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In the shadow of Liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives / Kenneth C. Davis.

Davis, Kenneth C. author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria 920.009 DAV (Text) 37521530784307 AMPL Teen Nonfiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Township Public Library - Hagerstown 920.0092 DAVI (Text) 39213000785588 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 10/05/2016
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon YA 920 DAV (Text) 34330512958670 Young Adult - New Books In process -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville J 920.009 DAV (Text) 37323005284412 NEW-BKS Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627793117 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1627793119 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 286 pages : illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-276) and index (pages 279-286).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Out of the Shadows -- "The Loudest Yelps for Liberty" -- Two Stolen From Africa -- Timeline 1: 1619-1700 -- "My Multatto Man William" : The Story of Billy Lee -- Timeline 2: 1702-1776 -- "Absconded from the Household of the President" : The Story of Ona Judge -- Timeline 3: 1777-1808 -- Master Jefferson's People : The Story of Isaac Granger -- Timeline 4: 1809-1820 -- White House, Black Man : The Story of Paul Jennings -- Timeline 5: 1821-1832 -- "How Would You Like to Be a Slave?" : The Story of Alfred Jackson -- Timeline 6: 1833-1850 -- Afterword: "That All May Be Free".
Summary, etc.: Here are the stories of five enslaved people who witnessed the birth of America: Billy Lee, valet to George Washington; Ona Judge, who escaped from Martha Washington; Isaac Granger, servant of Thomas Jefferson; Paul Jennings, who witnessed the War of 1812 in James Madison's White House; and Alfred Jackson, "owned" by Andrew Jackson. These true stories explore our country's great, tragic contradiction--that a nation "conceived in liberty" was also born in shackles. In this lavishly designed, fully illustrated edition, these five dramatic narratives, accessibly told and with primary sources where possible, will bust myths and help set the sanitized historical record straight.
Target Audience Note: Age 12-14
Grade 7-9
Subject: Slaves > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Presidents > Relations with African Americans > History > Juvenile literature.
Slavery > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
United States > Race relations > History > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Colonial & Revolutionary Periods.

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