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Julie Winch - Gentleman of Color - 9780195163407 - V9780195163407
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Gentleman of Color

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Description for Gentleman of Color paperback. 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 of the African Americans who helped to shape America. Num Pages: 528 pages, 16pp halftone plates. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JF; 3JH; BGH; HBJK; HBLH; HBLL; HBTS; JFSL3; YNH; YQH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 234 x 155 x 34. Weight in Grams: 739.
Winch has written the first full-length biography of James Forten, a hero of African American history and one of the most remarkable men in 19th-century America. Born into a free black family in 1766, Forten served in the Revolutionary War as a teenager. By 1810 he had earned the distinction of being the leading sailmaker in Philadelphia. Soon after Forten emerged as a leader in Philadelphia's black community and was active in a wide range of reform activities. Especially prominent in national and international antislavery movements, he served as vice-president of the American Anti-Slavery Society and became close friends ... Read more

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Oxford University Press Inc United States
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About Julie Winch
Julie Winch is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She is the author of three books on African American history.

Reviews for Gentleman of Color
"Winch's magnificent biography...sets the record straight, restoring Forten to the position he achieved for himself in life: a "gentleman of color" and an American patriot in the front rank of the fight for freedom."
Philadelphia Inquirer "Rediscovering the life of the once-prominent Forten, largely unknown today, Winch has achieved something quite profound and affecting.... Indefatigable research and lucid prose combine to ... Read more

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