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In the Shadow of Liberty

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

by Kenneth C. Davis
Various

Audiobook
2017 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction finalist
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.
Read by Ken Davis, with Frankie Faison, Keith David, JD Jackson, Adenrele Ojo, Adam Lazarre-White, Dion Graham, and Mark Bramhall

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Publisher: Books on Tape
Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781101891759
  • File size: 164371 KB
  • Release date: September 20, 2016
  • Duration: 05:41:59

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781101891759
  • File size: 164371 KB
  • Release date: September 20, 2016
  • Duration: 05:41:57
  • Number of parts: 5


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2017 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction finalist
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.
Read by Ken Davis, with Frankie Faison, Keith David, JD Jackson, Adenrele Ojo, Adam Lazarre-White, Dion Graham, and Mark Bramhall

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Books on Tape
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781101891759
    File size: 164371 KB
    Release date: September 20, 2016
    Duration: 05:41:59

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781101891759
    File size: 164371 KB
    Release date: September 20, 2016
    Duration: 05:41:57
    Number of parts: 5

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
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