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Fort Mose : and the story of the man who built the first free black settlement in colonial America

Author: Glennette Tilley Turner
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English
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Follows the history of slavery from West Africa to America, recounts what daily life was like, and describes the founding of the Spanish colonys.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Francisco Menendez; Francisco Menendez
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glennette Tilley Turner
ISBN: 9780810940567 0810940566
OCLC Number: 490077443
Awards: Booklist Editors' Choice Books for Youth, 2010.
Target Audience: Grades 4-8 (SLJ)
Description: 42 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: The story of Francisco Menendez --
His early life in Africa --
Life in England's America --
Life in Spain's America --
The building of Fort Mose --
Slave revolts and their effect --
Petitions to the King --
Rebuilding Fort Mose --
The demise of Fort Mose --
Afterword: Fort Mose today.
Responsibility: Glennette Tilley Turner.
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