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By Prof. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

ISBN-10: 0300125917

ISBN-13: 9780300125917

This e-book is the 1st to chronicle the lives of African American ladies within the city north through the early years of the republic. a delicate Freedom investigates how African American ladies in Philadelphia journeyed from enslavement to the precarious prestige of “free folks” within the many years prime as much as the Civil struggle and examines related advancements within the towns of latest York and Boston. Erica Armstrong Dunbar argues that early nineteenth-century Philadelphia, the place so much African american citizens have been unfastened, enacted one of those practice session for the nationwide emancipation that within the post–Civil warfare years. She explores the lives of the “regular” girls of antebellum Philadelphia, the unfastened black associations that took root there, and the formerly unrecognized significance of African American girls to the historical past of yankee cities.  (20090301)

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As white indentured servants left their masters to join in the military campaign of the French and Indian War, thousands of blacks poured into the seaport and were eagerly purchased by whites in the city and the countryside. Even so, many Philadelphia Quakers began to emancipate their slaves. By the 1780s freedom from British control was secured and emancipation for Philadelphia’s men and women of African descent appeared imminent. Slavery and the “Holy Experiment” 21 When the colonists revolted, the British threatened their economic stability by undermining slave ownership.

Kerber suggests that republican motherhood “merged the domestic domain . . ” Yet it was “a deeply ambivalent ideology,” writes Anne Boylan, “with both progressive and conservative tendencies, requiring as it did that ‘egalitarian society [would rest] on . . ”56 Other historians of women in this era note the simultaneous rise of an ideology of “spheres” and of women’s political activism in salons, women’s organizations, female academies, and economic life. The ideology of “spheres” was new and part of the ideological reconstruction of the gender system following the Revolution.

55 But how did the American Revolution and the birth of a new nation affect the lives of black women? The historian Linda Kerber’s construct of the republican mother explains how, in the postrevolutionary years, Americans accommodated republican ideology. Kerber suggests that republican motherhood “merged the domestic domain . . ” Yet it was “a deeply ambivalent ideology,” writes Anne Boylan, “with both progressive and conservative tendencies, requiring as it did that ‘egalitarian society [would rest] on .

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