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In the Shadow of Liberty - The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives

Kenneth C. Davis

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

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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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

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

5h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:43


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:53


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:39