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A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Carla L. Peterson tells the history of African-American elites in New York City, and of her nineteenth-century ancestors and the world they lived in. Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City challenges many of the accepted ideas about African-American history, slavery, freedom, racism, and the cosmopolitan black elite.

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Carla l. Peterson

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