Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem (Hardcover)

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    There is a skeleton in the Mattatuck Museum in Connecticut. It has been in the town for over 200 years. In 1996, community members decided to find out what they could about it. Historians discovered that the bones were those of a slave name Fortune, who was owned by a local doctor. After Fortune's death, the doctor rendered the bones. Further research revealed that Fortune had married, had fathered four children, and had been baptized later in life. His bones suggest that after a life of arduous labor, he died in 1798 at about the age of 60. Merilyn Nelson wrote The Manumission Requiem to commemorate Fortune's life. Detailed notes and archival photographs enhance the reader's appreciation of the poem.

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    ISBN 9781932425123
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 32
    Publisher Date 2004-10-14 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Front Street Inc
    Copyright Year 2004
    Height 10.0 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Manumission Requiem
    Series Name Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books
    Edition Number 1
    Audience Young adult
    Authors Nelson, Marilyn
    Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1

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