By Prof. Erica Armstrong Dunbar
This publication is the 1st to chronicle the lives of African American girls within the city north through the early years of the republic. A Fragile Freedom investigates how African American girls in Philadelphia journeyed from enslavement to the precarious prestige of free individuals” within the a long time top as much as the Civil battle and examines related advancements within the towns of latest York and Boston.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar argues that early nineteenth-century Philadelphia, the place such a lot African american citizens have been unfastened, enacted one of those practice session for the nationwide emancipation that within the postCivil conflict years. She explores the lives of the regular” girls of antebellum Philadelphia, the loose black associations that took root there, and the formerly unrecognized value of African American ladies to the heritage of yank cities.
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A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City (Society and the Sexes in the Modern Worl) by Prof. Erica Armstrong Dunbar