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James Mars

(1790—1880)


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(b. 3 March 1790; d. 27 May 1880), political activist, churchman, and autobiographer.

James Mars was born to enslaved parents in Canaan, Connecticut. His father, Jupiter, and his mother, Fanny, were owned by the Reverend Thompson, Canaan's Congregational minister.

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Subjects: United States History.


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