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Black Education in New York State - From Colonial to Modern Times (Paperback): Carleton Mabee Black Education in New York State - From Colonial to Modern Times (Paperback)
Carleton Mabee
R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The American Leonardo - A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse (Paperback): Carleton Mabee The American Leonardo - A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse (Paperback)
Carleton Mabee; Introduction by Allan Nevins
R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a new release of the original 1944 edition.

The American Leonardo - A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse (Hardcover): Carleton Mabee The American Leonardo - A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse (Hardcover)
Carleton Mabee; Introduction by Allan Nevins
R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a new release of the original 1944 edition.

Gardiner and Lake Minnewaska (Hardcover): Carleton Mabee Gardiner and Lake Minnewaska (Hardcover)
Carleton Mabee
R548 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R120 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sojourner Truth - Slave, Prophet, Legend (Paperback): Carleton Mabee Sojourner Truth - Slave, Prophet, Legend (Paperback)
Carleton Mabee
R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"This first-rate biography presents us with a heroine considerably more interesting--more original, more powerful--than the personality sentimentalists have often portrayed."
--"The New Yorker"

"Mabee chronicles Truth's life with restrained passion, refusing to fall into the traps of history by accepting what has merely been repeated...It is impressive in its depth, sparking a new interest in the woman being unveiled--a woman so many of us thought we already knew."
--"The Boston Globe"

"I am particulary impressed with the extremely high quality of the primary research and with the presentation of specific historical evidence on areas of Truth's life. . . . that have been mythologized by other writers. The book is obviously the result of years of careful and laborious sifting through antislavery newspapers and memoirs of Truth's activist associates. . . . [and] makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of this woman's public life and her relationship to the reform movements of nineteenth-century America. Equally important, in a tempered and reasoned way, it presents us with an object lesson in how political movements (perhaps necessarily) attempt to appropriate. . . . historical hero figures for their own purposes.

"Sojourner Truth" will stimulate lively discussions among both academics and nonacademics interested in the history of race relations in the United States."
--Jean Humez, author of "Gifts of Power: The Writings of Rebecca Jackson, Black Visionary, Shaker Eldress"

Many Americans have long since forgotten that there ever was slavery along the Hudson River. Yet Sojourner Truth was born a slave near the Hudson River in Ulster County, New York, in the late 1700s. Called merely Isabella as a slave, once freed she adopted the name of Sojourner Truth and became a national figure in the struggle for the emancipation of both blacks and women in Civil War America.

Despite the discrimination she suffered as both a black and a woman, Truth significantly shaped both her own life and the struggle for human rights in America. Through her fierce intelligence, her resourcefulness, and her eloquence, she became widely acknowledged as a remarkable figure during her life, and she has become one of the most heavily mythologized figures in American history.

While some of the myths about Truth have served positive functions, they have also contributed to distortions about American history, specifically about the history of blacks and women. In this landmark work, the product of years of primary research, Pulizter-Prize winning biographer Carleton Mabee has unearthed the best available sources about this remarkable woman to reconstruct her life as directly as the most original and reliable available sources permit. Included here are new insights on why she never learned to read, on the authenticity of the famous quotations attributed to her (such as Ar'n't I a woman?), her relationship to President Lincoln, her role in the abolitionist movement, her crusade to move freed slaves from the South to the North, and her life as a singer, orator, feminist and woman of faith. This is an engaging, historically precise biography that reassesses the place of Sojourner Truth--slave, prophet, legend--in American history.

Sojourner Truth is one of the most famous and most mythologized figures in American history. Pulitzer-Prize-winning biographerCarleton Mabee unearths heretofore-neglected sources and offers valuable new insights into the life of a woman who, against all odds, became a central figure in the struggle for the emancipation of slaves and women in Civil War America.

Gardiner and Lake Minnewaska (Paperback): Carleton Mabee Gardiner and Lake Minnewaska (Paperback)
Carleton Mabee
R415 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R85 (20%) Out of stock

Located halfway between New York City and Albany, the Gardiner and Minnewaska region includes not only the Wallkill Valley lowlands but also Lake Minnewaska, a mountain lake, and the wonders of the mountains around it. The region, settled some three hundred years ago by French Huguenots and Dutch, long featured dairy and fruit farming in the valley and millstone cutting and berry picking in the mountains. In stunning photographs, Gardiner and Lake Minnewaska portrays the history of this region: the Tuthilltown gristmill, in operation for more than two hundred years; the Gardiner boarding houses and Minnewaska mountain hotels, which for years attracted guests; the state park that developed as the hotels disappeared and that now offers a vast network of hiking trails; and the rise of two new daring sports: rock climbing and skydiving.

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