A gentleman of color : the life of James Forten
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New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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0195086910, 9780195086911, 9780195163407, 0195163400
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x, 501 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Published
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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English
ISBN
0195086910, 9780195086911, 9780195163407, 0195163400

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-481) and index.
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Forten was born in 1766 into a free black family. As a teenager he served in the Revolution and was captured by the British. Rejecting an attractive offer to change sides, he insisted he was a loyal American. By 1810 he was the leading sailmaker in Philadelphia, where he became well known as an innovative craftsman, a successful manager of black and white employees, and a shrewd businessman. He emerged as a leader in Philadelphia's black community and was active in a wide range of reform activities. He was especially prominent in national and international antislavery movements, served as vice-president of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and became close friends with William Lloyd Garrison, to whom he lent money to start up the Liberator . Forten was also the founder of a remarkable dynasty. His children and his son-in-law were all active abolitionists and a granddaughter, Charlotte Forten, published a famous diary of her experiences teaching ex-slaves in South Carolina's Sea Islands during the Civil War.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Winch, J. (2002). A gentleman of color: the life of James Forten . Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Winch, Julie, 1953-. 2002. A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten. Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Winch, Julie, 1953-. A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten Oxford University Press, 2002.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Winch, Julie. A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten Oxford University Press, 2002.

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