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In the shadow of slavery : African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863

Author: Leslie M Harris
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
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"The black experience in the antebellum South has been thoroughly documented. But histories set in the North are few. In the Shadow of Slavery, then, is a big and ambitious book, one in which insights about race and class in New York City abound. Leslie Harris has masterfully brought more than two centuries of African American history back to life in this illuminating new work."--David Roediger, author of The Wages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harris, Leslie M. (Leslie Maria), 1965-
In the shadow of slavery.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002027144
(OCoLC)50143193
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie M Harris
ISBN: 9780226317755 0226317757 9780226317731 0226317730
OCLC Number: 646067953
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 380 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Slavery in colonial New York --
ch. 2. The struggle against slavery in Revolutionary and early national New York --
3. Creating a free Black community in New York during the era of emancipation --
ch. 4. Free but unequal : the limits of emancipation --
ch. 5. Keeping body and soul together : charity workers and Black activism in post-emancipation New York City --
6. The long shadow of Southern slavery : radical abolitionists and Black political activism against slavery and racism --
ch. 7. "Pressing forward to greater perfection" : radical abolitionists, Black labor, and Black working-class activism after 1840 --
ch. 8. "Rulers of the Five Points" : Blacks, Irish immigrants, and amalgamation --
ch. 9. The failures of the city --
Postscript --
Notes --
Works consulted --
Index.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
Responsibility: Leslie M. Harris.

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"The black experience in the antebellum South has been thoroughly documented. But histories set in the North are few. In the Shadow of Slavery, then, is a big and ambitious book, one in which insights about race and class in New York City abound. Leslie Harris has masterfully brought more than two centuries of African American history back to life in this illuminating new work."--David Roediger, author of The Wages of WhitenessIn 1991 in lower Manhattan, a team of construction workers made an astonishing discovery. Just two blocks from City Hall, under twenty feet of asphalt, concrete.

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