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The journal of Charlotte Forten : a free Negro in the slave era

Author: Charlotte L Forten; Ray Allen Billington
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1981, ©1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A young black woman's reactions to the white world of the Civil War era.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charlotte L Forten; Charlotte L Forten
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte L Forten; Ray Allen Billington
ISBN: 039300046X 9780393000467 0195052382 9780195052381
OCLC Number: 6648645
Description: 286 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Salem schooldays: May 24, 1854-December 31, 1854 --
2. Student and abolitionist: January 1, 1855-May 29,1856 --
3. Teacher and invalid: June 18, 1856-June 11, 1857 --
4. Philadelphia and Salem: June 12, 1857-January 1, 1860 --
5. From Salem to St. Helena Island: June 22, 1862-November 29, 1862 --
6. Life among the freedmen: November 30, 1862-February 14, 1863 --
7. End of a mission: February 15, 1863-May 15, 1864.
Other Titles: Journal
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction and notes, by Ray Allen Billington.

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Born into an affluent and politically active black family, Grimke (1837-1914) was a scholar, reformer, teacher, and writer. Her keen observation makes her journals an important insight into the Civil  Read more...

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