Blades of Freedom (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #10): A Louisiana Purchase Tale

Discover the story of the Haitian Revolution—the largest uprising of enslaved people in history—in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series.

Why would Napoleon Bonaparte sell the Louisiana Territory to the recently formed United States of America? It all comes back to the island nation of Haiti, which Napoleon had planned to use as a base for trade with North America. While Napoleon climbed the ranks of the French army and government, enslaved people were organizing in Haiti under the leadership of François Mackandal, Dutty Boukman, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, and Touissant L’Ouverture, who in 1791 led the largest uprising of enslaved people in history—the Haitian Revolution.

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!

Hardcover, 128 pages
Published on November 24, 2020 by Amulet Books
ISBN-10: 141974691X
ISBN-13: 9781419746918
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  • jkbear
    jkbearTuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:42 am55 stars
    I loved reading this book
    • chromatic1
      chromatic1Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 10:03 am55 stars
      sounds good
      • bsc
        bscThursday, November 26, 2020 at 7:27 am55 stars
        What a good book! Nathan Hale is telling another tale now, and this one is about the Louisiana Purchase. There were lots of slaves in Haiti. Napoleon is in the French Army and government now. You learn about the Haitian Revolution, enslaves people, and, of course the Louisiana Purchase! This graphic novel ties history, some humor, and everything in between. My favorite character was probably Hangman! I really liked how funny he was, and I kept on cracking up because of him. Warning: this book contains slavery, so you may want to talk to a trusted adult after reading, Happy reading!
        • seajay
          seajayTuesday, November 17, 2020 at 4:09 pm55 stars
          really want to read it