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The Resource Fortune's bones : the Manumission requiem, Marilyn Nelson ; notes and annotations by Pamela Espeland

Fortune's bones : the Manumission requiem, Marilyn Nelson ; notes and annotations by Pamela Espeland

Label
Fortune's bones : the Manumission requiem
Title
Fortune's bones
Title remainder
the Manumission requiem
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Nelson ; notes and annotations by Pamela Espeland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fortune was a slave who lived in Waterbury, Conn., in the late 1700s. He was married and the father of 4 children. When Fortune died in 1798, his master, Dr. Porter, preserved his skeleton to further the study of anatomy. Now the skeleton is in the Mattatuck Museum where it is still being studied. There is a skeleton on display in the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut. It has been in the town for over 200 years. Over time, the bones became the subject of stories and speculation in Waterbury. In 1996 a group of community-based volunteers, working in collaboration with the museum staff, discovered that the bones were those of a slave named Fortune who had been owned by a local doctor. After Fortune's death, the doctor dissected the body, rendered the bones, and assembled the skeleton. A great deal is still not known about Fortune, but it is known that he was baptized, was married, and had four children. He died at about the age of 60, sometime after 1797
Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Marilyn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A4795
LC item number
F64 2004
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Connecticut
  • African Americans
  • Young adult poetry, American
  • Young adult poetry
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Fortune's bones : the Manumission requiem, Marilyn Nelson ; notes and annotations by Pamela Espeland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Preface -- Spoken -- Dinah's lament -- Contralto -- On Abrigador Hill -- Baritone I and choir -- Kyrie of the bones -- Choir with solos -- Not my bones -- Baritone II with choir -- Sanctus -- Choir -- Afterword -- Notes and sources
Control code
ocm54685703
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
32 p.
Isbn
9781932425123
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004046917
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i1932425128
Label
Fortune's bones : the Manumission requiem, Marilyn Nelson ; notes and annotations by Pamela Espeland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Preface -- Spoken -- Dinah's lament -- Contralto -- On Abrigador Hill -- Baritone I and choir -- Kyrie of the bones -- Choir with solos -- Not my bones -- Baritone II with choir -- Sanctus -- Choir -- Afterword -- Notes and sources
Control code
ocm54685703
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
32 p.
Isbn
9781932425123
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004046917
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i1932425128

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