LOCATION: LIVE ON ZOOM
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, presents the latest installment featuring the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase.
Copies of Blades of Freedom
purchased from Changing Hands for this event include signed bookplates, so make sure to register now!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Discover the story of the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!
The Louisiana Purchase (1803) is today seen as one of history’s greatest bargains. But why did Napoleon Bonaparte sell this seemingly prosperous territory? At the time, France controlled Haiti, and there, enslaved Africans were used to harvest sugar. But in 1791, Toussaint Louverture led the largest uprising of enslaved people in human history, the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804). Napoleon had originally wanted to use Louisiana for trade, but with Haiti out of his control, Napoleon’s dream of making a French empire in North America seemed doomed. So when Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe tried to buy New Orleans, Napoleon sold them the whole Louisiana Territory.
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!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
is the #1 New York Times
–bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony
and Apocalypse Taco
. Nathan lives in Orem, Utah, and you can find him online at nathanhaleauthor.com.