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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.