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The Resource From slave to statesman : the legacy of Joshua Houston, servant to Sam Houston, Patricia Smith Prather & Jane Clements Monday ; introduction by Dan Rather

From slave to statesman : the legacy of Joshua Houston, servant to Sam Houston, Patricia Smith Prather & Jane Clements Monday ; introduction by Dan Rather

Label
From slave to statesman : the legacy of Joshua Houston, servant to Sam Houston
Title
From slave to statesman
Title remainder
the legacy of Joshua Houston, servant to Sam Houston
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Smith Prather & Jane Clements Monday ; introduction by Dan Rather
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joshua Houston (1822- 1902) was born on the Temple Lea plantation in Marion, Perry County, Alabama. In 1834 Templeton Lea died and willed Joshua to his daughter, Margaret, as her personal slave. In 1840 Margaret Lea married General Sam Houston and moved to Texas. She took Joshua with her. Joshua faithfully served the Houston family during their many political and financial ups and downs. In 1862 Sam Houston freed his slaves. Joshua elected to remain with the Houston family and took Houston as his surname. In 1866 he homesteaded in Huntsville, Texas, near the Houston family. He became a well-known and respected public figure in Huntsville where he served as city alderman and later served as county commissioner of Wlker County. In 188 he was elected as a delegate to the National Republican Convention from Texas. He was the father of seven or eight children by three different women. Descendants live in Texas
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prather, Patricia Smith
Dewey number
  • 976.4/061/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F391.H79
LC item number
P73 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Monday, Jane Clements
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Statesmen
  • Houston, Joshua
  • Houston, Sam
  • Texas
Label
From slave to statesman : the legacy of Joshua Houston, servant to Sam Houston, Patricia Smith Prather & Jane Clements Monday ; introduction by Dan Rather
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1822-1845. "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" -- 1845-1859. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" -- 1859-1864. "Let My People Go" -- 1865-1868. "Free at Last" -- 1869-1870. "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?" -- 1871-1880. "Deep River" -- 1881-1902. "Soon I Will Be Done with the Troubles of the World" -- The Family Legacy: 1903-Present. "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
Control code
28338870
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780929398471
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93025464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1555892
  • (OCoLC)28338870
Label
From slave to statesman : the legacy of Joshua Houston, servant to Sam Houston, Patricia Smith Prather & Jane Clements Monday ; introduction by Dan Rather
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1822-1845. "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" -- 1845-1859. "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" -- 1859-1864. "Let My People Go" -- 1865-1868. "Free at Last" -- 1869-1870. "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?" -- 1871-1880. "Deep River" -- 1881-1902. "Soon I Will Be Done with the Troubles of the World" -- The Family Legacy: 1903-Present. "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
Control code
28338870
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780929398471
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93025464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1555892
  • (OCoLC)28338870

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