A free Black girl before the Civil War the diary of Charlotte Forten, 1854 by Charlotte L. Forten

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  • Forten, Charlotte L. -- Juvenile literature,
  • Forten, Charlotte L,
  • African American teenage girls -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- Diaries -- Juvenile literature,
  • Free African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Salem -- Diaries -- Juvenile literature,
  • Antislavery movements -- Massachusetts -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature,
  • Antislavery movements,
  • African Americans -- History,
  • Diaries,
  • African Americans -- Biography,
  • Women -- Biography,
  • Salem (Mass.) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature,
  • Salem (Mass.) -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature,
  • Massachusetts -- Race relations,
  • Massachusetts -- Social life and customs

About the Edition

The diary of a sixteen-year-old free African American who lived in Massachusettts in 1854 records her schooling, participation in the antislavery movement, and concern for an arrested fugitive slave. Includes sidebars, activities, and a timeline related to this era.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Christy Steele with Kerry Graves ; foreword by Suzanne Bunkers ; [illustrator, Linda Clavel].
GenreJuvenile literature., Diaries, Biography.
SeriesDiaries, letters, and memoirs
ContributionsSteele, Christy, 1970-, Graves, Kerry A., Clavel, Linda, ill.
LC ClassificationsF74.S1 F67 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL33034M
ISBN 100736803459
LC Control Number99015276

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