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Mumbet: The Life and Times of Elizabeth Freeman: The True Story of a Slave Who Won Her Freedom

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A biography of the eighteenth-century female slave whose court case helped to set precedents that would bar slavery in Massachusetts.
Library Binding, 112 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Avisson Press Inc
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May 15, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
Very dry but informative text about the life and times of Mumbet, a slave in Massachusetts who took her case to court in order to gain her freedom. After the Revolutionary War was won and the United States had gained independence from England, Mumbet heard a public reading of the Declaration of Independence and felt that freedom applied to her also. She got a lawyer and proceeded with her case.

Of course, there is very little known about this slave so there is scant information that is strictly
Jul 14, 2012 Nikki rated it did not like it
This is supposed to be a young adult book about Mumbet but most of the information is about Massachusetts and the Ashley/Sedgwick families. Early in the text it states that there are no actual records to back up the information about her life so there are really no details to give, especially since she did not write anything herself. I like history but even I found this book to be very dry and could not imagine any young person being able to finish it. I would really give it ZERO stars!
Jan 03, 2013 Asha rated it it was amazing
Very informative and rich with the history of African American slavery. It gave an amazing perspective from the "black" point of view.
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