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David Ruggles a radical black abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City by Graham Russell Hodges

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .
Written in English


Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementGraham Russell Gao Hodges
SeriesThe John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE449.R94 H63 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination266 p.:
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24561801M
ISBN 109780807833261, 9780807872642
LC Control Number2009031106
OCLC/WorldCa428926481

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David Ruggles: A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture (Paperback)) by Hodges | Aug 1, out of 5 stars 4. The Author of this book does a nice job telling the story of a great but largely forgotten could not have been an easy book to Ruggles was a very brave man whose story needed to be told and it is an interesting book Russell Hodges does a clever job writng this tale,pieced together from many different sources Cited by: David Ruggles was born in Norwich, Connecticut in , the eldest of seven children, to free black parents. His father, David Sr., was a blacksmith. His mother, Nancy, was a noted caterer and a founding member of the local Methodist church. Ruggles was educated at religious charity schools in Norwich. Ruggles was born in in Connecticut. His father, David Sr. was a blacksmith and woodcutter while his mother, Nancy, was a caterer. The Ruggles family included eight children. As African-Americans who had acquired wealth, the family lived in the affluent Bean Hill area and were devout Methodists. Ruggles attended Sabbath : Femi Lewis.

Born on Ma , in Lyme, a small fishing village near Norwich, Connecticut, Ruggles was the first of eight children of free blacks David and Nancy Ruggles. David Sr. was born in . The book was adapted into a television film of the same title which first aired April 7, , on received a Nielsen rating of and was viewed in million households. The film starred Scott Bairstow as Mark Kinney, Amy Jo Johnson as Susan McConnell, Mario Lopez as David Ruggles, and Jay Thomas as Mr. Griffin, and was directed by Jack : Lois Duncan. David Ruggles passed away on January 7, in Harwich, : David Ruggles was arguably the first full-time black activist in the United States. He operated New York’s first library and bookstore for black people, edited and sold newspapers and magazines, and founded a black high school and a literary society.

David Ruggles was born free in Connecticut, a state with a rich revolutionary heritage. Those facts affected his later life immensely. Born on Ma , in Lyme, a small fishing village near Norwich, Connecticut, Ruggles was the first of eight children of . David Ruggles () was one of the most heroic--and has been one of the most often overlooked--figures of the early abolitionist movement in America. Graham Russell Gao Hodges provides the first biography of this African American activist, writer, publisher, and hydrotherapist who secured liberty for more than six hundred former bond Cited by:   Dr. Hodges, whose book, “David Ruggles: A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City” (University of North Carolina Press), will reach stores March 1, attempts to reestablish Ruggles as a major figure in the American antislavery movement, while drawing focus to New York as an important locale for abolitionist. for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources. The University of North Carolina Press has been a member of the Green Press Initiative since Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hodges, Graham Russell, – David Ruggles: a radical black abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City /.