Review: THE POX PARTY (OCTAVIAN NOTHING #1) by M.T. Anderson

pox partyCreative Mischief reviewed The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing #1) by M.T. Anderson for the 2013 American Revolution Reading Challenge. Here’s an excerpt:

This is a fictional book and a fascinating read – I learned so much about the plight of African American slaves in the northern colonies in the period just leading up to the Revolutionary War. I was enlightened and appalled by the way in which they were regarded (as animals and as experiments) and treated. I had read that slaves enlisted in the Revolutionary army but I never realized how both sides spread propaganda to entice and to entrap them.

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