The Man with the Branded Hand: The Life of Jonathan Walker, Abolitionist

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Yes, I Knew Jonathan Walker, and Knew Him Well, knew him to love him, and to honor him as a true man, a friend of humanity, a brave but noiseless lover of liberty, not only for himself but for all men; one who possessed the qualities of a hero and martyr, and was ready to take any risk to his own safety and personal ease to save his fellow men from slavery…. Looking into his simple, honest face, it was easy to see that on such a countenance as his no trace of infamy could be made by stocks, stripes, or branding ...

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The Man with the Branded Hand: The Life of Jonathan Walker, Abolitionist

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Overview

Yes, I Knew Jonathan Walker, and Knew Him Well, knew him to love him, and to honor him as a true man, a friend of humanity, a brave but noiseless lover of liberty, not only for himself but for all men; one who possessed the qualities of a hero and martyr, and was ready to take any risk to his own safety and personal ease to save his fellow men from slavery…. Looking into his simple, honest face, it was easy to see that on such a countenance as his no trace of infamy could be made by stocks, stripes, or branding iron. SS meant at the South, Slave Stealer, but was read by the North and all civilized men everywhere as Slave Savior. His example of self sacrifice nerved us all to more heroic endeavor in behalf of the slave.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594161360
  • Publisher: Westholme Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/25/2011
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Alvin F. Oickle was an Associated Press writer, newspaper editor, and writing instructor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Stony Brook University, New York, before becoming a full-time author. He has written a number of books, including Disaster on the Potomac: The Last Run of the Steamboat Wawaset.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Hero 1

2 The Making of a Patriot 16

3 Settling Down in Florida 34

4 The Unforgivable Crime 50

5 The Pensacola Calaboza 72

6 National Recognition 89

7 Trial and Imprisonment 109

8 The Branding 124

9 The Unholy Crusade Denounced 138

10 Freedom at Last 157

11 To Cast in My Mite for God's Poor 175

12 The Lecture Circuit 190

13 Dispirited Warrior 208

14 The Dream Fulfilled 218

15 One Final Effort 234

16 The Final Years 244

17 The Afterlife of Jonathan Walker 260

Appendix: Letter from Jonathan Walker to Sojourner Truth 279

Bibliography 280

Index 288

Acknowledgements 297

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