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We All Got History: The Memory Books of Amos Webber (Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial)

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Lost for over a hundred years until their rediscovery by Nick Salvatore, Amos Webberandrsquo;s andldquo;Thermometer Booksandrdquo; recorded six decades of the daily experiences of a black freeman in nineteenth-century Philadelphia and Worcester, Massachusetts. These diaries form the basis for Salvatoreandrsquo;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.
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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.

Synopsis:

An amazingly rich window onto a lost world of African American history

About the Author

Nick Salvatore is a Maurice and Hinda Neufeld Founders Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and a professor of American Studies at Cornell University.and#160; 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252074400
Author:
Loewen, Royden
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Author:
Salvatore, Nick
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Webber, Amos
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Christianity - Mennonite
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
33 photographs; 5 line drawings
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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