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   Slavery and the Making of New York
The African American Experience
by Ira Berlin, Editor
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Categories: Africana - History - America | New York/Brooklyn
Code: 2847 |  ISBN: 1565849973 |  336 pp. |  Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: New Press (Independent Publisher)
Format: Paperback
Other Contributors
Co-Editor Leslie Harris
About this book
The recent discovery of the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan reminded Americans that slavery in the United States was not merely a phenomenon of the antebellum South. In fact, for most of its history New York was a slave city.

Slavery and the Making of New York brings together twelve new contributions by leading historians of slavery and African American life in New York. Published to accompany a major exhibit at the New York Historical Society, the book demonstrates how slavery shaped the day-to-day experience of New Yorkers, black and white, and how, as a way of doing business, it propelled New York to become the commercial and financial power it is today.

Powerfully illustrated with images from the New York Historical Society exhibit, Slavery and the Making of New York will be the definitive account of New York's slave past.


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