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From Boy to Man

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of John Brown Russwurm. Born on October 1, 1799 in Port Antonio, capital of the eastern Jamaican parish of Portland, John Brown Russwurm was the son of a ... More


Governor Russwurm: The Cape Palmas Years

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the Maryland State Colonization Society's (MSCS) establishment of a colony known as Maryland in Liberia at Cape Palmas in 1834. The MSCS put into place a democratic ... More


“We Have Found a Haven”: In the Land of His Fathers

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes events following Russwurm's arrival in Monrovia in November 1829. Like many other New World Pan-Africanists after him, Russwurm saw his arrival as much more than an individual ... More


The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Winston James

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

John Brown Russwurm (1799–1851) is almost completely missing from the annals of the Pan-African movement, despite the pioneering role he played. Russwurm's life is one of “firsts”: first African ... More


Quitting America and Its Cost

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter deals with Russwurm's about-face from being a critic to a supporter of black colonization in Africa. He saw the establishment of a colony in Africa as a way for blacks to escape the ... More


Epilogue: Russwurm in His Rightful Place

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the legacy of John Brown Russwurm. His contribution to Liberian development was immense. More than any other leading figure of his time, he sought unity between those from ... More


Writings from Liberia

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents Russwurm's writings from Liberia. These include extracts of his letters to Rev. A. R. Plumley dated November 18, 1829 and to Edward Jones dated March 20, 1830, where Russwurm ... More


Freedom’s Journal: Pleading Our Own Cause

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Freedom's Journal, America's first black newspaper, with Samuel Cornish (1795–1859) and Russwurm as senior and junior editors, respectively. They sought to make Freedom's ... More


Prologue: The Man Out of Place

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This prologue begins with reflections on how John Brown Russwurm is almost completely missing from the annals of the Pan-African movement. It argues that Russwurm deserves better. His pioneering ... More


Writings from Freedom’s Journal

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents writings from Freedom's Journal, the first black-run and black-owned newspaper in the United States that commenced publication on Friday, March 16, 1827. These include articles ... More


Early Writings

Winston James

in The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the earliest known writings of John Brown Russwurm. These include the commencement address that Russwurm delivered on September 6, 1826, as the first black graduate of Bowdoin ... More


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