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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.).

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  • 23 of 26 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627793117
  • ISBN: 1627793119
  • 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.
Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people owned by four presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role that slavery played in the founding of America.
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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