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Tasting freedom [electronic resource] : Octavius Catto and the battle for equality in Civil War America / Daniel R. Biddle and Murray Dubin.

Author/Creator:
Biddle, Daniel R.
Publication:
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (630 p.)
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Subjects:
Free African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
African American political activists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
African American teachers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
African American baseball players -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
Civil rights movements -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
Racism -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Catto, Octavius V., 1839-1871.
McMullen, William, 1824-1901.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Octavius Valentine Catto was an orator who shared stages with Frederick Douglass, a second baseman on Philadelphia's best black baseball team, a teacher at the city's finest black school and an activist who fought in the state capital and on the streets for equal rights. With his racially-charged murder, the nation lost a civil rights pioneer-one who risked his life a century before Selma and Birmingham. In Tasting Freedom Murray Dubin and Pulitzer Prize winner Dan Biddle painstakingly chronicle the life of this charismatic black leader-a "free" black whose freedom was i
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Introduction: "A Hundred O. V. Cattos"; 1. Charleston; 2. Arm in Arm; 3. ""Keep the Flame Burning...""; 4. With Giants; 5. Lessons; 6. The Irish, the Killers, and Squire McMullen; 7. ""Arise, Young North""; 8. ""How Much I Yearn to Be a Man""; 9. A Chance on the Pavement; 10. The Wolf Killers; 11. Manhood; 12. The Battle for the Streetcars; 13. Baseball; 14. The Hide of the Rhinoceros; 15. Election Day; 16. The Venus of the High Trapeze; Epilogue: The Legacy; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Dubin, Murray.
ISBN:
1-59213-467-X
1-59213-465-3
OCLC:
650495418