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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)

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-398) and index.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Introduction

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

Epilogue

Appendix

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Illustrations

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

Black Servant

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

Pierre Toussaint

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807847787
Author:
Hodges, Graham Russell
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Ethnic relations
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
New jersey
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
New York Region
Subject:
New Jersey Ethnic relations.
Subject:
New York Region Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African; Manhattan Island; Draft Riots of 1863; freedom; servitude; city; countryside; work; religion; resistance; black life; free black settlers; Dutch-ruled New York; British takeover; emancipation; black religious experience; slave culture
Subject:
African
Subject:
Manhattan Island
Subject:
Draft Riots of 1863
Subject:
Freedom
Subject:
servitude
Subject:
city
Subject:
countryside
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Resistance.
Subject:
black life
Subject:
free black settlers
Subject:
Dutch-ruled New York
Subject:
British takeover
Subject:
Emancipation
Subject:
black religious experience
Subject:
slave culture
Subject:
Draft Rio
Subject:
ts of 1863
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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