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Blades of Freedom (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #10): A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Louisiana Purchase (Hardcover)

| Amulet Books | 11/24/2020

ISBN-10 : 141974691X   ISBN-13 : 9781419746918   List Price : $13.99

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Overview

Discover the story of the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!
 
The Louisiana Purchase (1803) is today seen as one of history&;s greatest bargains. But why did Napoleon Bonaparte sell this seemingly prosperous territory? At the time, France controlled Haiti, and there, enslaved Africans were used to harvest sugar. But in 1791, Toussaint Louverture led the largest uprising of enslaved people in human history, the Haitian Revolution (1791&;1804). Napoleon had originally wanted to use Louisiana for trade, but with Haiti out of his control, Napoleon&;s dream of making a French empire in North America seemed doomed. So when Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe tried to buy New Orleans, Napoleon sold them the whole Louisiana Territory.
 
Nathan Hale&;s Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them all&;if you dare!

 

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 141974691X
  • ISBN-13: 9781419746918
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 128
  • Dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 7.48 (h) x 0.67 (d)
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