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1776: Son of Liberty: A Novel of the American Revolution

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” On his farm in Maryland, sixteen-year-old Caleb Jacobson hears rumors of an armed rebellion of the Massachusetts colonists against the oppressive tyranny of King George III and his soliders. Educated in a small Quaker school, Caleb has been taught that it is wrong to raise one's hand against another ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Tor Teen (first published 2000)
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Haili H.
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Son of Liberty, by Elizabeth Massie: I really enjoyed this book. It was empowering and interesting! The main characters name is Caleb Jacobson, who is a slave. As a young boy the slave masters wife taught Caleb the letters to the alphabet. Caleb would wright and practice them everyday. Later when he was 16 years old Caleb was a free African American living in a slave colony with others. They were living fine until he was hearing people talking about King George III and his soldiers, and Massachu ...more
Mario Gonzalez
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was about the American Revolution. This slave starts to learn how to write. The genre is history. My opinion was that the book was amazing.

This slave was starting to write. Two black men emerged from the barn, one carrying a struggling multicolored rooster and the other bearing three dead, bloodied roosters, their necks swinging, their dead little eyes dulled. Caleb starting seeing British boats coming to America. Caleb joins the Patriots to fight the British and win.

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Elizabeth (Beth) Massie is a 2-time Bram Stoker Award and Scribe Award-winning author of horror/suspense, historical fiction, media tie-ins, nonfiction, and short fiction for adults. She also writes novels for teens and middle grade readers. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, illustrator Cortney Skinner.
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