The Story of Mr. Thomas Carney

A Maryland Patriot of the American Revolutionary War

by Steven Xavier Lee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/12/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781665720519
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781665722131
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781665720502

About the Book

The Story of Mr. Thomas Carney shares the chronicle of an African American Revolutionary War hero, forged deep in Maryland’s early history. It is 1804 when a Revolutionary War veteran is asked by a teacher in Baltimore, to tell his story to her class. As he addresses the assembly in the one-room schoolhouse, Thomas Carney provides a fascinating glimpse into the War for Independence, from the perspective of a free African American family. Within his tales, Carney reveals his experiences while growing up in the Colony of Maryland on the Eastern Shore, listening to his grandfather’s stories of their legacies, witnessing Chestertown’s protest tea party, and eventually embarking upon a bold adventure as a twenty two-year-old enlistee, who served in two different armies over the course of the War. As he discloses how he and his fellow soldiers pressed on for a new future, Carney shines a light on the sacrifices that fostered the birth of the United States of America..

About the Author

Steven Xavier Lee earned a BFA from the School of Fine Arts at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and a MS from the Graduate School of Design & Technology at the Pratt Institute in New York. He has served as an educator, environmentalist, designer, and museologist, including as the founding director of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum in Oella, Maryland. His documentation of Maryland crosses many platforms, including in state and national initiatives, such as the ‘Living Voices/Voces Vivas’ audio program of the National Museum of the American Indian, and the ‘Local Legacies’ project of the Library of Congress. His writing can be found in an array of exhibitions, performance, articles on history, culture and the environment in diverse publications. Born in Baltimore, Steven X. Lee is a resident of the historic Gwynns Falls stream valley forest.