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“2016 Nerdy Book Club Award for Long Form Nonfiction”

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In the Shadow of Liberty has been selected for a “2016 Nerdy Book Club Award for Nonfiction”

The citation reads:

“Told through the stories of five people: Billy Lee, Ona Judge, Isaac Granger, Paul Jennings, and Alfred Jackson enslaved to four American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Jackson, this intriguing and highly-readable book presents a chronological account of the early years of American history and the ethical hypocrisy of our Founding Fathers’ beliefs in freedom and self-determination while denying these fundamental rights to so many. Rich with primary source material including personal accounts, this book is a vital addition to text sets and units of study needing underrepresented perspectives.”

Source: 2016 Nerdies: Long Form Nonfiction

 

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Posted on January 1, 2017

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