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Seeking freedom : the untold story of Fortress Monroe and the ending of slavery in America  Cover Image Book Book

Seeking freedom : the untold story of Fortress Monroe and the ending of slavery in America

Castrovilla, Selene 1966- (author.). Lewis, Earl B., (illustrator.).

Summary

Summary: "George Scott peered at the nearby Union fortress. Something miraculous was taking place! Three enslaved men had entered but had not been cast out. To Scott, the fortress must be a sanctuary. A place where the three would be safe from capture and harm--never to return to the Confederate South. But exactly why were they granted refuge? Scott left the woods where he had been hiding and joined others in line to enter the fortress. Once inside, his knowledge of the area and the movements of the Confederate army impressed the fortress's commander, Major General Benjamin Butler. Working together, they plotted a plan to save the fortress from enemy attack. Would the fortress survive? Would Scott survive? Selene Castrovilla and E.B. Lewis weave a suspenseful tale revealing how two men's brave stand meant eventual freedom to thousands of African Americans and led President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation." -- Book jacket

Item details

  • ISBN: 1635925827
  • ISBN: 9781635925821
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Honesdale : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers, 2022.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American & Black
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 African Americans
Fort Monroe (Va.) History
United States
African Americans
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 African Americans Juvenile literature
Fort Monroe (Va.) History Juvenile literature
Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) 1818-1893 Juvenile literature
Genre: Juvenile works.
History.

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