In Hope of Liberty. Culture, Community, and Protest Among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860.
“Many African Americans had fought for America’s liberty and their own in the Revolution, but their place in the new nation was unresolved. As slavery was abolished in the North, free blacks gained greater opportunities, but still faced a long struggle against limits to their freedom, against discrimination, and against southern slavery. The lives of these men and women are vividly described in In Hope of Liberty, spanning the 200 years and eight generations from the colonial slave trade to the Civil War..” (publisher’s blurb)
Description: In Hope of Liberty. Culture, Community, and Protest Among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860.
New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. First edition. Octavo. Publisher’s binding in quarter cloth; dust jacket. Condition Near Fine.