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    DescriptionFriends of Liberty tells the remarkable story of three men whose lives were braided together by issues of liberty and race that fueled revolutions across two continents. Thomas Jefferson wrote the founding documents of the United States. Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a hero of the American Revolution and later led a spectacular but failed uprising in Poland, his homeland. Agrippa Hull, a freeborn black New Englander, volunteered at eighteen to join the Continental Army. During the Revolution, Hull served Kosciuszko as an orderly, and the two became fast friends. Kosciuszko's abhorrence of bondage shaped histhinking about the oppression in his own land. When Kosciuszko returned to America in the 1790s, bearing the wounds of his own failed revolution, he and Jefferson forged an intense friendship based on their shared dreams for the global expansion of human freedom. They sealed their bond with a blood compact whereby Jefferson would liberate his slaves upon Kosciuszko's death. But Jefferson died without fulfilling the promise he had made to Kosciuszko-and to a fledgling nation founded on the principle of liberty and justice for all.


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    Title
    Friends of Liberty
    Subtitle
    Thomas Jefferson, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, and Agrippa Hull
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gary Nash, By (author) Graham Russell Gao Hodges
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465031481
    ISBN 10: 046503148X
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    LC classification: E206 .N36 2008
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    Edition statement
    First Trade Paper Edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    22 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Gary B. Nash is Professor of History at University of California, Los Angeles, and author of over a dozen books, including The Unknown American Revolution. Graham Russell Gao Hodges is Professor of History at Colgate University and the author of numerous books and articles, including Taxi! A Social History of the New York City Cabdriver.