In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives (Hardcover)

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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.

This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

About the Author


Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of America s Hidden History and Don t Know Much About(r) History, which gave rise to the Don t Know Much About(r) series of books for adults and children. A frequent guest on national television and radio and a Ted-Ed Educator, Davis enjoys Skype visits with middle- and high-school classrooms to discuss history. He lives in New York City and can be found at dontknowmuch.com."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781627793117
ISBN-10: 1627793119
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: September 20th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English