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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
Named Person: 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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"Lowther recounts Kizell's remarkable story from his childhood in Africa, capture, and enslavement, through joining the British following the surrender of Charleston in the American Revolution, to Read more...

 
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