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Under the Freedom Tree free pdf Taut free verse tells the little-known story of the first contraband camp of the Civil War seen by some historians as the "beginning of the end of slavery in America." One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort. The runaways were declared "contraband of war" and granted protection. As word spread, thousands of runaway slaves poured into the fort, seeking their freedom. These "contrabands" made a home for themselves, building the first African American community in the country. In 1863, they bore witness to one of the first readings of the Emancipation Proclamation in the South beneath the sheltering branches of the tree now known as Emancipation Oak."

About Susan VanHecke

Susan VanHecke is the author of Raggin Jazzin Rockin: A History of American Musical Instrument Makers (Boyds Mills, 2011), an ALA Notable Children s Book- and An Apple Pie for Dinner (Marshall Cavendish, 2009), as well as several books for adults. She lives in Norfolk, Virginia."

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Author : Susan VanHecke
Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing,U.S.
Data Published : 26 February 2014
ISBN : 1580895506
EAN : 9781580895507
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 32 pages
Age + : 5-9 years
Language : English
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