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Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in New York City, 1624-1783 (Hardback)
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Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in New York City, 1624-1783 (Hardback)

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Hardback 344 Pages / Published: 11/12/2003
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Probing the colonial history of New York City, Thelma Foote examines the broadly shared belief that black slavery and antiblack racism were marginal to the experience of northern colonies in British North America. In this study of Dutch and English New York, she demonstrates that racial domination was a key foundation of society and culture in the seaport community and examines the interrelationship of racial tensions and breakdowns in colonial governance.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195088090
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 603 g
Dimensions: 242 x 159 x 23 mm


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"In this sober, thoughtful, profoundly researched book, Thelma Foote shows that Black people were fundamental to early New York. Under Dutch founders, English conquerors, and American Revolutionaries, slavery, racial thinking, and slaves' resistance were part of the main New York story. Much of that story is ugly, but it is an American tale that needs telling and Foote has told it very well."--Edward Countryman, Southern Methodist University


"Challenging the 'apartheid narrative' of New York City's early history, Thelma Foote illuminates such topics as the legal position of blacks in Dutch Manhattan; 18th-century patterns of slave labor and social exchange; African American burial rituals; and the so-called Negro Plot of 1741."--Patricia U. Bonomi, author of Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America


"For urban historians, especially those who specialize in the history of New York City, this is required reading....Foote's analysis of racial formation will force historians and urban scholars to rethink their understanding of NYC's history."--CHOICE


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