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Adventure, danger, romanceâ€”Mifflin W. Gibbs seemed to invite them in his determination to better himself. He staked out considerable success as an entrepreneur and public voice in the American West before moving on to other frontiers.
In California, where he had gone to seek his fortune, he was politically active, protesting the poll tax, editing a newspaper, and generally speaking out. After exile in Canada, necessitated by his civil-rights agitation and the political climate, Gibbs returned to the United States in 1869â€”to Oberlin, Ohio, where he earned a degree in law. Then he went to Little Rock, Arkansas, serving as a judge until his appointment as U.S. Consul to Madagascar in 1897. Shadow and Light offers many historical sidelightsâ€”on the underground railroad young Gibbs knew first hand, the abolition movement, the Spanish-American War, and nineteenth-century race relations. Acting always on his concern for what he called â€œthe progress of the race,â€ Gibbs won the support and friendship of leaders as diverse as Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington.
Author : Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
ISBN : 080327050X
Language : English
No of Pages : 450
Publication Date : 10/1/1995
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.01x5.38x1.07
Book weight : 0.01
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