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Author Peterson, Carla L., 1944-

Title Black Gotham : a family history of African Americans in nineteenth-century New York City / Carla L. Peterson

Publ Info New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2011]
2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Lincoln  F130 .N4 P47 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  F130.N4 P47 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 446 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-429) and index
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
Note 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
LC subject African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- 19th century
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
White, Philip, 1823-1891
Guigon, Peter, 1813-1885
Peterson, Carla L., 1944- -- Family
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
ISBN 9780300162554 (alk. paper)
0300162553 (alk. paper)