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This impressive collection, drawn from a wealth of original research into previously untapped sourcesincluding letters, diaries, memoirs, speeches, poems, songs, newspaper articles, advertisements, a ship's log, and official documentsallows African Americans to speak afresh across more than two centuries. Besides the expected voices of Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth, this book makes vivid the experiences and views of a diverse range of lesser-known but equally fascinating personalities: Ira Aldridge, one of the great Shakespearean actors of his day; William Allen, the first black college professor in the country; the astronomer and mathematician Benjamin Banneker; Paul Cuffe, owner of a fleet of merchant ships; Martin R. Delany, the father of black nationalism; James Forten, war veteran, inventor, and one of the wealthiest men in America; the militant Henry Highland Garnet, who urged slaves to revolt; the poet Phillis Wheatley, as well as ordinary free blacks, fugitive slaves, soldiers, wives, mothers, pioneers, sailors, and numerous others. The editor has forged her material into a documentary history as dramatic as it is memorable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306808203
ISBN-10: 030680820X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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