We All Got History
The Memory Books of Amos Webber New edition
By (author) Nick Salvatore
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We All Got History by Nick Salvatore
Book DescriptionLost for over a hundred years until their rediscovery by Nick Salvatore, Amos Webber's "Thermometer Books" recorded six decades of the daily experiences of a black freeman in nineteenth-century Philadelphia and Worcester, Massachusetts. These diaries form the basis for Salvatore's vital portrait of an everyday hero who struggled unrelentingly for his people in a land that still considered blacks to be less than human. In "We All Got History", we see Webber working as a janitor; rescuing fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad; marching triumphantly into Richmond with the Fifth Massachusetts Cavalry; and active in the religious and fraternal organizations that became the cement of the African American community. What emerges from this moving history is not only a picture of Webber the man, but also of the vibrant African American culture that nurtured him.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252074400
(234mm x 155mm x 36mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nick Salvatore
Eugene V. Debs, Paperback (March 2007)
In this classic book, Nick Salvatore offers a major reevaluation of Eugene V. Debs, the movements he launched, and his belief in American Socialism as an extension of the nation's democratic traditions.
Faith and the Historian, Paperback (March 2007)
A collection of essays from eight experienced historians discussing the impact of being "touched" by Catholicism on their vision of history. This work investigates the interplay between the authors' personal lives and beliefs and the sources of their professional work.
Singing in a Strange Land, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by Nick Salvatore
The father of Aretha Franklin, C L was a spellbinding preacher who channeled his charisma into his gospel music and sermons which spoke through faith to the personal and social problems rural African Americans encountered in their migration north. This title tells his story who was one of the greatest black preachers in American history.
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Author Biography - Nick Salvatore
Nick Salvatore is a Maurice and Hinda Neufeld Founders Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and a professor of American Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist and Singing in a Strange Land: C. L. Franklin, the Black Church, and the Transformation of America."
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