In Hope of Liberty

In Hope of Liberty : Culture, Community and Protest among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860

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Covering 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 more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195124650
  • 9780195124651
  • 2,017,438

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Given the amount of scholarship to-date on the themes of black culture, community and protest, the Hortons have set their sights high in attempting a single-volume study covering all three topics. They have nevertheless succeeded in producing a work of synthesis which is both broad in scope and, most importantly, accessible to a wide readership. * S-M Grant, American Studies, 33:2, 1999. * it is the Horton's ability to pull together such a wide and varied range of individual voices that makes this work so approachable. * S-M Grant, American Studies, 33:2, 1999. * what makes In Hope of Liberty so stimulating is the juxtaposition of the broad historical sweep with individual experience. * S-M Grant, American Studies, 33:2, 1999. *show more

About 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 more

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