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Title:
Black Gotham : a family history of African Americans in nineteenth-century New York City
Author:
Peterson, Carla L., 1944-
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Publication Information:
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
ix, 446 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Summary:
Narrates the story of the elite African American families who lived in New York City in the nineteenth century, describing their successes as businesspeople and professionals and the contributions they made to the culture of that time period.
Language:
English
Contents:
Family, memory, history -- Lower Manhattan, 1795-1865. Collect Street : circa 1819 ; The Mulberry Street School : circa 1828 ; The young graduates : circa 1834 ; Community building : circa 1840 ; A Black aristocracy : circa 1847 ; Whimsy and resistance : circa 1853 ; The Draft Riots : July 1863 ; Union and disunion : circa 1864 -- Brooklyn, 1865-1895. Peter Guignon's private wars : circa 1862 ; Philip White in Brooklyn : circa 1875 ; New women, new men at century's end -- Commemorations.
ISBN:
9780300162554
Format :
Book

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