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

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

Label
In the shadow of Liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives
Title
In the shadow of Liberty
Title remainder
the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth C. Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--
  • Did you know that many of America's Founding Fathers -- who fought for liberty and justice for all -- were slave owners?
  • Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country's great tragedy -- that a nation “conceived in liberty” was also born in shackles
  • These stories help us know the real people who were essential to the birth of this nation but traditionally have been left out of the history books. Their stories are true -- and they should be heard
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
YALSA Nonfiction Award finalist, 2017.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Kenneth C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 10 to 14
LC call number
E444
LC item number
.D36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • United States
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • African Americans
  • Presidents
  • Race relations
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • United States
  • History
  • YALSA Nonfiction Award honor book
Target audience
juvenile
Label
In the shadow of Liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives, Kenneth C. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Out of the shadows -- "The loudest yelps for liberty" -- Slavery in America time line: 1492-1700 -- Stolen from Africa -- Slavery in America time line: 1705-1776 -- "My Mulatto man William" : the story of Billy Lee -- Slavery in America time line: 1777-1800 -- "Absconded from the household of the President" : the story of Ona Judge -- Slavery in America time line: 1801-1816 -- "Mr. Jefferson's people" : the story of Isaac Granger -- Slavery in America time line: 1817-1828 -- White House, Black man : the story of Paul Jennings -- Slavery in America time line: 1829-1838 -- "How would you like to be a slave?" : the story of Alfred Jackson -- Slavery in America time line: 1839-1850 -- Afterword: "That all may be free."
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781627793117
Lccn
2015035204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn935492886
Label
In the shadow of Liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives, Kenneth C. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Out of the shadows -- "The loudest yelps for liberty" -- Slavery in America time line: 1492-1700 -- Stolen from Africa -- Slavery in America time line: 1705-1776 -- "My Mulatto man William" : the story of Billy Lee -- Slavery in America time line: 1777-1800 -- "Absconded from the household of the President" : the story of Ona Judge -- Slavery in America time line: 1801-1816 -- "Mr. Jefferson's people" : the story of Isaac Granger -- Slavery in America time line: 1817-1828 -- White House, Black man : the story of Paul Jennings -- Slavery in America time line: 1829-1838 -- "How would you like to be a slave?" : the story of Alfred Jackson -- Slavery in America time line: 1839-1850 -- Afterword: "That all may be free."
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9781627793117
Lccn
2015035204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocn935492886

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