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


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Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner

In New York Burning , Bancroft Prize-winning historian Jill Lepore recounts these dramatic events of 1741, when ten fires blazed across Manhattan and panicked whites suspecting it to be the work a slave uprising went on a rampage.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner

In New York Burning, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Jill Lepore recounts these dramatic events of 1741, when ten fires blazed across Manhattan and panicked whites suspecting it to be the work a slave uprising went on a rampage. 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.
Even back in the seventeenth century, 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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  • ISBN-13: 9781400032266
  • ISBN-10: 1400032261
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA
  • Publish Date: August 2006
  • Page Count: 323
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.28 x 0.71 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds


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