James Johnston's From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of PDF

By James Johnston

ISBN-10: 0823239500

ISBN-13: 9780823239504

ISBN-10: 0823239519

ISBN-13: 9780823239511

From Slave send to Harvard is the real tale of an African American relations in Maryland over six generations. the writer has reconstructed a distinct narrative of black fight and fulfillment from work, images, books, diaries, court docket documents, felony records, and oral histories. From Slave send to Harvard lines the relatives from the colonial interval and the yank Revolution in the course of the Civil struggle to Harvard and eventually today.

Yarrow Mamout, the 1st of the relatives in the United States, was once an informed Muslim from Guinea. He was once delivered to Maryland at the slave send Elijah and won his freedom forty-four years later. through then, Yarrow had turn into so renowned within the Georgetown component of Washington, D.C., that he attracted the eye of the eminent American portrait painter Charles Willson Peale, who captured Yarrow’s visage within the portray that looks at the conceal of this publication. the writer right here finds that Yarrow’s speedy relatives—his sister, niece, spouse, and son—were awesome of their personal correct. His son married into the neighboring Turner family members, and the farm neighborhood in western Maryland referred to as Yarrowsburg used to be named for Yarrow Mamout’s daughter-in-law, Mary “Polly” Turner Yarrow. The Turner line eventually produced Robert Turner Ford, who graduated from Harvard collage in 1927.

Just as Peale painted the portrait of Yarrow, James H. Johnston’s new ebook places a face on slavery and paints the background of race in Maryland. it's a various photo from what so much folks think. Relationships among blacks and whites have been way more complicated, and the races extra depending on one another. thankfully, as this one family’s event indicates, participants of either races time and again improved to reduce divisions and to maneuver the US towards the varied society of today.

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