In the Shadow of Liberty

In the Shadow of Liberty

The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives

Book - 2016
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"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"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781627793117
1627793119
Characteristics: xvii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

An amazing book about the lives of slaves who were owned by and interacted with some of the most powerful and well known men in American history.

ArapahoeStaff1 Nov 21, 2016

Forget everything you thought you knew about slavery and our U.S. presidents. Kenneth Davis re-introduces us to some of our most beloved presidents, and uncovers the sad truth about their decision to own slaves, even when they were fighting against slavery in politics. While some of those presidents were kind to some of their slaves, this story unravels our history to show the real truth about slavery.

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