Under the Freedom Tree by Susan VanHecke audiobook

Under the Freedom Tree

By Susan VanHecke
Read by Myra Lucretia Taylor

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664429161

  • ISBN: 9781664536999

Runtime: 0.25 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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.

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Author Bio: Susan VanHecke

Author Bio: Susan VanHecke

Susan VanHecke is the author of Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’: A History of American Musical Instrument Makers, an ALA Notable Children’s Book; Rock ’n’ Roll Soldier: A Memoir; and An Apple Pie for Dinner; as well as several books for adults. She lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 0.25
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English