From Virginia Slave
From Virginia Slave to African Statesman: Hilary Teage (1805-1853)
Author: C. Patrick Burrowes
Publish: 2019
Publisher: Know Your Self Press
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781701130470
Pages: 198

Born a slave in Virginia, Hilary Teage emigrated to West Africa, where he became a Baptist pastor, merchant statesman, and newspaper editor. Although long ignored, he produced an engaging and prodigious range of poems, personality profiles, ethnographic articles, and policy papers. Teage was an early exponent of pan-Africanism and a mentor of Edward Wilmot Blyden.

“Hilary Teage is a fascinating figure, and you will definitely put him into our histories” – Joyce Appleby, president of the American Historical Society and a distinguished historian of liberalism and capitalism.

“I found the manuscript intriguing, and trust that you will get it published without undue delay.” – Eugene D. Genovese, founder of The Historical Society and prize-winning historian of the antebellum South.

"You have done a great deal of impressive research, and you have a fascinating story to tell about a little-known man of some importance.” – John B. Boles, .former editor of the Journal of Southern History and William P. Hobby Professor of American History at Rice University.

Author Details:

Carl Patrick Burrowes, Ph. D. is Liberia’s leading historian. He’s served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Cuttington University, Liberia, and Carter G. Woodson Distinguished Professor at Marshall University. Burrowes is the author of Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea: A History of the Liberia People Before 1800 and Power and Press Freedom in Liberia, 1830 to 1970.

He is also co-author, The Historical Dictionary of Liberia. His research has received awards from the International Communication Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Patrick earned a Ph. D. in Communications, Temple University, 1994.