In the Shadow of Slavery African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863

ISBN-10: 0226317730

ISBN-13: 9780226317731

Edition: 2002

Authors: Leslie M. Harris

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Laying bare the history of African American slaves in New York, from the arrival of the first slaves in 1626 to the New York City Draft Riots of 1863, this text draws on extensive travel accounts, autobiographies, newspapers, literature and organizational records.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Slavery in Colonial New York
The Struggle against Slavery in Revolutionary and Early National New York
Creating a Free Black Community in New York City during the Era of Emancipation
Free but Unequal: The Limits of Emancipation
Keeping Body and Soul Together: Charity Workers and Black Activism in Post-emancipation New York City
The Long Shadow of Southern Slavery: Radical Abolitionists and Black Political Activism against Slavery and Racism
"Pressing Forward to Greater Perfection": Radical Abolitionists, Black Labor, and Black Working-Class Activism after 1840
"Rulers of the Five Points": Blacks, Irish Immigrants, and Amalgamation
The Failures of the City
Postscript
Notes
Works Consulted
Index
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