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Days Of Jubilee
by Pat McKissack, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Fredrick L. McKissack (Author)
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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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