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Indomitable George Washington Fields From Slave to Attorney

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ISBN-10: 1490335625

ISBN-13: 9781490335629

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kevin M. Clermont

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This book relates the story of fortuitously discovering a significant historical figure: George Washington Fields (1854-1932). Fields was known to have entered with the first law class of Cornell University and earned his LL.B. degree there in 1890. But his back story was unknown, and hence the significance of his life after graduation was unappreciated. It turns out, although the university's records were silent on this, that Fields was not only the law school's first African-American graduate, but also in the first graduating group of African Americans from Cornell University as a whole. Even more distinctively, he was the only ex-slave ever to graduate from that august university. His…    
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Book details

List price: $32.99
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 6/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 174
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English