By Julie Winch
Winch has written the 1st full-length biography of James Forten, a hero of African American background and some of the most outstanding males in 19th-century America.
Born right into a loose black relatives in 1766, Forten served within the innovative warfare as undefined. by means of 1810 he had earned the excellence of being the major sailmaker in Philadelphia. quickly after Forten emerged as a pace-setter in Philadelphia's black neighborhood and was once energetic in quite a lot of reform actions. specially favourite in nationwide and overseas antislavery events, he served as vice-president of the yank Anti-Slavery Society and have become shut buddies with William Lloyd Garrison to whom he lent funds to begin up the Liberator. His family members have been all lively abolitionists and a granddaughter, Charlotte Forten, released a recognized diary of her reports educating ex-slaves in South Carolina's Sea Islands in the course of the Civil War.
This is the 1st severe biography of Forten, who stands beside Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and Martin Luther King, Jr., within the pantheon of African americans who essentially formed American history.
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