Memoir Of James Jackson, The Attentive And Obedient Scholar, Who Died In Boston, October 31, 1833, Aged Six Years And Eleven Months / Edition 1

Memoir Of James Jackson, The Attentive And Obedient Scholar, Who Died In Boston, October 31, 1833, Aged Six Years And Eleven Months / Edition 1

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by Susan Paul
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674002377

ISBN-13: 9780674002371

Pub. Date: 02/29/2000

Publisher: Harvard University Press

“The design of this Memoir is, to present the incidents in the life of a little colored boy.” So begins the life story of James Jackson, as set down by his African American teacher, Susan Paul, in 1835, as an example to other children and adults who might learn from the boy’s goodness.
This remarkable document—the first African…  See more details below

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“The design of this Memoir is, to present the incidents in the life of a little colored boy.” So begins the life story of James Jackson, as set down by his African American teacher, Susan Paul, in 1835, as an example to other children and adults who might learn from the boy’s goodness.
This remarkable document—the first African American biography and a work that predates Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by almost thirty years—is a lost treasure from the annals of African American history. With its combination of eyewitness accounts, personal testimony, and excerpts from traditional Sunday school texts, the memoir is an extraordinary social history rooted in both nineteenth-century evangelicalism and the experiences of free African Americans.
Susan Paul’s portrayal of James Jackson’s Christian sensibility, his idealism, and his racial awareness emphasizes his humanity and exemplary American character over his racial identity, even as it embeds him in his African American community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674002371
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
John Harvard Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
0.40(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Memoir of James Jackson

    • Preface
    • Chapter I
    • Chapter II
    • Chapter III
    • Chapter IV
    • Chapter V
    • Chapter VI
    • Chapter VII
    • “The Little Lind Boy”
    • “Am I to Blame?”


  • Chronology
  • Articles and Letters
  • Notes

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Slave waits for a master to come claim her.