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Amos Fortune Free Man by Elizabeth Yates

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Published by Dutton in New York .
Written in English


  • Fortune, Amos, -- 1709 or 10-1801,
  • African Americans -- Biography

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Edition Notes

StatementElizabeth Yates ; illustrated by Nora S. Unwin
LC ClassificationsE185.97.F73 Y3 1963
The Physical Object
Pagination181 p. :
Number of Pages181
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16247635M
ISBN 100525255702
LC Control Number64001699

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Amos Fortune, Free Man is a biographical novel by Elizabeth Yates that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in It is about a young African prince who is captured and taken to America as a slave. He masters a trade, purchases his freedom and dies free in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, in Author: Elizabeth Yates. Her first book was published there in This novel, Amos Fortune: Free Man, offers the reader a journey of amazement and admiration of a man who over came slavery and became a celebrity of his time. Amos Fortune, formerly At-mun, bought his freedom from his owner and began his life as a tanner/5. The Amos Fortune, Free Man Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by Author: Elizabeth Yates. The book begins in the early s. Amos Fortune is born in into the At-mun-shi, in an African village. He is the son of the tribe’s chief, given the name At-mun, and celebrated as the newborn prince. At-mun grows up in the mostly happy and peace-seeking tribe .

Written with teachers in mind this book compares the historical record with fictional accounts of Fortune’s life, notably Elizabeth Yates’ well-known children’s book, Amos Fortune, Free Man available from the Toadstool Book Store. Another source is the American National Biography published in by the Oxford University Press. Based on the true story of Amos Fortune of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, Amos Fortune was born At-mun, son of an African king. In , when he was 15 years old, he was captured by slave traders, brought to America, and sold at auction. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave under two masters to buy his own freedom. Free at age 60, and having bought three wives (the first two died less than a year /5(2). AMOS FORTUNE: FREE MAN ELIZABETH YATES WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL Amos Fortune was born the son of a king in the At-mun-shi tribe in Africa. The year was At fifteen he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. There he lived as a . Sold at auction in America and haunted by the memory of his young sister left behind in Africa, At-mun, now Amos, began his long march to freedom. He dreamed of being free and of buying the freedom of his closest friends. By the time he was 60 years old, Amos Fortune began to see those dreams come true.

12 quotes from Amos Fortune, Free Man: ‘some things are too wonderful even for a child, and freedom's one of them’ Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. White was the most beautiful color she knew. Yet when she would say that to Amos he would remind her that the brown of the Cited by: WELCOME, LET THE FUN BEGIN! Get e-Books "Amos Fortune Free Man" on Pdf, ePub, Tuebl, Mobi and Audiobook for are more than 1 Million Books that have been enjoyed by people from all over the world. Always update books hourly, if not looking, search in . Amos Fortune, Free Man" succeeds on many levels. It is an accurate piece of historical fiction, dramatizing the events and people that filled the early days of colonial America. It is compassionate in its approach to the irony and hypocrisy of the by: Amos Fortune (c. – November ) was a prominent African-American citizen of Jaffrey, New Hampshire in the 18th century. Fortune was born in Africa and brought to America as a slave. He purchased his freedom at the age of 60 and moved to Jaffrey to start a leather tannery business. Documents now archived at the Jaffrey Public Library testify to his literacy, community position, and.