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Forging Freedom : The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community, 1720-1840
Forging Freedom The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community 1720-1840
Author: Gary B. Nash
This book is the first to trace the good and bad fortunes, over more than a century, of the earliest large free black community in the United States. Gary Nash shows how, from colonial times through the Revolution and into the turbulent 1830s, blacks in the City of Brotherly Love struggled to shape a family life, gain occupational competence, or...  more
ISBN-13: 9780674309333
ISBN-10: 0674309332
Publication Date: 3/1/1991
Pages: 372
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Publisher: Harvard University Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This book was part of my required reading for a class I took at Penn State. Philly was the largest free black community in the US from 1720 onward. Very informative and very readable.