If You Please, President Lincoln! by Harriette Gillem Robinet

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When the Emancipation Proclamation fails to free slaves in the border states, Moses, a Maryland slave boy, runs away with a friend and is tricked into journeying with four hundred others to an inhabitable part of Haiti.

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Harriette Gillem Robinet, a Washington, D.C., native, graduated from the College of New Rochelle, New York, and from graduate studies at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the National Writers Union. Robinet felt compelled to write the story of the labor struggle for the eight-hour day. In Chicago, emotions still boil over the Haymarket tragedy, and year-round wreaths are placed at the Haymarket Monument. She was proud to be present when that monument was made a national memorial. She and her husband, McLouis Robinet, live in Oak Park, Illinois, and have six children and four grandchildren.
Published June 1, 1995 by Atheneum. 160 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There he begins to grow out of the dependent patterns of childhood and to reject the self-serving preaching of his former owner, a priest: ``My mind knew right from wrong at last.'' But he is entrapped by an ill-planned scheme to export freed slaves-this development is based on a historical incid...

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