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|ISBN:||1400040299 9781400040292 9781400032266 1400032261|
|Description:||xx, 323 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.|
"In a narrative rich with period detail and vivid description, Jill Lepore pieces together the events and the thinking that led white New Yorkers to make "bonfires of the Negroes." She reconstructs the harsh past of a city that slavery built - and almost destroyed. She explores the social and political climate of the 1730s and '40s and examines the nature and tenor of the interactions between slaves and their masters. She shows too that the 1741 conspiracy can be understood only alongside a more famous episode from the city's past: the 1735 trial of the printer John Peter Zenger. And, weighing both new and old evidence, she makes clear how the threat of black rebellion made white political pluralism palatable.".
"New York Burning is a revelatory study of the ways in which slavery both destabilized and created American politics."--BOOK JACKET.
- Slave insurrections -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.
- Fires -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.
- African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.
- New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Conspiracy of 1741.
- New York (N.Y.) -- Race relations.
- New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
- New York (NY)
- African Americans.
- Race relations.
- Slave insurrections.
- New York (State) -- New York.