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The Resource The first emancipator : the forgotten story of Robert Carter, the founding father who freed his slaves, Andrew Levy

The first emancipator : the forgotten story of Robert Carter, the founding father who freed his slaves, Andrew Levy

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The first emancipator : the forgotten story of Robert Carter, the founding father who freed his slaves
Title
The first emancipator
Title remainder
the forgotten story of Robert Carter, the founding father who freed his slaves
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Levy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robert Carter III was born into the highest circles of Virginia's Colonial aristocracy, neighbor and kin to the Washingtons and Lees and a friend and peer to Thomas Jefferson and George Mason. But in 1791, Carter severed his ties with this elite at the stroke of a pen. Having gradually grown to feel that what he possessed was not truly his, clashing repeatedly with his neighbors, his friends, government officials, and, most poignantly, his own family, he set free nearly five hundred slaves in the largest single act of liberation in the history of American slavery before the Emancipation Proclamation. How did Carter succeed in what George Washington and Thomas Jefferson claimed they fervently desired but were powerless to effect? And why has his name all but vanished from the annals of American history? In this vivid book, Andrew Levy traces the confluence of circumstance, conviction, war, and passion that led to Carter's extraordinary act
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levy, Andrew
Index
index present
LC call number
F229.C34
LC item number
L48 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carter, Robert
  • Plantation owners
  • Slaveholders
  • Gentry
  • Revolutionaries
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Slaves
Label
The first emancipator : the forgotten story of Robert Carter, the founding father who freed his slaves, Andrew Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-214) and index
Contents
Celebrated -- I: Revelation -- King of America (1728-1768) -- Dance or die (1768-1774) -- Heavenly confusion (1774-1778) -- II: Revolution -- Inglorious connexions (1778-1789) -- Deed of gift (1789-1804) -- Plans and advice
Control code
ocm56413293
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 310 p.
Isbn
9780375508653
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004054054
Label
The first emancipator : the forgotten story of Robert Carter, the founding father who freed his slaves, Andrew Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-214) and index
Contents
Celebrated -- I: Revelation -- King of America (1728-1768) -- Dance or die (1768-1774) -- Heavenly confusion (1774-1778) -- II: Revolution -- Inglorious connexions (1778-1789) -- Deed of gift (1789-1804) -- Plans and advice
Control code
ocm56413293
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 310 p.
Isbn
9780375508653
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004054054

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