Emancipating New York : The Politics of Slavery and Freedom, 1777-1827
By: Gellman, David N.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World: Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (312 p.).ISBN: 9780807134658.Subject(s): Abolitionists -- Political activity -- New York (State) | Antislavery movements -- New York (State) -- History | New York (State) -- Politics and government --1775-1865 | New York (State) -- Race relations | Slaves -- Emancipation -- New York (State)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Emancipating New York : The Politics of Slavery and Freedom, 1777–1827DDC classification: 306.36209747 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. NO EXIT; 1. Labor, Law, and Resistance in the Eighteenth Century; 2. Unfished Revolutions; II. INDENTITIES; 3. 1785: The Road Not Taken; 4. Containing Slavery: The Manumission Society and the Law, 1785-92; 5. Pirates, Sugar, Debtors, and Federalists: The Paradoxes of Antislavery Political Economy; 6. Race, Citizenship, Sentiment, and the Construction of an Antislavery Public Sphere; 7. Slavery and the Politics of Upheaval: The 1790s; 8. Ambiguous Victory: Gradual Abolition Becomes Law; III. REFLECTIONS
9. Freedom, Slavery, Memory, and Modernity, 1800-27Epilogue: Inescapable; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; X
An innovative blend of cultural and political history, Emancipating New York is the most complete study to date of the abolition of slavery in New York state. Focusing on public opinion, David N. Gellman shows New Yorkers engaged in vigorous debates and determined activism during the final decades of the eighteenth century as they grappled with the possibility of freeing the state's black population. The gradual emancipation that began in New York in 1799 helped move an entire region of the country toward a historically rare slaveless democracy, creating a wedge in the United States that would
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