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Published: 14 May 2012

310 Pages | 25 b/w illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823239504

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From Slave Ship to Harvard

Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family

James H. Johnston

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • The remarkable story of an African-American family's rise from American slavery to the American dream
  • Yarrow Mamout's portrait is a go-to image as the
  • This book not only follows the life of a remarkable individual, but chronicles the experiences of an entire family throughout all of American history-very much like a non-fiction Roots
  • Yarrow and his family were important figures in the history of Georgetown, Maryland, as evidenced by the many streets and neighborhoods that bear their name