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Black slave ownership is a neglected area in the annals of American history. This work illustrates and traces the pattern that black slave ownership took in New York City, from its documented inception in 1661 to its demise after 1830. In New York City the phenomena of black slave ownership may be understood in the classic sense as "benevolent" slave holdings as defined by Carter G. Woodson. The social and material culture histories included in this work provide a unique view of colonial New Amsterdam and New York City.

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Examines how free blacks, many of them former slaves themselves, held slaves in New Amsterdam and New York City from the first documentation of the practice in 1661 until its end after 1830. Finds that black men bought wives, children, and near relatives in order to release them from the bondage of whites and to keep families together; there is no evidence that they used slaves for commercial purposes.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-109) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815315360
Author:
Wilson, Sherrill D.
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Wilson, S.
Author:
Wilson Sherrill
Author:
Wilson, Rosalee
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
New York
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) History.
Subject:
Afro-American slaveholders -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Subject:
African American slaveholders
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Slavery - New York (State) - New York -
Subject:
Americana-General
Series:
Garland Reference Library of the Humanities
Series Volume:
no. 121
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
9.08x6.32x.63 in. .82 lbs.

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