Name

James Forten

Career

Business/Commerce

Occupation 1

sailmaker

Identifier

Philadelphia

Region

NA/Mid-Atlantic region

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Born

1766

Died

1842

Text

Black Philadeplhian who served in the Continental navy as a teenager; later became city's largest sailmaker and investor in maritime commerce

Related Images

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Related Locations

Philadelphia,

Related Source

Gentleman of Color, A: The Life of James Forten (2002)

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