American to the Backbone: The Life of James W. C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists

American to the Backbone: The Life of James W. C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists

by Christopher L. Webber

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ISBN-13: 9781605983882
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 11/14/2012
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Christopher L. Webberis the author of more than two dozen books, includingAmerican to the Backbone: The Life of James W. C. Pennington, The Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists andBeyond Beowulf.
A graduate of Princeton University and a priest of the Episcopal
Church, Webber has served parishes in New York and Connecticut. Webber lives with his wife in northwestern Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction xiii

1 Finding Freedom 1

2 Slavery As It Was 17

3 Pennsylvania 32

4 Brooklyn, Part I 44

5 Brooklyn, Part II 63

6 School Teacher in Newton 77

7 Yale 95

8 Return to Newton 105

9 Hartford, Part I 120

10 Hartford, Part II 148

11 The Mendi Mission 173

12 England 185

13 New Beginning in Hartford 202

14 Hartford, Part III 220

15 New York, 1848-1849 246

16 Great Britain, 1849-1851 258

17 New York, 1851-1852 289

18 New York, 1853-1854 321

19 New York, 1854-1855 343

20 New York, 1855 363

21 Hartford and New York, 1856-1864 383

22 Mississippi, Maine, and Florida, 1864-1870 419

Epilogue 435

Appendix 441

Notes 443

Bibliography 471

Acknowledgments 481

Index 483

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