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Slavery in the North : forgetting history and recovering memory

Author: Marc Howard Ross
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018] ©2018
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"In 2002, we learned that President George Washington had eight (and, later, nine) enslaved Africans in his house while he lived in Philadelphia from 1790 to 1797. The house was only one block from Independence Hall and, though torn down in 1832, it housed the enslaved men and women Washington brought to the city as well as serving as the country's first executive office building. Intense controversy erupted over  Read more...
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Ross, Marc Howard.
Slavery in the North.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018016677
(OCoLC)1031423010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Howard Ross
ISBN: 9780812295283 0812295285
OCLC Number: 1047608260
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Collective Memory --
Surveying Enslavement in the North --
Slavery and Collective Forgetting --
Enslaved Africans in the President's House --
Memorializing the Enslaved on Independence Mall --
The Bench by the Side of the Road --
Burial Grounds as Sites of Memory Recovery --
Overcoming Collective Forgetting --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Marc Howard Ross.

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Inviting the reader to accompany him on his own journey of discovery, Ross recounts the processes by which northerners had collectively forgotten 250 years of human bondage and the recent-and  Read more...

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