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Author Dunbar, Erica Armstrong.

Title A fragile freedom : African American women and emancipation in the antebellum city / Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2008]
©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 196 pages) : illustrations
Series Society and the sexes in the modern world
Society and the sexes in the modern world.
Contents Slavery and the "holy experiment" -- Maneuvering manumission in Philadelphia : African American women and indentured servitude -- Creating Black Philadelphia : African American women and their neighborhoods -- Voices from the margins : the Philadelphia female anti-slavery society, 1833-1840 -- Writing for womanhood : African American women and print culture -- A mental and moral feast : reading, writing, and sentimentality in Black Philadelphia
Summary Chronicling the lives of African American women in the urban north of America (particularly Philadelphia) during the early years of the republic, 'A Fragile Freedom' investigates how they journeyed from enslavement to the precarious state of 'free persons' in the decades before the Civil War
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-187) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject African American women -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
African American women -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
Free African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
Free African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300145063 (electronic bk.)
9780300145069 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)
(cloth : alk. paper)