Black and White Manhattan

Black and White Manhattan : The History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City

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Probing the colonial history of New York City, Thelma Foote examines the broadly shared belief that 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 20mm | 521.64g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 1 halftones & 3 maps
  • 0195165373
  • 9780195165371
  • 1,676,676

Review quote

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 *show more

About Thelma Wills Foote

Thelma Wills Foote is Associate Professor of History and African-American Studies at the University of California, Irvine.show more

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