Coverart for item
The Resource But one race : the life of Robert Purvis, Margaret Hope Bacon

But one race : the life of Robert Purvis, Margaret Hope Bacon

Label
But one race : the life of Robert Purvis
Title
But one race
Title remainder
the life of Robert Purvis
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Hope Bacon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in South Carolina to a wealthy white father and mixed race mother, Robert Purvis (1810-1898) was one of the nineteenth century's leading black abolitionists and orators. In this first biography of Purvis, Margaret Hope Bacon uses his eloquent and often fierce speeches to provide a glimpse into the life of a passionate and distinguished man, intimately involved with a wide range of major reform movements, including abolition, civil rights, Underground Railroad activism, women's rights, Irish Home Rule, Native American rights, and prison reform. Citing his role in developing the Philadelphia Vigilant Committee, an all black organization that helped escaped slaves secure passage to the North, the New York Times described Purvis at the time of his death as the president of the Underground Railroad. Voicing his opposition to a decision by the state of Pennsylvania to disenfranchise black voters in 1838, Purvis declared "there is but one race, the human race." But One Race is the dramatic story of one of the most important figures of his time."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bacon, Margaret Hope
Dewey number
  • 973.7/114092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E449.P983
LC item number
B33 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abolitionists
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Antislavery movements
  • African American abolitionists
  • Purvis, Robert
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Label
But one race : the life of Robert Purvis, Margaret Hope Bacon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of southern birth -- The city of brotherly love -- Present at the beginning -- World traveler -- "We are not intruders here" -- To aid the fleeing slave -- A time of loss -- Gentleman farmer -- "This wicked law" -- "Are we not men?" -- "A proud day for the colored man" -- "Equality of rights for all" -- The Freedman's savings bank -- "We are to the manner born" -- "His magnificent record."
Control code
67727805
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 279 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780791470077
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006012419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)67727805
Label
But one race : the life of Robert Purvis, Margaret Hope Bacon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of southern birth -- The city of brotherly love -- Present at the beginning -- World traveler -- "We are not intruders here" -- To aid the fleeing slave -- A time of loss -- Gentleman farmer -- "This wicked law" -- "Are we not men?" -- "A proud day for the colored man" -- "Equality of rights for all" -- The Freedman's savings bank -- "We are to the manner born" -- "His magnificent record."
Control code
67727805
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 279 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780791470077
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006012419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)67727805

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...