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  • In the Shadow of Liberty

  • The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives
  • By: Kenneth C. Davis
  • Narrated by: Kenneth C. Davis, Frankie Faison, Keith David, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful

  • By Virgil P Gaiter on 11-03-16

outstanding book

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Reviewed: 07-08-17

Every good. Enjoyed it much. Very informative and educational. Hope that more books will written to reveal the history of American slavery.

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