Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital

By BOLDEN, Tonya

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9781419707339
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Abrams


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on February 1, 2015  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 4–6—This well-designed read details the story of Michael Shiner (1805–80), a slave in 19th-century America who eventually gained his freedom and who left a diary behind detailing an account of his life. Born into slavery in Maryland, Shiner came to Washington, DC as a child, where he was later leased by his owner Thomas Howard to the Navy Ship Yard. Shiner eventually purchased his freed...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Born a slave but able to secure his freedom, Shiner began his journal in 1813. For almost sixty years he detailed dramatic changes in Washingt...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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