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Give me liberty! : the story of the Declaration of Independence

Freedman, Russell. (Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 973.313 Fre (Text) 33500006740013 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0823414485 (hc.)
  • Physical Description: 90 p. : ill. (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
Summary, etc.: Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 October 2000
    Gr. 4^-7. How does he do it? Once again Freedman takes a crucial moment in American history and imbues it with living grace and powerful tension. His account opens on the night of the Boston Tea Party as a 14-year-old apprentice escapes from his locked room, blackens his face, and sneaks aboard three ships in the harbor. Two hundred men and boys dumped the ships' cargo of tea in the water that night. "All that trouble over a three-cent tax on tea!" writes Freedman, who then explains the colonies' relationship to England, the reasons for colonists' discontent, and how the vision of freedom as a right evolved from English law and the oppression that brought the colonists to America. Using excerpts from newspapers, snatches of contemporary verse and letters, and an array of images, Freedman acquaints readers with Patrick Henry and Paul Revere, the first deaths at Lexington and Concord, Thomas Paine's Common Sense, and finally, the Continental Congress and the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Along the way, he frankly delineates the place of women, indentured servants, and African American slaves and freedmen, and explains their roles in the revolution. His account clearly shows what was at risk and the way the words of the Declaration have endured over time. The complete text of the Declaration and information on how to view the original document conclude a rich history. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido Copyright 2000 Booklist 2000

Author Notes

Russell Freedman (1929-2018) transformed non-fiction for children through his insightful narrative, comprehensive research, careful selection of photographs, and deep understanding of his subject matter. He was well known for his riveting biographies and masterful accounts of the history of the United States. One of the most honored writers for children, his many awards include the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award and a National Humanities Medal. Major works include Freedom Walkers; Lincoln: A Photobiography; Because They Marched; The Wright Brothers: How They Invented The Airplane; Vietnam: A History of the War. 

Subject: United States. Juvenile literature
United States Politics and government 1775-1783 Juvenile literature
United States.
United States Politics and government 1775-1783
Search Results Showing Item 4 of 1362 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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