The Fugitive Blacksmith

Author: Charles Stewart

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434408299

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Print of "The Fugitive Blacksmith" 1905 edition.

The fugitive blacksmith

or, Events in the history of James W C. Pennington [written by himself].

Author: James W C. Pennington

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Fugitive Blacksmith

Author: Charles David Stewart

Publisher: N.A


Category: Blacksmiths

Page: 321

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The Fugitive Blacksmith

Author: James W. C. Pennington,James W. C. Pennington James W. C.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1847024386

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 64

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

Author: Christopher L. Webber

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681770113

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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The incredible story of a forgotten hero of nineteenth century New York City—a former slave, Yale scholar, minister, and international leader of the Antebellum abolitionist movement. At the age of 19, scared and illiterate, James Pennington escaped from slavery in 1827 and soon became one of the leading voices against slavery prior to the Civil War. Just ten years after his escape, Pennington was ordained as a priest after studying at Yale and was soon traveling all over the world as an anti-slavery advocate. He was so well respected by European audiences that the University of Heidelberg awarded him an honorary doctorate, making him the first person of African descent to receive such a degree. This treatment was far cry from his home across the Atlantic, where people like him, although no longer slaves, were still second-class citizens. As he fought for equal rights in America, Pennington's voice was not limited to the preacher's pulpit. He wrote the first-ever "History of the Colored People" as well as a careful study of the moral basis for civil disobedience, which would be echoed decades later by Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. More than a century before Rosa Parks took her monumental bus ride, Pennington challenged segregated seating in New York City street cars. He was beaten and arrested, but eventually vindicated when the New York State Supreme Court ordered the cars to be integrated. Although the struggle for equality was far from over, Pennington retained a delightful sense of humor, intellectual vivacity, and inspiring faith through it all. American to the Backbone brings to life this fascinating, forgotten pioneer, who helped lay the foundation for the contemporary civil rights revolution and inspire generations of future leaders.

The Fugitive Blacksmith; Or, Events in the History of James W. C. Pennington - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: James W C Pennington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781296108861


Page: 106

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On the Edge of Freedom:The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870

The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870

Author: David G. Smith

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823240320

Category: History

Page: 324

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Describes the development of antislavery activism in border south central Pennsylvania. Rather than engage in public protest, activists concentrated on protecting fugitive slaves and prosecuting those who sought to recapture them. This approach paid dividends before the Civil War, but did not provide a solid basis for equal opportunity afterwards.

Underground Railroad in Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia

Author: William J. Switala

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811749606

Category: History

Page: 176

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Detailed maps trace the routes runaway slaves followed. Explores the impact of geography, transportation, free blacks, and members of religious congregations on the Underground Railroad. Information on modern roads and landmarks allows readers to retrace escape paths.

Gateway to Freedom

The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slaves

Author: Eric Foner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191057827

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 385

When slavery was a routine part of life in America's South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The 'underground railroad' has become part of folklore, but one part of the story is only now coming to light. In New York, a city whose banks, business and politics were deeply enmeshed in the slave economy, three men played a remarkable part, at huge personal risk. In Gateway to Freedom, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner tells the story of Sydney Howard Gay, an abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, furniture polisher; and Charles B. Ray, a black minister. Between 1830 and 1860, with the secret help of black dockworkers, the network led by these three men helped no fewer than 3,000 fugitives to liberty. The previously unexamined records compiled by Gay offer a portrait of fugitive slaves who passed through New York City — where they originated, how they escaped, who helped them in both North and South, and how they were forwarded to freedom in Canada.

A Hammer in Their Hands

A Documentary History of Technology and the African-American Experience

Author: Carroll W. Pursell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262162258

Category: Social Science

Page: 397

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Newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements for runaway slaves, letters, folklore, legal patents, protest pamphlets, and other primary sources document the technological achievements of African-Americans from colonial times to the present.

The Pearl

A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac

Author: Josephine F. Pacheco

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807888923

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In the spring of 1848 seventy-six slaves from the nation's capital hid aboard a schooner called the Pearl in an attempt to sail down the Potomac River and up the Chesapeake Bay to freedom in Pennsylvania. When inclement weather forced them to anchor for the night, the fugitive slaves and the ship's crew were captured and returned to Washington. Many of the slaves were sold to the Lower South, and two men sailing the Pearl were tried and sentenced to prison. Recounting this harrowing tale from the preparations for escape through the participants' trial, Josephine Pacheco provides fresh insight into the lives of enslaved blacks in the District of Columbia, putting a human face on the victims of the interstate slave trade, whose lives have been overshadowed by larger historical events. Pacheco also details the Congressional debates about slavery that resulted from this large-scale escape attempt. She contends that although the incident itself and the trials and Congressional disputes that followed were not directly responsible for bringing an end to the slave trade in the nation's capital, they played a pivotal role in publicizing many of the issues surrounding slavery. Eventually, President Millard Fillmore pardoned the operators of the Pearl.

To Tell a Free Story

The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760-1865

Author: William L. Andrews

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252060335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 353

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Discusses the writings of Richard Allen, Solomon Bayley, Henry Bibb, Henry Box Brown, John Brown, Leonard Black, William Wells Brown, Lewis Clarke, William Craft, Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delany, Olaudah Equiano, Moses Grandy, Jacob D. Green, William Grimes, James A.U. Gronniosaw, Briton Hammon, Josiah Henson, Harriet Jacobs, John Jea, Lunsford Lane, Jarena Lee, John Marrant, Solomon Northrup, James W. Pennington, James Robert, Moses Roper, Venture Smith, Austin Steward, Nat Turner, Samuel R. Ward, Booker T. Washington, James Watkins, George White, James Williams, and others.

Negro History


Author: Edwin Wolf, II

Publisher: The Library Company of Phil

ISBN: 9780914076667

Category: History

Page: 83

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Black Firsts

4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Historical Events

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594251

Category: Social Science

Page: 848

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Achievement engenders pride, and the most significant accomplishments involving people, places, and events in black history are gathered in Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Events.

Hard Road to Freedom

The Story of African America. From African roots through the Civil War. Volume one

Author: James Oliver Horton,Lois E. Horton

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813531802

Category: History

Page: 216

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A history of the African American experience from their arrival on American shores to the present day highlights their contributions, struggles, fight for equality, and their place in multicultural America.

Black Prophets of Justice

Activist Clergy Before the Civil War

Author: David E. Swift

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807124994

Category: History

Page: 404

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In Black Prophets of Justice, David E. Swift examines the interlocking careers and influence of six black clergymen, two of them fugitive slaves, who lived in the antebellum North and protested the racism of the time. Samuel Cornish, Theodore Wright, Charles Ray, Henry Highland Garnet, Amos Beman, and James Pennington had much in common: all were noted for their education and eloquence, all were ministers of the earliest black Presbyterian and Congregational churches, and all were activists toward social change. Preachers as well as activists, these men fought, Swift argues, for the melding of religious life and social protest that informed their own lives. As leaders of the black congregations in the primarily white Presbyterian and Congregational denominations, they bore witness to the power of God and the essential oneness and worth of all human beings. As activists, they embraced a wide variety of issues -- including abolitionism, education, fugitive classes, and the civil and political rights -- that greatly affected the lives of Afro-Americans. As editors of the first black newspapers, they unmasked the racism implicit in the movement to colonize freed slaves outside of the United States and in the segregation of black worshipers in white churches. They organized vigilance committees to help escaped slaves, and they held conventions of free blacks in New York and Connecticut that aimed to win rights for blacks through legislation. By teaching Afro-Americans about the glories of their African past and the achievements of more recent individuals of African descent, these leaders grappled with the pernicious heritage of blacks' self-doubt caused by generations of enslavement and white insistence on black inferiority. While they opened the eyes of some influential whites, these activists effected little change in the attitudes and practices of white Americans in their own time. But their contribution to the advancement of the black cause, argues Swift, was substantial. They fed black aspiration, sharpened black discontent, and harnessed both to the creation of new black institutions. Indeed, they laid the foundation for such twentieth-century movements as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Black Prophets of Justice is a biography of six widely respected clergymen as well as an important discussion of Afro-American activism in the North before the Civil War. Well-researched and well-written, it will be of interest to American church historians, and to all those concerned with Afro-American history or with the social impact of religion in America.

North Carolina Slave Narratives

The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane, Moses Grandy, & Thomas H. Jones

Author: William L. Andrews,David Alexander Davis

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807828212

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

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A fascinating collection of narratives from escaped North Carolina slaves offers readers a window into these personal accounts of life in bondage that inflamed Northern sentiments against slavery, including the work of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane, and Reverend Thomas H. Jones, among others.