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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: Cary : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Prince Hall, a black veteran of the American Revolution, was insulted and disappointed but probably not surprised when white officials refused his offer of help. He had volunteered a troop of 700 Boston area blacks to help quell a rebellion of western Massachusetts farmers led by Daniel Shaysduring the economic turmoil in the uncertain period following independence. Many African Americans had fought for America's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Horton, James Oliver.
In Hope of Liberty : Culture, Community and Protest among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©1998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Oliver Horton; Lois E Horton
ISBN: 9780195352368 019535236X
OCLC Number: 1048618021
Description: 1 online resource (333 pages)
Contents: Cover Page --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Acknowledgments --
Contents --
Introduction --
1 Slavery and Slave Trading in the Colonial North --
2 Culture, Race, and Class in the Colonial North --
3 Revolution and the Abolition of Northern Slavery --
4 A Life in Freedom: The Evolution of Family and Household --
5 Coping with Urban Life: Poverty, Work, and Regional Differences --
6 Sustaining and Serving the Community: Building Institutions for Social and Spiritual Welfare --
7 Culture, Politics, and the Issue of African-American Identity. 8 Ambivalent Identity: Colonization and the Question of Emigration --
9 The Growth of the Antebellum Antislavery Movement --
10 The Widening Struggle, Growing Militancy, and the Hope of Liberty for All --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Index.

Abstract:

Prince Hall, a black veteran of the American Revolution, was insulted and disappointed but probably not surprised when white officials refused his offer of help. He had volunteered a troop of 700 Boston area blacks to help quell a rebellion of western Massachusetts farmers led by Daniel Shaysduring the economic turmoil in the uncertain period following independence. Many African Americans had fought for America's liberty and their own in the Revolution, but their place in the new nation was unresolved. As slavery was abolished in the North, free blacks gained greater opportunities, butstill fa.

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