John Malvin was a free black who left Virginia in 1827 for Ohio where he held a variety of jobs including cook, carpenter, and canal boat captain. He was a Baptist minister, abolitionist, and supporter of public education. Originally published in 1879, this story is one of hard work, a struggle for equality, and a belief in progress. Allan Peskin, professor of history at Cleveland State University, notes in his introduction that Malvin's autobiography mirrors the man: direct, unadorned, dignified, and optimistic.
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Book Description Western Reserve Historical, Cleveland, OH, 1996. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Edition Unstated. Book is New, Excellent condition. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History. ISBN: 0911704485. ISBN/EAN: 9780911704488. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1560799002. Bookseller Inventory # 1560799002
Book Description Dec 01, 1966. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # SJ-006D-F8IC
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