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Description - We All Got History by Nick Salvatore

Lost 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 Details

ISBN: 9780252074400
ISBN-10: 0252074408
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 34mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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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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