Slavery at Mount Vernon

by Levy, Janey,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 975.5 LE
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  j 975.5 LE
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 306.3 L57
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 306.3 L57
 
 
Summary
Mount Vernon, George Washington's residence, holds a special place in US history and in the hearts of many Americans. But its history of slavery has remained largely hidden until recently. That's because it's difficult to accept the contradiction of a Founding Father who fought for liberty, but engaged in the practice of slavery. This thought-provoking volume uses the discoveries of archaeologists as well as the writings of Washington himself to shed light on the lives of the slaves who dwelled on this land. Readers will especially appreciate the illustrative photographs and enlightening sidebars and fact boxes
Contents
Excavations at the house for families
George Washington and slavery
Slave labor
Slave quarters
Slave clothing
The private lives of slaves
How slaves resisted
Digging up Mount Vernon's past.

Additional Information
Series Hidden history (Gareth Stevens Publishing)
Subjects Washington, George, -- 1732-1799 -- Relations with slaves -- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Virginia -- Mount Vernon (Estate) -- Juvenile literature.
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 32 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781482458022
1482458020
9781482458046
1482458047
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