By Richard Newman, James Mueller, Dee Andrews, Gary Nash, Ira Berlin, W. Caleb McDaniel, Heather S. Nathans, Elizabeth Varon, David Waldstreicher, Julie P. Winch
Antislavery and Abolition in Philadelphia considers the cultural, political, and spiritual contexts shaping the lengthy fight opposed to racial injustice in a single of early America's most vital towns. made from 9 scholarly essays through a extraordinary staff of historians, the amount recounts the antislavery flow in Philadelphia from a marginalized prestige in the course of the colonial period to its upward push throughout the Civil struggle. Philadelphia used to be the house to the Society of pals, which provided the 1st public assault on slavery within the 1680s; the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, the western world's first antislavery workforce; and to generations of abolitionists, who geared up a few of early America's most vital civil rights teams. those abolitionists--black, white, spiritual, secular, male, female--grappled with the that means of black freedom previous and extra continually than an individual else in early American tradition. state-of-the-art educational perspectives illustrate Philadelphia's antislavery move, the way it survived societal competition, and remained important to evolving notions of racial justice.
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Extra resources for Antislavery and Abolition in Philadelphia: Emancipation and the Long Struggle for Racial Justice in the City of Brotherly Love
A similar African inﬂux followed in 1756 when the outbreak of war blocked the north Atlantic sea lanes. Slaves entered the city in large numbers, often directly from Africa. The character of the black population changed along with its size. 5 The periodic re-Africanization of Philadelphia’s slave population also reﬂected the difﬁculties black people had reproducing themselves. Abusive treatment, poor nourishment, cramped quarters, and the city’s cold, damp climate left newly arrived black men and women susceptible to diseases to which they had little immunity.
Quickly snapped up by the European settlers, African slaves equaled about one-seventh of Philadelphia’s population. 2 Their arrival transformed both the city and the city’s black population, establishing a pattern whereby black life would be constantly reconstructed. The changing character of slavery in Philadelphia shaped the struggle over freedom in the city and inﬂuenced it far beyond the city’s boundaries. Just as Africans had replaced Atlantic Creoles, African Americans soon replaced Africans.
Their boisterous lifestyle, colorful dress, plaited hair, eelskin queues, and swaggering gait scandalized the respectables like Allen and Forten. ”33 Slavery, Freedom, and Philadelphia’s Struggle for Brotherly Love 33 While black Philadelphians wrestled with their internal divisions and the very deﬁnition of what it meant to be “of color,” most white Philadelphians paid such differences small heed. To them, it mattered little whether black people were propertied or penniless, skilled or unskilled, or Anglicans or Methodists.
Antislavery and Abolition in Philadelphia: Emancipation and the Long Struggle for Racial Justice in the City of Brotherly Love by Richard Newman, James Mueller, Dee Andrews, Gary Nash, Ira Berlin, W. Caleb McDaniel, Heather S. Nathans, Elizabeth Varon, David Waldstreicher, Julie P. Winch