4 edition of Fugitive Blacksmith or Events in the History of James W. C. Pennington found in the catalog.
July 30, 2005 by IndyPublish.com .
Written in English
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Thereafter Pennington traveled frequently to Peace Conventions, including a second trip to the international Peace Congress in Germany in Since New School Presbyterians had lost connections to the south and were not doing much to prepare for this transformation, he joined the African Methodist Episcopal Church and even preached for a short time during in Natchez, Mississippi. Fearing that his family would be implicated if he fled, he did not tell his parents or his siblings about his intent to leave, and, taking up his few belongings on a Sunday in November, he walked off the plantation where he had spent most of his life. As he his readings opened his eyes to the doctrinal details of Christianity, they laid the groundwork for his work as a Presbyterian minister. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE.
Pennington had been involved with others in suing a streetcar company, and despite what had seemed a legal victory, the practices still continued. While in Europe, Pennington was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Heidelbergthe first African American to be so honored. The being of slavery, its soul and body, lives and moves in the chattel principle, the property principle, the bill of sale principle; the cart whip, starvation, and nakedness, are its inevitable consequences to a greater or less extent, warring with the dispositions of men. He first served a congregation on Long Island, likely in Queens. There are no mothers who rear, and educate in the natural graces, finer daughters than the Ethiopian women, who have the least chance to give scope to their maternal affections. Because of the chattels principle, Pennington argues, even the kindest masters cannot be true Christians; their willingness to buy and sell other human beings is contrary to the very foundations of Christianity.
He urged his parishioners to test the ruling, and soon found himself tested by being asked to leave a streetcar. When the officer refused to act, Pennington got back on the car and was arrested. I would avail myself of this moment also, to acknowledge the kindness of the gentlemen of the newspaper press for the many favourable reviews which my little book has received. Photo by Rich Reifsnyder.
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Only eighteen years old at the time, he knew he might be putting his family in additional danger; nevertheless, he was determined to be free, whatever the cost.
I have other questions or need to report an error Please email the diagnostic information above to help pglaf. As he learned to see slavery not only as a grave offense against mankind, but also as a violation of God's most fundamental commandments, Pennington felt impelled to join the abolitionist cause, finding himself pondering how best to go about alleviating the suffering of the thousands of slaves who were still in thrall to their masters.
Photo from Wikicommons. With no free papers and no plausible reason for being abroad, Pennington is considered a runaway and is taken to a tavern for questioning.
Pennington's narrative portrays his life as both a physical and spiritual progression. Pennington to the editor of the British Banner, January 4,quoted in Webber, p. The British public has laid me under renewed obligations by this mark of liberality, which I hasten to acknowledge.
His autobiographical narrative was published in under the title The Fugitive Blacksmith. Hooker opened secret negotiations for purchase with his former owner, Frisby Tilghman. By looking at the map, it will be seen that Maryland, like Virginia her neighbour, is divided by the Chesapeake Bay into eastern and western shores.
Not all forms of abolition were deeply rooted in evangelical religion. Pennington had wrestled with the issue as far back as his writing of A Text Book, but he had chosen to remain in the church, promote his convictions, and advocate for reform.
My feelings are always outraged when I hear them speak of "kind masters," "Christian masters," "the mildest form of slavery," "well fed and clothed slaves," as extenuations of slavery; I am satisfied they either mean to pervert the truth, or they do not know what they say.
It was a financial struggle, and he appealed from time to time to wealthy allies for support and went on the lecture circuit to secure additional income.
When the officer refused to act, Pennington got back on the car and was arrested. On this circuit, he was the first black pastor to preach in a number of Connecticut churches.
Also Thomas, pp. The struggle for justice is long and hard, and it continues into our time. I would avail myself of this moment also, to acknowledge the kindness of the gentlemen of the newspaper press for the many favourable reviews which my little book has received.
The hurdles he overcame both before and after he escaped from slavery in order to exercise his liberty and pursue his dreams are one thing; the freedom he found in Christ, as all Christians can testify, is even more profound.
Like many other social advocates of his time, Pennington was involved in multiple reform organizations. It had been formed by Elizabeth's father Thomas L. After several days of harrowing adventure and near recapture, he found his way to a Quaker family in Pennsylvania that was part of the network of the Underground Railroad.
After two years in Newtown, he received a call to the Talcott Street Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut, where he continued his activity in anti-slavery organizations.
In the early s Kings County and Brooklyn on Long Island still had many enslaved laborers, as they were important to the agricultural economy of the area at the time.
Many of the writers here have translated works from other languages into English, while others have written in languages besides English, including dictionaries and grammars for students.
After entering Pennsylvania starving, exhausted, and still haunted by the fear of being overtaken by his master, Pennington encountered a kind woman who directed him to the home of a man who would be willing to help him.
Calhoun, taking this action to honor Pennington is worthy of praise. Skinner,p. He continued to be active in the Negro Convention movement, becoming its presiding officer in He urged his parishioners to test the ruling, and soon found himself tested by being asked to leave a streetcar.
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The fugitive blacksmith; or, Events in the history of James W.C. Pennington. [James W C Pennington] -- James W. C. Pennington () was born a slave on a Maryland plantation. He escaped to the North at the age of twenty-one, leaving his parents and eleven siblings.
He lived first in Pennsylvania.