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In pursuit of the real McCoy : a history of an intergenerational connection

Author: Bruce M Temkin
Publisher: Denver, CO : Outskirts Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In Pursuit of the Real McCoy is an historical narrative from 1813 to 1929 of an African American father, George, who, with his wife, escaped antebellum slavery in Kentucky. They ran away to Ontario, Canada and had a family, including a son, Elijah. The experiences of the father in the U.S. and Canada engendered the guidance allowing the son to achieve an unheard-of education in Scotland. Elijah returned to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Elijah McCoy; George McCoy; Elijah McCoy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Temkin
ISBN: 9781478717119 1478717114
OCLC Number: 830945916
Description: v, 86 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Bruce M. Temkin.

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In Pursuit of the Real McCoy is an historical narrative from 1813 to 1929 of an African American father, George, who, with his wife, escaped antebellum slavery in Kentucky. They ran away to Ontario, Canada and had a family, including a son, Elijah. The experiences of the father in the U.S. and Canada engendered the guidance allowing the son to achieve an unheard-of education in Scotland. Elijah returned to post-emancipation Michigan and careered to a life of invention leading to 59 patents.--Publisher's description.
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