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In 1985, Nick Salvatore stumbled upon a 2,000-page chronicle in a Harvard library. The journal of Amos Webber, who was active in the Underground Railroad, fought in the Civil War and was a political activist, is the core of this eye-opening history. Through Webber's life, readers see not only the history of one man, but the history of our nation. Photos.
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An amazingly rich window onto a lost world of African American history Lost for over a hundred years until their rediscovery by Nick Salvatore, Amos Webber’s “Thermometer Books” recorded six decades of the daily experiences of a black freeman in nineteenth-century Philadelphia and Worcester, Massachusetts. These diaries form the basis for Salvatore’s vital portrait of an everyday hero who struggled unrelentingly for his people in a land that still considered blacks to be less than human. In We All Got History, we see Webber working as a janitor; rescuing fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad; marching triumphantly into Richmond with the Fifth Massachusetts Cavalry; and active in the religious and fraternal organizations that became the cement of the African American community. What emerges from this moving history is not only a picture of Webber the man, but also of the vibrant African American culture that nurtured him.From the Publisher:
"A rich chronicle...a valuable picture of everyday life in the black community."--The New York Times Book Review
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