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The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 240 Seiten
THE INVISIBLES: Slavery Inside The White House and How It Helped Shape America is the first book to tell the story of the executi... Weiterlesen
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THE INVISIBLES: Slavery Inside The White House and How It Helped Shape America is the first book to tell the story of the executive mansion's most unexpected residents, the African American slaves who lived with the U.S. presidents who owned them. Interest in African Americans and the White House are at an all-time high due to the historic presidency of Barack Obama, and the soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American Culture and History. The Invisibles chronicles the African American presence inside the White House from its beginnings in 1782 until 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that granted slaves their freedom. During these years, slaves were the only African Americans to whom the most powerful men in the United States were exposed on a daily, and familiar, basis. By reading about these relationships, readers will better understand some of the views that various presidents held about class and race in American society, and how these slaves contributed not only to the life and comforts of the presidents they served, but to America as a whole.



Zusammenfassung
Now in paperback! The Invisibles chronicles the African American presence inside the White House from 1782 until 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. During these years, slaves were the only African Americans to whom the most powerful men in the United States were exposed on a daily, and familiar, basis.

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Titel: The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House
Untertitel: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House
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EAN: 9781493029679
ISBN: 978-1-4930-2967-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Rowman & Littlefield
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Gewicht: 20g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T13mm
Jahr: 2017
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