Prisoner for Liberty Marty Rhodes Figley

ISBN: 9780761340225

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Prisoner for Liberty  by  Marty Rhodes Figley

Prisoner for Liberty by Marty Rhodes Figley
| Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 52 pages | ISBN: 9780761340225 | 8.36 Mb

James Forten knew how important freedom was. He was a free African American born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When the American Revolution started in 1776, James was too young to help fight for freedom from British rule. But in 1781, at ageMoreJames Forten knew how important freedom was. He was a free African American born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When the American Revolution started in 1776, James was too young to help fight for freedom from British rule. But in 1781, at age fifteen, he took a job on the Royal Louis, an American ship.

A British warship soon captured the Royal Louis. James was taken prisoner. The British often sold African American prisoners into slavery. What would happen to James? Would he ever see his family again?



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