Somewhat More Independent: The End of Slavery in New York City, 1770-1810 / Edition 1

Somewhat More Independent: The End of Slavery in New York City, 1770-1810 / Edition 1

by Shane White
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0820323748

ISBN-13: 9780820323749

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Shane White creatively uses a remarkable array of primary sources—census data, tax lists, city directories, diaries, newspapers and magazines, and courtroom testimony—to reconstruct the content and context of the slave's world in New York and its environs during the revolutionary and early republic periods. White explores, among many things, the

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Shane White creatively uses a remarkable array of primary sources—census data, tax lists, city directories, diaries, newspapers and magazines, and courtroom testimony—to reconstruct the content and context of the slave's world in New York and its environs during the revolutionary and early republic periods. White explores, among many things, the demography of slavery, the decline of the institution during and after the Revolution, racial attitudes, acculturation, and free blacks' "creative adaptation to an often hostile world."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820323749
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Figuresix
List of Tablesxi
Prefacexiii
Introductionxix
A Note to the Readerxxv
Part 1Whites
1Slavery in New York City3
2The Decline of Slavery in New York City, 1790-181024
3Impious Prayers56
Part 2Blacks
4A Mild Slavery?79
5Running Away114
6Free Blacks150
7A Question of Style185
Epilogue207
Notes211
Index271

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