9780252078538-0252078535-African or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861

African or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861

ISBN-13: 9780252078538
ISBN-10: 0252078535
Edition: 1st Edition
Author: Alexander, Leslie M.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 258 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780252078538
ISBN-10: 0252078535
Edition: 1st Edition
Author: Alexander, Leslie M.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 258 pages

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Acknowledged authors Alexander, Leslie M. wrote African or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861 comprising 258 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0252078535 and 9780252078538. Since then African or American?: Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.85 or rent at the marketplace.

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In this illuminating history, Leslie M. Alexander chronicles the development of Black activism in New York from the formation of the first Black organization, the African Society, in 1784 to the eve of the Civil War in 1861. In this critical period, Black activists sought to formulate an effective response to their unequal freedom. Examining Black newspapers, speeches, and organizational records, this study documents the creation of mutual relief, religious, and political associations, which Black men and women infused with African cultural traditions and values. In the end, the Black leadership resolved to assert an American identity and to expand their mission for full equality and citizenship, signaling a new phase in the quest for racial advancement and fostering the creation of a nascent Black Nationalism.

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