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A Slave in the White House by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
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Jan 28, 2012

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I enjoyed the the history lessons learned from the book. I agree with others who state that in the beginning there was too much jumping around betweem various dates and names. I got confused, and had to keep checking back on the prior page. But I was still enthralled enough with the story/subject matter and persisted in reading it.
The latter part of the book flowed much more easily. In the end, I was struck by how differently I was taught history in grade school...this was an eye opener to challenge me in thinking about the hypocrisy of our founding 'fathers' who espoused liberty for all, but were themselves slaveowners.
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