Prisoner for Liberty by Marty Rhodes FigleyPrisoner for Liberty by Marty Rhodes Figley

Prisoner for Liberty

byMarty Rhodes Figley

Paperback | January 1, 2009

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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 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?

Marty Rhodes Figley is the author of sixteen books, mostly about her favorite subject-remarkable people from our country's past. She earned her B.A. in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Marty, whose two children are grown, lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Paul, and their Airedale terrier, Scarlett. Craig Orback...
Title:Prisoner for LibertyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2009Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822590220

ISBN - 13:9780822590224