Fighting for Freedom
by Glenn A. and Teresa M. Knoblock
Winners of the American History Author Award of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), New Hampshire Organization
illustrated by Jeffrey Morgan
The true story of a slave in colonial New Hampshire
who fought in the American Revolution
Peter’s life as a slave never really changes. He works hard every day, from morning ‘til night. But when the American colonies decide to fight in a war to gain their independence as a new nation, Peter bravely decides to question his master. “When will I have my freedom?” The deal Peter makes leads to an exciting journey as a Revolutionary War soldier and changes his life forever.
This patriotic story takes place amid events that lead to the founding of the United States of America. It reveals the daily life of a young enslaved man in colonial New England, a part of our nation not normally associated with slavery. The simple story style lets your child, age 6 or older, explore complex topics in age appropriate ways. It is based on the true history of Peter Freeman, with a contemporary photograph of his gravestone included as a valuable primary source of information for learners of all ages.
Paperback / 40 pages / 8.5 by 8.5 inches / Publication: 2022 / ISBN 9780999116395