A Spy Called James

A Spy Called James

The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

Book - 2016
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This is the true story of James Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery. His service hadn't qualified him for the release he'd been hoping for. For James the fight wasn't over; he'd already helped his country gain its freedom, now it was time to win his own.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781467749336
Characteristics: unnumbered p. : color ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Cooper, Floyd


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AL_SUSAN Nov 07, 2016

Great historical drama for all ages. This picture book is a tickler and now I want to dig deeper into the life of African American James Lafayette. As a slave during the Revolutionary War, he volunteered to serve as a spy under General Lafayette and infiltrated British general Cornwallis' camp. He put himself in grave danger as a double-agent in exchange for his freedom at the end of the war. Instead he was returned to slavery. Read his full story - it's worth it.


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