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Author Dunbar, Erica Armstrong.
Title A fragile freedom : African American women and emancipation in the antebellum city / Erica Armstrong Dunbar.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.

Author Dunbar, Erica Armstrong.
Series Society and the sexes in the modern world
Society and the sexes in the modern world.
Subject African American women -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
African American women -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Free African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
Free African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Antislavery movements -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Pennsylvania -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 19th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 196 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-187) and index.
Contents Slavery and the "holy experiment" -- Maneuvering manumission in Philadelphia : African American women and indentured servitude -- Creating Black Philadelphia : African American women and their neighborhoods -- Voices from the margins : the Philadelphia female anti-slavery society, 1833-1840 -- Writing for womanhood : African American women and print culture -- A mental and moral feast : reading, writing, and sentimentality in Black Philadelphia.
Summary Chronicling the lives of African American women in the urban north of America (particularly Philadelphia) during the early years of the republic, 'A Fragile Freedom' investigates how they journeyed from enslavement to the precarious state of 'free persons' in the decades before the Civil War.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780300145069 (electronic bk.)
0300145063 (electronic bk.)
1282352350
9781282352353
1282089404
9781282089402
9780300125917 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0300125917 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 648671210
Additional Format Print version: Dunbar, Erica Armstrong. Fragile freedom. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2007036454 (OCoLC)173135731