Second Daughter by Mildred Pitts Walter
The Story of a Slave Girl

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Based on the true story of Mum Bett, or Elizabeth Freeman, a historical tale is told from the perspective of her sister, Aissa, and follows the young slave's victorious lawsuit for freedom from her owner.
 

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Published January 1, 1996 by Scholastic Trade. 211 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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Patient, kindly Bett is trusted to serve the master and his friends as they meet to discuss their work on the new Massachusetts Constitution, which clarifies and strengthens the idea, expressed in the recently formulated Declaration of Independence, that ``all men are created equal.'' Aissa wonde...

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Walter (Mississippi Challenge) treats fiction as the handmaiden of history and politics in this fact-based story, drawing from research about Mum Bett, a Massachusetts slave who successfully sued for

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Walter (Mississippi Challenge) treats fiction as the handmaiden of history and politics in this fact-based story, drawing from research about Mum Bett, a Massachusetts slave who successfully sued for her freedom shortly after the Revolutionary War.

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