By Prof. Erica Armstrong Dunbar
This e-book 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 ladies in Philadelphia journeyed from enslavement to the precarious prestige of free people” within the many years major as much as the Civil struggle and examines related advancements within the towns of latest York and Boston.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar argues that early nineteenth-century Philadelphia, the place such a lot African americans have been loose, enacted a type of practice session for the nationwide emancipation that within the postCivil warfare years. She explores the lives of the regular” girls of antebellum Philadelphia, the loose black associations that took root there, and the formerly unrecognized significance of African American ladies to the historical past of yank 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