The Resource When owing a shilling costs a dollar : the saga of Lewis G. Clarke, born a "white" slave, Carver Clark Gayton

When owing a shilling costs a dollar : the saga of Lewis G. Clarke, born a "white" slave, Carver Clark Gayton

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When owing a shilling costs a dollar : the saga of Lewis G. Clarke, born a "white" slave
Title
When owing a shilling costs a dollar
Title remainder
the saga of Lewis G. Clarke, born a "white" slave
Statement of responsibility
Carver Clark Gayton
Title variation
Saga of Lewis G. Clarke, born a "white" slave
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Language
eng
Summary
Lewis G. Clarke, born into slavery, was separated from his Scottish father and quadroon mother at the age of six in Madison County, Kentucky. The atrocities he suffered and witnessed under his new masters were abominable and way beyond what most slaves endured during slavery. After escaping from bondage, Clarke then traveled to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and became a primary spokesman for the abolitionist movement throughout the Northeast and Canada during the 1840s and 1850s. While in Cambridge, he lived in the home of Aaron and Mary Safford where he met many times with Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary's stepsister, as well as many other luminaries of the abolitionist movement. The rebellious quadroon slave George Harris of Mrs. Stowe's book Uncle Tom's Cabin was identified by her as based significantly upon the life of Clarke. When the Civil War ended, Clarke continued to be in demand as a speaker, nationally, on behalf of former slaves. Clarke's notoriety and influence was such that when he died in Lexington, Kentucky, that his passing was noted in newspapers throughout the world with full-page eulogies. If there was a common thread in Lewis's life, it related to striving to have the kind of family life that he never experienced as a child; however, during his lifetime, the vicissitudes of race and color lines in America made his vision not only challenging but ephemeral
Biography type
individual biography
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UOK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gayton, Carver
Dewey number
  • 326.8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clarke, Lewis Garrard
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Clarke, Lewis Garrard
  • African American abolitionists
  • Slaves
  • Abolitionists
  • Abolitionists
  • African American abolitionists
  • Characters and characteristics
  • Slaves
  • Kentucky
  • United States
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When owing a shilling costs a dollar : the saga of Lewis G. Clarke, born a "white" slave, Carver Clark Gayton
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781499017816
Lccn
2014913820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897473641
  • 837583
  • (OCoLC)ocn897473641
  • 837583
Label
When owing a shilling costs a dollar : the saga of Lewis G. Clarke, born a "white" slave, Carver Clark Gayton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781499017816
Lccn
2014913820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897473641
  • 837583
  • (OCoLC)ocn897473641
  • 837583

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