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Somewhat more independent : the end of slavery in New York City, 1770-1810

Author: Shane White
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A variety of source material such as census data, tax lists, city directories, diaries, newspapers and magazines, are used to reconstruct the content and context of the slave's world in New York and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shane White
ISBN: 0820312452 9780820312453 0820317861 9780820317861
OCLC Number: 21297886
Description: xxix, 278 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Whites --
1. Slavery in New York City --
2. The Decline of Slavery in New York City, 1790-1810 --
3. Impious Prayers --
pt. 2. Blacks --
4. A Mild Slavery? --
5. Running Away --
6. Free Blacks --
7. A Question of Style.
Responsibility: Shane White.

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