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Under the freedom tree

Author: Susan VanHecke
Publisher: Watertown, Mass. : Charlesbridge, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Juvenile works
Poetry
Juvenile poetry
Material Type: Document, Primary school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan VanHecke
ISBN: 9781607346340 1607346346
OCLC Number: 906980142
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 6, 2015).
Target Audience: 7 years and up.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Susan VanHecke.

Abstract:

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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