A Place Called Freedom by Scott Russell Sanders

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In the years leading up to the Civil War, young James Starman and his family join other freed slaves to build a town in northern Indiana, a cherished place that they christen with the name ""Freedom."""
 

About Scott Russell Sanders

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Sanders studied at Brown University before going on, as a Marshall Scholar, to complete a Ph.D. in English literature at Cambridge University. In 1971 he joined the faculty of Indiana University, where he is Distinguished Professor of English and director of the Wells Scholars Program. Thomas B. Allen is an author and editor. For more than fifteen years he served with the National Geographic Society as associate chief of the book service. He edited the million-plus bestseller "We Americans" and has published numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including "War Games. "Allen and Polmar have collaborated in writing seven books and numerous articles. Both live in the Washington area.
 
Published June 1, 1997 by Atheneum. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Setting his story during a time when antislavery sentiment was gaining momentum, Sanders (Here Comes the Mystery Man, 1993, etc.) tells the story of a Tennessee family of freed slaves who make their way north to begin a new life in Indiana.

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In a lyrical intertwining of fact and fiction, Sanders (Aurora Means Dawn) spotlights a sliver of American history: the founding of an Indiana village by former slaves in the mid-19th century.

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