The First Black Tycoon

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The First Black Tycoon chronicles the life of Tyronius, a 19 year old Georgia slave, from 1858 to 1868, who makes an unplanned but necessary escape to save his life. Due to the unstable conditions in the South, including the advent of civil war, he is forced to hide out in plain sight in a neighboring state.

This heartwarming and sometimes humorous story, while a cknowledging the realities of slavery, emphasizes the value of kindness, ingenuity and family loyalty which ...

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Overview

The First Black Tycoon chronicles the life of Tyronius, a 19 year old Georgia slave, from 1858 to 1868, who makes an unplanned but necessary escape to save his life. Due to the unstable conditions in the South, including the advent of civil war, he is forced to hide out in plain sight in a neighboring state.

This heartwarming and sometimes humorous story, while a cknowledging the realities of slavery, emphasizes the value of kindness, ingenuity and family loyalty which ultimately leads Tyronius to success, freedom and fortune. This novel, while entirely fictional, does include a few historically accurate landmarks and characters in situations which could have actually occurred.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781939166005
  • Publisher: Merrimack Media
  • Publication date: 10/3/2012
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Marshall was born and raised in a multiracial family  in Boston’s South End. He received much of his inspiration for his first novel from his father’s memories of plantation life in Barbados where his late grandfather worked as the head mechanic on a sugarcane plantation in the late 1800’s.

Tom still resides in the Boston area with his wife, Derniere and his dog Louie..
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