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In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I highly recommend this book. It may be short, but it is filled with information. The author does not throw too many new facts at you at one time. Davis keeps you entertained with cliffhangers and metaphors. He provides interesting key pictures throughout the book, and at the end of each chapter, there is a timeline of what other important things happened during the time period of the chapter. Occasionally, Davis compares the decisions and lives of the slaves (from each chapter) to each other. For example, why would one slave risk everything and run away while another slave who has so many more opportunities to escape never took it? There are many powerful quotes throughout the book. After Davis writes the quote, he refers back to it and elaborates on it. The quotes are from around 1700 to 1800 and even if you have trouble understanding them the author explains everything. All five stars for this amazing, educational book!