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The African American odyssey of John Kizell : a South Carolina slave returns to fight the slave trade in his African homeland

Author: Kevin Lowther
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Story of John Kizell, who was enslaved as a boy and brought to Charleston, who fought with the British military in the Revolutionary War, and who returned to his African homeland to help found a settlement for freed slaves in Sierra Leone. Kizell was one of the most prominent Africans in the antislavery movement of his time.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
History
Named Person: John Kizell; John Kizell
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Lowther
ISBN: 9781570039607 1570039607 1611171415 9781611171419
OCLC Number: 698332352
Description: xx, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chained together --
Uprooting --
Overturning --
Exodus --
Ransomed sinners --
Abolition and illusion --
"The land of black men" --
"What a creature man is!"
Responsibility: Kevin G. Lowther.
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Story of John Kizell, who was enslaved as a boy and brought to Charleston, who fought with the British military in the Revolutionary War, and who returned to his African homeland to help found a settlement for freed slaves in Sierra Leone. Kizell was one of the most prominent Africans in the antislavery movement of his time.

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"In a beautifully written and deeply researched book, Kevin Lowther has restored John Kizell to the pantheon of enslaved blacks who, during the War of Independence, sided with the British forces who Read more...

 
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