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The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah

A Free Black Man's Encounter with Liberty

The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah( )
Author: Harris, J. William
Publication Date:Feb 2011
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $27.00
Book Description:

The tragic untold story of how a nation struggling for its freedom denied it to one of its own.

In 1775, Thomas Jeremiah was one of fewer than five hundred "Free Negros" in South Carolina and, with an estimated worth of £1,000 (about $200,000 in today's dollars), possibly the richest person of African descent in British North America. A slaveowner himself, Jeremiah was falsely accused by whites--who resented his success as a Charleston harbor pilot--of...
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Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Historical
History / African American
Political Science / Political Freedom
History / United States / General
Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.162 x 9.282 x 0.635 Inches
Book Weight:0.779 Pounds

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