Amos Fortune Free Man Study Guides

  • Amos Fortune: Free Man


    Amos Fortune: Free Man is a 1950 novel by Elizabeth Yates, based on the life of Amos Fortune, a slave who bought his freedom. At-mun is born an African prince but is kidnapped and sold in New England, renamed Amos. Amos works for various masters before buying his freedom from a tanner. Eventually he buys the freedom of his first wife, who shortly dies, and then his second wife's, who also dies. Finally he buys the freedom of his third wife and becomes a successful tanner in New Hampshire.