Respectable Woman: The Public Roles of African American Women in 19th-Century New York

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Respectable Woman: The Public Roles of African American Women in 19th-Century New York Black Studies
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In the 19th century, New york City underwent a tremendous demographic transformation driven by European immigration, the growth of a native-born population, & the expansion of one of the largest African American communities in the North. New York's free blacks were extremely politically active, lobbying for equal rights at home & an end to southern slavery. The struggle for civil rights did not extend to equal gender roles, & black male leaders encouraged women to remain in the domestic sphere. This book reveals the varied & powerful lives led by black women who occupied public & essential roles as gender & race reformers.

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