grab of the Mexican War opens the West to the arguments between free states and slave states in the East. Hear the arguments in Dred Scott's legal battle for freedom, and the Supreme Court's decision that he was not a man but a piece of property. With hope of compromise dwindling, John Brown raids a weapons factory to start a slave revolution and sparks the Civil War. Your reluctant reader will love this colorful graphic novel.