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A history of Negro slavery in New York

Author: Edgar J McManus
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the origins and development of New York's slave system from its Dutch beginnings in New Netherland to its demise and legal extinction in the late eighteenth century."--Preface.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar J McManus
ISBN: 0815628943 9780815628941
OCLC Number: 47113126
Description: xii, 219 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Slavery in New Netherland --
The New York slave trade --
The economics of slave trade --
The Negro under slavery --
Slave controls --
Fugitive slaves --
Slave conspiracies --
Manumission and antislavery --
Abolition --
The failure of freedom --
The meaning of slavery.
Responsibility: Edgar J. McManus ; foreword by Richard B. Morris.
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An account of slavery in New York State, often thought to be a bastion of the antislavery movement, from the importation of blacks in the 17th century until its abolition 1841.  Read more...

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"McManus unfolds an aspect of slavery unfamiliar in its locale and untraditional in its operation.... This work is rewarding for its wealth of fresh findings." - American Historical Review; "McManus Read more...

 
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