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Author: Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Publisher: New York, Arno Press, 1968.
Series: American Negro, his history and literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Higginson was a radical member of the Boston Vigilance Committee that plucked captured slave runaways from the hands of sheriffs or Federal Marshalls bent on returning them to Southern masters; he rode with abolitionist riflemen in "Bleeding Kansas;" in 1859 he was one of the "Secret Six" who sponsored John Brown's raid. During the Civil War he was the logical choice to lead the First South Carolina Colored  Read more...
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Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911.
Cheerful yesterdays.
New York, Arno Press, 1968
(OCoLC)747308394
Named Person: Thomas Wentworth Higginson; Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Wentworth Higginson
OCLC Number: 274064
Notes: Reprint of the 1899 ed.
Description: 374 pages 18 cm.
Contents: A Cambridge boyhood --
A child of the college --
The period of the newness --
The rearing of a reformer --
The fugitive slave epoch --
The birth of a literature --
Kansas and John Brown --
Civil War --
Literary London twenty years ago --
Literary Paris twenty years ago --
On the outskirts of public life.
Series Title: American Negro, his history and literature.

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Higginson was a radical member of the Boston Vigilance Committee that plucked captured slave runaways from the hands of sheriffs or Federal Marshalls bent on returning them to Southern masters; he rode with abolitionist riflemen in "Bleeding Kansas;" in 1859 he was one of the "Secret Six" who sponsored John Brown's raid. During the Civil War he was the logical choice to lead the First South Carolina Colored Volunteers; he earned the respect of his black soldiers and under his leadership they soon earned the respect of every military foe or friend they encountered.

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