In the Shadow of Liberty

In the Shadow of Liberty

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

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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.
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ISBN: 9781627793124
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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.

ArapahoeKelsey 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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Aug 19, 2017

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