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Tasting freedom : Octavius Catto and the battle for equality in Civil War America

Author: Daniel R Biddle; Murray Dubin
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Document : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of African-American educator, intellectual, and civil rights leader Octavius Valentine Catto, who was shot and killed in election-day violence in Philadelphia in 1871.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Octavius V Catto; William McMullen
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel R Biddle; Murray Dubin
ISBN: 9781592134656 1592134653
OCLC Number: 473123281
Description: x, 616 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "A hundred O.V. Cattos" --
Charleston --
Arm in arm --
"Keep the flame burning--
" --
With giants --
Lessons --
The Irish, the killers, and Squire McMullen --
"Arise, young North" --
"How much I yearn to be a man" --
A chance on the pavement --
The wolf killers --
Manhood --
The battle for streetcars --
Baseball --
The hide of the rhinoceros --
Election day --
The Venus of the high trapeze --
Epilogue: The legacy.
Responsibility: Daniel R. Biddle, Murray Dubin.

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