Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-187) and index.
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.
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.
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