By Prof. Erica Armstrong Dunbar
This ebook is the 1st to chronicle the lives of African American ladies within the city north in the course of 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 top as much as the Civil battle 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 loose, enacted one of those practice session for the nationwide emancipation that within the postCivil conflict years. She explores the lives of the regular” ladies of antebellum Philadelphia, the unfastened black associations that took root there, and the formerly unrecognized significance of African American girls to the historical past of yankee cities.
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A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City (Society and the Sexes in the Modern Worl) by Prof. Erica Armstrong Dunbar