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The Resource A gentleman of color : the life of James Forten, Julie Winch

A gentleman of color : the life of James Forten, Julie Winch

Label
A gentleman of color : the life of James Forten
Title
A gentleman of color
Title remainder
the life of James Forten
Statement of responsibility
Julie Winch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winch has written the first full-length biography of James Forten, a hero of African American history and one of the most remarkable men in 19th-century America. Born into a free black family in 1766, Forten served in the Revolutionary War as a teenager. By 1810 he had earned the distinction of being the leading sailmaker in Philadelphia. Soon after Forten emerged as a leader in Philadelphia's black community and was active in a wide range of reform activities. Especially prominent in national and international antislavery movements, he served as vice-president of the American Anti-Slavery Society and became close friends with William Lloyd Garrison to whom he lent money to start up the Liberator. His family were all active abolitionists and a granddaughter, Charlotte Forten, published a famous diary of her experiences teaching ex-slaves in South Carolina's Sea Islands during the Civil War. This is the first serious biography of Forten, who stands beside Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and Martin Luther King, Jr., in the pantheon of African Americans who fundamentally shaped American history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
326.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.F717
LC item number
W56 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A gentleman of color : the life of James Forten, Julie Winch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2002
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • African enterprise
  • The
  • limits of brotherhood
  • New friends of freedom
  • "Abolition property"
  • Time of trial
  • Death of a patriarch
  • Legacy
  • "Born in his majesty's dominions"
  • In the service of his country
  • Mr. Bridge's apprentice
  • "A
  • gentleman of the pave"
  • "Our happy family circle"
  • Brother Forten
  • Reflections of "a man of colour"
Control code
sky233668704
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
501 pages
Isbn
9780195163407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
a2442019
Label
A gentleman of color : the life of James Forten, Julie Winch
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2002
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • African enterprise
  • The
  • limits of brotherhood
  • New friends of freedom
  • "Abolition property"
  • Time of trial
  • Death of a patriarch
  • Legacy
  • "Born in his majesty's dominions"
  • In the service of his country
  • Mr. Bridge's apprentice
  • "A
  • gentleman of the pave"
  • "Our happy family circle"
  • Brother Forten
  • Reflections of "a man of colour"
Control code
sky233668704
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
501 pages
Isbn
9780195163407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
a2442019

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