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Author Johnston, James H., 1944-

Title From slave ship to Harvard : Yarrow Mamout and the history of an African American family / James H. Johnston.

Publication Info. New York : Fordham University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY MAMOUT, YARROW    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-MAMOUT, Y.    Check Shelf
Description 302 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 269-275).
Summary "The life of Yarrow Mamout and his descendants captures the enormous self-agency that enslaved and free blacks displayed in colonial America. This exceptional man was a Muslim and a slave for forty-four years before earning enough money to buy a house in Georgetown in 1800, a very rich place even then. Mamout's story is of Islam in early America, of slavery in the nation's capital, and of the role free blacks played to free their sisters and brothers"--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Mamout, Yarrow, 1736-1823.
Mamout, Yarrow, 1736-1823 -- Family.
Slaves -- Maryland -- Biography.
Free African Americans -- Maryland -- Biography.
African Americans -- Maryland -- Biography.
Slavery -- Maryland -- History.
African American families -- Maryland -- Biography.
ISBN 9780823239504 cloth alkaline paper
0823239500 cloth alkaline paper
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