New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jill Lepore

New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: December 2007
ISBN: 9780307427007
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Over a frigid few weeks in the winter of 1741, ten fires blazed across Manhattan. With each new fire, panicked whites saw more evidence of a slave uprising. In the end, thirteen black men were burned at the stake, seventeen were hanged and more than one hundred black men and women were thrown into a dungeon beneath City Hall.

In New York Burning, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Jill Lepore recounts these dramatic events, re-creating, with path-breaking research, the nascent New York of the seventeenth century. Even then, the city was a rich mosaic of cultures, communities and colors, with slaves making up a full one-fifth of the population. Exploring the political and social climate of the times, Lepore dramatically shows how, in a city rife with state intrigue and terror, the threat of black rebellion united the white political pluralities in a frenzy of racial fear and violence.


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