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Published by Atheneum in 1995, this historical fiction novel occurs in the mid1800s when Abraham Lincoln and America began implementing the Emancipation Proclamation which gave slaves in states that seceded from the Union their freedom upon victory by Northern forces. However, in states that remained within the Union, slavery was still permitted.

Robinet portrays Moses as a fourteenyear-old slave who lives in Maryland on the eastern shore of the Potomac River.

Living in a state exempt from the early promises of the Emancipation Proclamation, Moses must run away from his master to find freedom. He must get to Washington, D.C., which outlawed slavery in 1862, to have a chance at freedom. Early in Moses' journey, he meets and befriends the blind adult Goshen. Together, they find themselves on a clipper ship leaving Annapolis, Maryland. They unwillingly become part of a colony on Isle a Vache. Moses becomes a leader...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
If You Please, President Lincoln from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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