New PDF release: A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation

By Prof. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

This ebook is the 1st to chronicle the lives of African American ladies within the city north throughout the early years of the republic. A Fragile Freedom investigates how African American girls in Philadelphia journeyed from enslavement to the precarious prestige of “free folks” within the many years major as much as the Civil conflict and examines similar advancements within the towns of latest York and Boston.


Erica Armstrong Dunbar argues that early nineteenth-century Philadelphia, the place such a lot African american citizens have been unfastened, enacted a type of practice session for the nationwide emancipation that within the post–Civil conflict years. She explores the lives of the “regular” girls of antebellum Philadelphia, the unfastened black associations that took root there, and the formerly unrecognized significance of African American girls to the heritage of yank cities.


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