In Hope of Liberty
Culture, Community and Protest Among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860
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In Hope of Liberty by James Oliver Horton
Book DescriptionCovering the colonial period to the Civil War, spanning all of the northern United States, In Hope of Liberty documents the antebellum northern black experience. In examining churches, schools, music, living arrangements, occupations, even the underground railroad, the Hortons point out the central role of the black community in successfully managing the tensions born of assimilation and cultural difference. In the process, they detail the extensive national contributions of northern blacks.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195124651
(233mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James Oliver Horton
Slavery and Public Memory, Hardback (May 2006)
Looks at the controversies surrounding the interpretation of slavery's history in the public arena. This book takes on contemporary reactions to the fundamental contradiction of American history, and offers an analysis of how people remember their past, and how the lessons they draw influence American politics and culture.
Slavery and the Making of America, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by James Oliver Horton
Paperback edition of the companion to the four-part PBS series on the history of American slavery which aired February 2005.
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Author Biography - James Oliver Horton
James Oliver Horton is the Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History at the George Washington University. He also directs the African-American Communities Project at the Smithsonian Institution and is the author of Free People of Color: Inside the African-American Community. Lois E. Horton is Professor of Sociology and American Studies at George Mason University and the co-author of Black Bostonians: Family Life and Community Struggles in the Antebellum North.
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