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ISBN:
1933337230
Author:
Lenoie Hunt,Jeff Hamilton
Category:
Leaders & Notable People
Language:
English
Publisher:
State House Press; REV New Mtl ed. edition (September 17, 2007)
Pages:
176 pages
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by Jeff Hamilton (Author), Lenoie Hunt (Contributor), Lenoir Hunt (Narrator) & 0 more. They showed a short 1935 silent newsreel about Mr Jeff Hamilton. He was an impressive person in his own right, with perfect posture and the air of an old time southern Gentleman.

by Jeff Hamilton (Author), Lenoie Hunt (Contributor), Lenoir Hunt (Narrator) & 0 more. The video mentioned this book, 'My Master', which is an oral history of Mr Hamilton's life as a slave and latter free employee of General Sam Houston. The book is fascinating.

Jeff Hamilton, only thirteen when purchased in 1853 by Sam Houston at a slave auction in Huntsville, Texas, was Houston's personal body servant during the period Houston was . Senator, during both governorships, and was with Houston at his death

My Master, The Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times, by Jeff Hamilton, with Lenoie Hunt, Texas A&M University Press.

My Master, The Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times, by Jeff Hamilton, with Lenoie Hunt, Texas A&M University Press. Native Speakers, by María Eugenia Cotera, University of Texas Press. No Color Is My Kind, The Life of Eldrewey Stearns and the Integration of Houston, by Thomas R. Cole, University of Texas Press.

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Sam Houston taught Jeff Hamilton how to read and write Lenoir Hunt and Jeff Hamilton. My Master: The Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times. State House Press, Austin, Texas, C. 1992

Sam Houston taught Jeff Hamilton how to read and write. Jeff Hamilton Park and Jeff Hamilton Community Center in Temple, Texas are named in his honor. Lenoir Hunt and Jeff Hamilton. 1992. Inventory of Sam Houston's Estate, 1863.

Jeff Hamilton, only thirteen when purchased in 1853 by Sam Houston at a. .

Jeff Hamilton, only thirteen when purchased in 1853 by Sam Houston at a slave auction in Huntsville, Texas, was Houston's personal body servant during th.Joshua Houston, a servant of Sam Houston and an officeholder after the Civil War, was raised as a slave on Temple Lea's plantation in Marion, Perry County, Alabama. At his death in 1834 Lea left Joshua and his family to his daughter, Margaret Lea, who took them to Texas in 1840, when she married Sam Houston. The book about hime is by Patricia Smith Prather and Jane Clements Monday, From Slave to Statesman (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1993).

My Master(Updated) The Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times by Jeff Hamilton, Lenoie Hunt, Lenoir Hunt Paperback, 176 Pages, Published 2007 by State House Press ISBN-13: 978-1-933337-23-4, ISBN: 1-933337-23-0.

My master," the Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times, by His Former Slave, Jeff Hamilton, as.Sam Houston and His Twelve Women; the Ladies Who Influenced the Life of Texas’ Greatest Statesman.

My master," the Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times, by His Former Slave, Jeff Hamilton, as told to Lenoir Hunt.

Jeff Hamilton, only thirteen when purchased in 1853 by Sam Houston at a slave auction in Huntsville, Texas, was Houston's personal body servant during the period Houston was U.S. Senator, during both governorships, and was with Houston at his death. Originally published in 1940 shortly before Hamilton died at age 100, these memoirs contain Hamilton's fascinating and intimate viewpoints of the important issues during the last years of Houston's life.Aware of Hamilton's narrative abilities and of the historical importance of his first-hand accounts of one of our nation's most prominent figures, the 1936 Centennial Association of Texas commissioned Lenoir Hunt, author of Bluebonnets and Blood to interview Hamilton to "save for posterity his rare recollections . . . one of the very few men now living who passed through the hates and passions of the 1850s and 1860s and who may give us an eyewitness picture of life and conditions in that eventful era." And what a picture! Hamilton saw "most of the meanness as well as the good things that were going on about me. . . . there are not many boys who have the distinction of being whipped by one of the great men of history."Containing revealing and intimate anecdotes nowhere else published, My Master is a valuable contribution to American folklore and history. In Hamilton, Lenoir Hunt had found "a guileless old soul who could give me from an entirely new angle a simple account of the stirring times in which he lived . . . an aged Boswell anxious to tell the inside story of the colorful empire-maker who had liberated a people and who directly and indirectly had added over a million square miles to the area of the United States."
  • Morlurne
I watch a web site from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. They showed a short 1935 silent newsreel about Mr Jeff Hamilton. He was an impressive person in his own right, with perfect posture and the air of an old time southern Gentleman.

The video mentioned this book, 'My Master', which is an oral history of Mr Hamilton's life as a slave and latter free employee of General Sam Houston. I was happy to find it available here on Amazon.

The book is fascinating. One thing I really enjoyed was the many mental pictures 'Uncle Jeff' provides about the daily life of Texans of all classes back in the mid-nineteenth century. These days it is hard to imagine how primitive and dangerous life was back then, even for the rich and famous.

Mr Hamilton provides vivid first hand accounts of Sam Houston in good times and bad.

It's one thing to read a dry history book. It's another and better thing to hear history from a man who lived it. This book is well written and easy to read.

Highly recommended.
  • Oppebro
Another excellent book on the history of African-Americans, bond and free, in Huntsville, Texas, who excelled in spite of their circumstances.
  • Uanabimo
Super quick read - short. Not written that great but it's the viewpoint that makes it valuable.
  • Quamar
My Master: The Inside Story of Sam Houston and His Times is written by a reporter in 1936 while interviewing Jeff Hamilton the over a hundred year old friend of his former owner, Sam Houston.
  • the monster
Excellent information, enjoyed it, took me back to the days, help me understand general Sam Houston.
  • Winn
Great book. The first ch. title can be a shocker if the time period and terrible situation Jeff Hamilton is in are not taken into consideration . I read this book by myself to summarize it for my class , because of public sensitivity surrounding the slang term . Aside from that - not sure if it was Hamiltons title for the ch. or not. Hamilton explains the life that he led beautifully! Great primary resource, straight from someone who lived it!
  • Gldasiy
Sam Houston was a very compassionate man. This was the most heartwarming book I have ever read. Very enjoyable reading.
I stumbled upon this book at the estate sale of an author of historical fiction. This beats any fiction story! The book covers the life of Jeff Hamilton from his early childhood as a slave through his time as a well-respected member of the community when he was 100 years old. Reading "My Master" is like sitting with Mr. Hamilton and hearing it in his own voice. He meant the book to be a tribute to Sam Houston, but there are two heroes in the story: Sam Houston and Jeff Hamilton.

Houston literally "invested" in Hamilton when he bought him as an act of compassion, but the general went on to invest himself in the mental/spiritual/character development of the youngster. His influence fell on fertile ground, and Jeff matured into a responsible adult who relied on the lessons he learned from Houston for the rest of his life.

Both Houston and Hamilton are great American success stories, but the real beauty of this book is the description of the bond that developed between these two men, based on trust, respect and affection.

Jeff relates episodes of Texas history that that are missing from the textbooks, with vivid descriptions of details only an eye-witness could have known. He tells of poignant family moments, heated arguments in closed-door meetings before the secession of Texas, Houston's special friendship with the Indians, and much more.

Jeff Hamilton and Sam Houston met at a time when slavery permeated all of their environment and culture, and Jeff lived to see it abolished. His unique point of view on history is priceless.