out of 5
Review by Etta
Several things I like about this book. It's a good story that keeps one interested, even though it is searing in places. Secondly, I liked the quotes from journals, letters, messages to troups, etc., that are given at the beginning of each chapter. (I don't know if young people would pay attention to them, however.) Third, I appreciated the author's research and the things I learned about New York and slavery. I had no idea, for instance, that 5,000 African-Americans, most all of whom where slaves, lived in New York in the middle 1770s.