John Mercer Langston and the Fight for Black Freedom, 1829-65

9780252065910: Paperback
Release Date: 1st October 1996

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 504

Series Blacks in the New World

University of Illinois Press

John Mercer Langston and the Fight for Black Freedom, 1829-65

  "A marvel of scholarship         and artistry. The general reader will be fascinated to discover the vitality         of the free black community that Langston moved and moved in." --         Joyce Appleby, University of California       "Provides the mirror         in which to reflect Langston's brilliant, turbulent career, as well as         the nation's ongoing struggle against racism. Life-and-times biography         could be put to no better use." -- David W. Blight, Journal of         American History       "One of the most thorough         studies ever done of a nineteenth-century black American. [It] will be         the standard." -- J. M. Matthews, Choice       "Breaks new and important         ground in the field of African-American history. . . . [It] is both a         social history of the period and the remarkable story of Langston's formative         life and career as a free black Ohioan in pre-Civil War America."         -- David C. Dennard, Journal of Southern History       "A sensitive biography         of a black leader and a full-scale history of the society in which he         matured and began his career." -- John B. Boles, American Historical         Review       "The Cheeks have masterfully         performed . . . their chief task--the transformation of autobiography         into social history." -- Wilson J. Moses, Reviews in American         History  A volume in the series         Blacks in the New World, edited by August Meier and John H. Bracey  
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  "A marvel of scholarship         and artistry. The general reader will be fascinated to discover the vitality         of the free black community that Langston moved and moved in." --         Joyce Appleby, University of California       "Provides the mirror         in which to reflect Langston's brilliant, turbulent career, as well as         the nation's ongoing struggle against racism. Life-and-times biography         could be put to no better use." -- David W. Blight, Journal of         American History       "One of the most thorough         studies ever done of a nineteenth-century black American. [It] will be         the standard." -- J. M. Matthews, Choice       "Breaks new and important         ground in the field of African-American history. . . . [It] is both a         social history of the period and the remarkable story of Langston's formative         life and career as a free black Ohioan in pre-Civil War America."         -- David C. Dennard, Journal of Southern History       "A sensitive biography         of a black leader and a full-scale history of the society in which he         matured and began his career." -- John B. Boles, American Historical         Review       "The Cheeks have masterfully         performed . . . their chief task--the transformation of autobiography         into social history." -- Wilson J. Moses, Reviews in American         History  A volume in the series         Blacks in the New World, edited by August Meier and John H. Bracey  

William Cheek is professor of history at San Diego State University and author of Black Resistance before the Civil War.Aimee Lee Cheek is a writer and consultant in San Diego.