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A gentleman of color : the life of James Forten

Author: Julie Winch
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In A Gentleman of Color, Julie Winch provides a biography of James Forten, one of the most remarkable men in 19th-century America." "Forten was born in 1766 into a free black family. As a teenager he served in the Revolution and was captured by the British. Rejecting an attractive offer to change sides, he insisted he was loyal American. By 1810 he was the leading sailmaker in Philadelphia, where he became well  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: James Forten
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Winch
ISBN: 0195163400 9780195163407 0195086910 9780195086911
OCLC Number: 59357438
Description: x, 501 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: "Born in his majesty's dominions" --
In the service of his country --
Mr. Bridge's apprentice --
"A gentleman of the pave" --
"Our happy family circle" --
Brother Forten --
Reflections of "a man of colour" --
The African enterprise --
The limits of brotherhood --
New friends of freedom --
"Abolition property" --
Time of trial --
Death of a patriarch --
Other Titles: Gentleman of colour.
Responsibility: Julie Winch.


Born into a free black family in 1766, James Forten served in the Revolutionary War and later went on to become vice-president of the American Anti-Slavery Society and more, taking his place as one  Read more...


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