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Root and Branch: African Americans in New York and East Jersey, 1613-1863 (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Cult)by Graham Russell Hodges
Synopses & Reviews
In this remarkable book, Graham Hodges presents a comprehensive history of African Americans in New York City and its rural environs from the arrival of the first African—a sailor marooned on Manhattan Island in 1613—to the bloody Draft Riots of 1863. Throughout, he explores the intertwined themes of freedom and servitude, city and countryside, and work, religion, and resistance that shaped black life in the region through two and a half centuries.
Hodges chronicles the lives of the first free black settlers in the Dutch-ruled city, the gradual slide into enslavement after the British takeover, the fierce era of slavery, and the painfully slow process of emancipation. He pays particular attention to the black religious experience in all its complexity and to the vibrant slave culture that was shaped on the streets and in the taverns. Together, Hodges shows, these two potent forces helped fuel the long and arduous pilgrimage to liberty.
A comprehensive history of African Americans in New York City and East Jersey from 1613-1863. The author pays particular attention to the black religious experience and to the vibrant slave culture shaped on the streets and shows that both fueled the long pilgrimage to freedom.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -398) and index.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Free People and Slaves, 1613-1664
Chapter 2. The Closing Vise of Slavery, 1664-1714
Chapter 3. The Thirty-Year Rebellion, 1714-1741
Chapter 4. From Conspiracy to Revolution, 1741-1776
Chapter 5. The Black American Revolution, 1776-1783
Chapter 6. Gradually Free, 1783-1804
Chapter 7. Making a Free People, 1804-1827
Chapter 8. The Black Renaissance amidst White Racism, 1827-1860
Manatus map of New Amsterdam, 1639
Portrait of New Amsterdam, 1643
Map of the farms of free blacks, 1640s
City of Loango (Luanda), 1670
Slave Trading in New Amsterdam
Castle of El Mina, 1670
Meal Market, 1711
A New Map of New England, ca. 1685
Proclamation of Governor Hunter, 1711
A Law for Regulating Negroes and Slaves in the Night Time, 1731
Bill of sale for a black woman, New York, 1740
Title page of Daniel Horsmanden's Journal of the Proceedings
Plan of the City of New York, 1755
Slave Housing in Old New York
Ye Execution of Goff ye Neger of Mr. Cochins on ye Commons
Map of the Province of New-York, 1776
Peter Williams Sr.
Peter Williams Jr.
Title Page of the "African Free School Notebook," 1822
Playbill for a performance at the African Grove Theatre, 1821
Black and White Beaux, 1826
Butter and milk seller
Five Points, 1827
Hot corn seller
Sylvia Du Bois and her daughter Elizabeth Alexander, 1882
On the waterfront, 1850s
Toko, ca. 1845
Sam the Witch Doctor and Yon the Fiddler
Gethsemane Cemetery grave sites, Little Ferry, New Jersey
Playground of the Colored Orphan Asylum
Middle-class black woman, 1860s
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