In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives
- Publish Date: 2016-09-20
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Did you know that many of Americas Founding Fatherswho fought for liberty and justice for allwere 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 countrys great tragedythat 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 trueand they should be heard.
This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.