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The Resource First martyr of liberty : Crispus Attucks in American memory, Mitch Kachun

First martyr of liberty : Crispus Attucks in American memory, Mitch Kachun

Label
First martyr of liberty : Crispus Attucks in American memory
Title
First martyr of liberty
Title remainder
Crispus Attucks in American memory
Statement of responsibility
Mitch Kachun
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"First Martyr of Liberty explores how Crispus Attucks's death in the 1770 Boston Massacre, often cited as the first man to die in the American Revolution, led to his achieving mythic significance in African Americans' struggle to incorporate their experiences and heroes into the mainstream ofthe American historical narrative. While the other victims of the Massacre have been largely ignored, Attucks is widely celebrated as the first to die in the cause of freedom during the era of the American Revolution. He became a symbolic embodiment of black patriotism and citizenship. This book traces Attucks's career through both history and myth to understand how his public memory has been constructed through commemorations and monuments; institutions and organizations bearing his name; juvenile biographies; works of poetry, drama, and visual arts; popular and academichistories; and school textbooks. There will likely never be a definitive biography of Crispus Attucks since so little evidence exists about the man's actual life. While what can and cannot be known about Attucks is addressed here, the focus is on how he has been remembered - variously as either ahero or a villain - and why at times he has been forgotten by different groups and individuals from the eighteenth century to the present day."--Provided by the publisher.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kachun, Mitchell A.
Dewey number
  • 973.3/113092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.A86
LC item number
K33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attucks, Crispus
  • African Americans
  • Revolutionaries
  • Boston Massacre, 1770
Label
First martyr of liberty : Crispus Attucks in American memory, Mitch Kachun
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199731619.001.0001
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Who was this man? -- The dustbin of history: Crispus Attucks and American amnesia, 1770s-1840s -- First martyr of liberty: Crispus Attucks and the struggle for citizenship in the Civil War era -- Crispus Attucks meets Jim Crow: the segregation of American memory, 1870s-1910s -- Crispus Attucks meets the new Negro: Black history and Black heroes between the world wars -- Crispus Attucks meets Dorie Miller: Black patriotism and activism in the World War II era -- Crispus Attucks and the Black freedom struggle, 1950s-1970s -- Crispus Attucks from the bicentennial to the culture wars, 1970s-1990s -- Crispus Attucks in twenty-first century America
Control code
ocn975367767
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780199731619
Lccn
2017003265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027300115
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199731619
  • (OCoLC)975367767
Label
First martyr of liberty : Crispus Attucks in American memory, Mitch Kachun
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199731619.001.0001
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Who was this man? -- The dustbin of history: Crispus Attucks and American amnesia, 1770s-1840s -- First martyr of liberty: Crispus Attucks and the struggle for citizenship in the Civil War era -- Crispus Attucks meets Jim Crow: the segregation of American memory, 1870s-1910s -- Crispus Attucks meets the new Negro: Black history and Black heroes between the world wars -- Crispus Attucks meets Dorie Miller: Black patriotism and activism in the World War II era -- Crispus Attucks and the Black freedom struggle, 1950s-1970s -- Crispus Attucks from the bicentennial to the culture wars, 1970s-1990s -- Crispus Attucks in twenty-first century America
Control code
ocn975367767
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780199731619
Lccn
2017003265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027300115
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199731619
  • (OCoLC)975367767

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