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In hope of liberty : culture, community, and protest among northern free Blacks, 1700-1860

Author: James Oliver Horton; Lois E Horton
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997. ©1997
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Covering the colonial period to the Civil War and spanning all of the northern United States, this text documents the antebellum northern black experience. In examining churches, schools, music, living arrangements, occupations, even the underground railroad, it demonstrates the central role of the black community in successfully managing the tensions born of assimilation and cultural difference. In the process, it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Horton, James Oliver.
In hope of liberty.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(DLC) 95046427
(OCoLC)33404409
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Oliver Horton; Lois E Horton
ISBN: 1423760190 9781423760191 1280530200 9781280530203 0195124650 9780195124651 1602563187 9781602563186
OCLC Number: 65185716
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 340 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Slavery and slave trading in the colonial north --
Culture, race, and class in the colonial north --
Revolution and the abolition of northern slavery --
A life in freedom : the evolution of family and household --
Coping with urban life : poverty, work, and regional differences --
Sustaining and serving the community : building institutions for social and spiritual welfare --
Culture, politics, and the issue of African-American identity --
Ambivalent identity : colonization and the question of emigration --
The growth of the antebellum antislavery movement --
The widening struggle, growing militancy, and the hope of liberty for all.
Responsibility: James Oliver Horton, Lois E. Horton.

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Given the amount of scholarship to-date on the themes of black culture, community and protest, the Hortons have set their sights high in attempting a single-volume study covering all three topics. Read more...

 
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