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The Resource A fragile freedom : African American women and emancipation in the antebellum city, Erica Armstrong Dunbar

A fragile freedom : African American women and emancipation in the antebellum city, Erica Armstrong Dunbar

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A fragile freedom : African American women and emancipation in the antebellum city
Title
A fragile freedom
Title remainder
African American women and emancipation in the antebellum city
Statement of responsibility
Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 post-Civil 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."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Dunbar, Erica Armstrong
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Society and the sexes in the modern world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Free African Americans
  • Free African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Slavery
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Label
A fragile freedom : African American women and emancipation in the antebellum city, Erica Armstrong Dunbar
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery and the "holy experiment" -- Maneuvering manumission in Philadelphia : African American women and indentured servitude -- Creating Black Philadelphia : African American women and their neighborhoods -- Voices from the margins : the Philadelphia female anti-slavery society, 1833-1840 -- Writing for womanhood : African American women and print culture -- A mental and moral feast : reading, writing, and sentimentality in Black Philadelphia
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780300125917
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007036454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)173135731
Label
A fragile freedom : African American women and emancipation in the antebellum city, Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery and the "holy experiment" -- Maneuvering manumission in Philadelphia : African American women and indentured servitude -- Creating Black Philadelphia : African American women and their neighborhoods -- Voices from the margins : the Philadelphia female anti-slavery society, 1833-1840 -- Writing for womanhood : African American women and print culture -- A mental and moral feast : reading, writing, and sentimentality in Black Philadelphia
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780300125917
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007036454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)173135731

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