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Fragile Freedom African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City von Dunbar, Erica Armstrong (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.10.2008
  • Verlag: Yale University Press
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Fragile Freedom

This book is the first to chronicle the lives of African American women in the urban north during the early years of the republic. A Fragile Freedom investigates how African American women in Philadelphia journeyed from enslavement to the precarious status of free persons in the decades leading up to the Civil War and examines comparable developments in the cities of New York and Boston.Erica Armstrong Dunbar argues that early nineteenth-century Philadelphia, where most African Americans were free, enacted a kind of rehearsal for the national emancipation that followed in the postCivil War years. She explores the lives of the regular women of antebellum Philadelphia, the free black institutions that took root there, and the previously unrecognized importance of African American women to the history of American cities.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 01.10.2008
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780300145069
    Verlag: Yale University Press
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