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Days Of Jubilee by Pat McKissack
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Days Of Jubilee

by Pat McKissack

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Excellent book stories told by actually people that experienced emancipation. Through actual letters, journals and diaries compiled from the library of congress.
  Lanzoni | Jan 17, 2011 |
Interspaced with the McKissacks history of emancipation are quotations drawn from slave narratives and other primary sources and short sketches of individual participants starting with a black witness to the reading of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776 to the victory parade of Union forces in Washington in 1865. ( )
  MaowangVater | May 25, 2007 |
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The McKissacks introduce young readers to the pivotal events leading up to and including the long awaited and glorious Days of Jubilee.

For two and a half centuries African-American slaves sang about, prayed for, and waited on their long anticipated freedom -- a day of Jubilee. But freedom didn't come for slaves at the same time. DAYS OF JUBILEE chronicles the various stages of U.S. emancipation beginning with those slaves who were freed for their service during the Revolutionary War, to those who were freed by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Using slave narratives, letters, diaries, military orders, and other documents, the McKissacks invite young readers to celebrate coming freedom and the Days of Jubilee.

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Uses slave narratives, letters, diaries, military orders, and other documents to chronicle the various stages leading to the emancipation of slaves in the United States.

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