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

Book review by Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media
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Incredible history of people enslaved by Founding Fathers.

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A great introduction to a challenging topic

I bought this book for my thirteen year old when she asked if the founding fathers were insincere when they wrote all men are created equal. It is appropriate as a clear-eyed introduction for adolescents and an excellent starting point for anyone. It is well-researched, uses multiple primary sources and demonstrates good critical thinking as well.

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