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Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City

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  • Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City (Yale University Press) – Trade paperback (2012)
    by Carla L Peterson

    Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City

    Trade paperback, Yale University Press
    2012
    English
    446 pages

    ISBN: 0300181744
    ISBN-13: 9780300181746

    Part detective tale, part social and cultural narrative, "Black Gotham" is Carla Peterson's riveting account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors. As she shares their stories and those of their friends, neighbours, and business associates, she illuminates the greater history of African-American elites in New York City. "Black Gotham" challenges many of the accepted "truths" about African-American history, including the assumption that the phrase "nineteenth-century black Americans" means ... Show more

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