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New York Burning|Jill Lepore
New York Burning : Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
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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. 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: 9780307427007
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Date: Dec 2007
  • Seller Statement: Sold by Random House, Inc.

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