The Resource Captain Paul Cuffe's logs and letters, 1808-1817 : a Black Quaker's "voice from within the veil", Rosalind Cobb Wiggins

Captain Paul Cuffe's logs and letters, 1808-1817 : a Black Quaker's "voice from within the veil", Rosalind Cobb Wiggins

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Captain Paul Cuffe's logs and letters, 1808-1817 : a Black Quaker's "voice from within the veil"
Title
Captain Paul Cuffe's logs and letters, 1808-1817
Title remainder
a Black Quaker's "voice from within the veil"
Statement of responsibility
Rosalind Cobb Wiggins
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • While his name is familiar to Friends, most know little about Paul Cuffe - shipbuilder, merchantman, man of faith. He was one of the few black Quakers in the early 1800s and an important figure in American trade history. In Captain Paul Cuffe's Logs and Letters, editor Rosalind Wiggins has collected Cuffe's correspondence and ship's logs, written between 1808 and 1817. She presents original manuscripts that tell the story of Cuffe's efforts to undercut the slave trade by forming a trading cooperative in Sierra Leone, thus linking the United States, England, and small West African nations. Wiggins discusses the insurmountable obstacles Cuffe faced: the War of 1812, a trade embargo, and increased power of slave traders among others; the widespread network of African-American organizations that provided help; the deep concern for education within the black community; and the strength of the church in that community
  • This presentation of original source documents contributes to scholars' views of the activities of free blacks before the Civil War and forms a significant addition to existing biographical information about Paul Cuffe. Editor Wiggins reveals Cuffe's story in his own words, preserving spelling and punctuation of a self-educated man who wrote in a time when phonetic spelling was still acceptable. Yet one quickly begins to "hear" the inflection of his speech and understands its meaning
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiggins, Rosalind Cobb
Dewey number
  • 973.4/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.C96
LC item number
W54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rhode Island Black Heritage Society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cuffe, Paul
  • Cuffe, Paul
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Ship captains
  • Quakers
  • Back to Africa movement
  • African Americans
  • Massachusetts
  • Sierra Leone
Label
Captain Paul Cuffe's logs and letters, 1808-1817 : a Black Quaker's "voice from within the veil", Rosalind Cobb Wiggins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Under the auspices of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, with a grant from the Anna H. and Elizabeth Chace Fund."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 529 p.
Isbn
9780882581835
Isbn Type
(alk. paper) 170
Lccn
95026720
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u971439-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJP-0774
  • 05171
  • (OCoLC)33948869
Label
Captain Paul Cuffe's logs and letters, 1808-1817 : a Black Quaker's "voice from within the veil", Rosalind Cobb Wiggins
Publication
Note
"Under the auspices of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, with a grant from the Anna H. and Elizabeth Chace Fund."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 529 p.
Isbn
9780882581835
Isbn Type
(alk. paper) 170
Lccn
95026720
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u971439-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJP-0774
  • 05171
  • (OCoLC)33948869

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