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Forten, James (1766 - 1842), Sailmaker, Social Reformer

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195167771
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780195386479
Forten, James (1766 - 1842), Sailmaker, Social Reformer

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James Forten was born into a free black family in Philadelphia. When he was eight he began working alongside his

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