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The Resource American to the backbone : the life of James W.C. Pennington, the fugitive slave who became one of the first black abolitionists, Christopher L. Webber

American to the backbone : the life of James W.C. Pennington, the fugitive slave who became one of the first black abolitionists, Christopher L. Webber

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American to the backbone : the life of James W.C. Pennington, the fugitive slave who became one of the first black abolitionists
Title
American to the backbone
Title remainder
the life of James W.C. Pennington, the fugitive slave who became one of the first black abolitionists
Statement of responsibility
Christopher L. Webber
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The incredible story of a forgotten hero of nineteenth century New York City who was a former slave, Yale scholar, minister, and international leader of the Antebellum abolitionist movement. At the age of 19, scared and illiterate, James Pennington escaped from slavery in 1827 and soon became one of the leading voices against slavery prior to the Civil War. Just ten years after his escape, Pennington was ordained to the ministry of the Congregational Church after studying at Yale. Moving to Hartford, he became involved with the Amistad captives and founded the first African American mission society. He traveled to England as a delegate to a world Anti-Slavery Convention and served also as a delegate to an international peace convention. Later he traveled widely in Britain and on the continent to gain support for the American abolition movement. He was so respected by European audiences that the University of Heidelberg awarded him an honorary doctorate, making him the first person of African descent to receive such a degree. As he fought for equal rights in America, Pennington's voice was not limited to the preacher's pulpit. He wrote the first-ever "History of the Colored People" as well as a careful study of the moral basis for civil disobedience, which would be echoed decades later by Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
  • 973.7/114
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American to the backbone : the life of James W.C. Pennington, the fugitive slave who became one of the first black abolitionists, Christopher L. Webber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding freedom -- Slavery as it was -- Pennsylvania -- Brooklyn, part I -- Brooklyn, Part II -- School teacher in Newton -- Yale -- Return to Newton -- Hartford, part I -- Hartford, part II -- The Mendi mission -- England -- New beginning in Hartford -- Hartford, part III -- New York, 1848-1849 -- Great Britain, 1849-1851 -- New York, 1851-1852 -- New York, 1853-1854 -- New York, 1854-1855 -- New York, 1855 -- Hartford and New York, 1856-1864 -- Mississippi, Maine, and Florida, 1864-1870
Control code
ocn668194711
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Pegasus books ed.
Extent
493 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781605981758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)668194711
Label
American to the backbone : the life of James W.C. Pennington, the fugitive slave who became one of the first black abolitionists, Christopher L. Webber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding freedom -- Slavery as it was -- Pennsylvania -- Brooklyn, part I -- Brooklyn, Part II -- School teacher in Newton -- Yale -- Return to Newton -- Hartford, part I -- Hartford, part II -- The Mendi mission -- England -- New beginning in Hartford -- Hartford, part III -- New York, 1848-1849 -- Great Britain, 1849-1851 -- New York, 1851-1852 -- New York, 1853-1854 -- New York, 1854-1855 -- New York, 1855 -- Hartford and New York, 1856-1864 -- Mississippi, Maine, and Florida, 1864-1870
Control code
ocn668194711
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Pegasus books ed.
Extent
493 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781605981758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)668194711

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