Emancipating New York: The Politics of Slavery and Freedom, 1777--1827 by David N. Gellman

Emancipating New York: The Politics of Slavery and Freedom, 1777--1827

byDavid N. Gellman

Kobo ebook | November 1, 2006

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An innovative blend of cultural and political history, Emancipating New York is the most complete study to date of the abolition of slavery in New York state. Focusing on public opinion, David N. Gellman shows New Yorkers engaged in vigorous debates and determined activism during the final decades of the eighteenth century as they grappled with the possibility of freeing the state's black population. The gradual emancipation that began in New York in 1799 helped move an entire region of the country toward a historically rare slaveless democracy, creating a wedge in the United States that would ultimately lead to the Civil War. Gellman's comprehensive examination of the reasons for and timing of New York's dismantling of slavery provides a fascinating narrative of a citizenry addressing longstanding injustices central to some of the greatest traumas of American history.

Title:Emancipating New York: The Politics of Slavery and Freedom, 1777--1827Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2006Publisher:LSU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0807148601

ISBN - 13:9780807148600

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