Slavery at Mount Vernon
by Levy, Janey,
|Format:||Print Book 2017|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
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
ContentsExcavations at the house for families
George Washington and slavery
The private lives of slaves
How slaves resisted
Digging up Mount Vernon's past.
|Series||Hidden history (Gareth Stevens Publishing)|
-- Relations with slaves
-- Juvenile literature.
Slaves -- Virginia -- Mount Vernon (Estate) -- Juvenile literature.
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) -- History -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| New York :2017
32 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.