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In the shadow of slavery [electronic resource] : African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863. Leslie M Harris.

Harris, Leslie M. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780226317755 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Edition: 1.
  • Date Published: 2010.

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Summary, etc.: "The black experience in the antebellum South has been thoroughly documented. But histories set in the North are few. In the Shadow of Slavery, then, is a big and ambitious book, one in which insights about race and class in New York City abound. Leslie Harris has masterfully brought more than two centuries of African American history back to life in this illuminating new work."—David Roediger, author of The Wages of WhitenessIn 1991 in lower Manhattan, a team of construction workers made an astonishing discovery. Just two blocks from City Hall, under twenty feet of asphalt, concrete, and rubble, lay the remains of an eighteenth-century "Negro Burial Ground." Closed in 1790 and covered over by roads and buildings throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the site turned out to be the largest such find in North America, containing the remains of as many as 20,000 African Americans. The graves revealed to New Yorkers and the nation an aspect of American history long...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2017 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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