Forging freedom : the formation of Philadelphia's Black community, 1720-1840 (Book, 1988) [WorldCat.org]
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Forging freedom : the formation of Philadelphia's Black community, 1720-1840

Author: Gary B Nash
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first to trace the fortunes of the earliest large free black community in the U.S. Nash shows how black Philadelphians struggled to shape a family life, gain occupational competence,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nash, Gary B.
Forging freedom.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)570319782
Named Person: Schwarze
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary B Nash
ISBN: 0674309340 9780674309340 0674309332 9780674309333
OCLC Number: 16580243
Description: xii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Slavery and antislavery in the capital of conscience --
The black revolution in Philadelphia --
Becoming free --
"To arise out of the dust" --
A city of refuge --
Establishing the color line --
The bittersweet cup of freedom --
The dream deferred.
Responsibility: Gary B. Nash.

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Now comes this superbly written book by Gary Nash, one of the prolific scholars on the subject, on the early history of the races at a particularly crucial juncture that occurred in the city of Read more...

 
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