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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
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"--
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2016
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524344
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Kenneth C
Dewey number
306.362
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 10 to 14
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1110
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Presidents
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • African Americans
  • Presidents
  • Race relations
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • United States
  • Slaves
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives
Label
In the shadow of Liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives, Kenneth C. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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."
Control code
ocn935492886
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
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935492886
Label
In the shadow of Liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five black lives, Kenneth C. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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."
Control code
ocn935492886
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
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)935492886

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