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A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date April 15, 2011
Pages 196
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300177022
ISBN-10 030017702X
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $24.00
Other format details university press
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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.

 



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9780300125917 | details & prices | 196 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $55.00
About: This book is the first to chronicle the lives of African American women in the urban north during the early years of the republic.
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from Yale Univ Pr (April 15, 2011)
9780300177022 | details & prices | 196 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $24.00
About: This book is the first to chronicle the lives of African American women in the urban north during the early years of the republic.

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