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Root & Branch: African Americans in New York and East Jersey, 1613-1863

By: Graham Russell Hodges.

Price: $27.50

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: c1999

Seller ID: 84778X

ISBN: 080784778X

Condition: 424 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 32 illus., 4 tables, 1 map, append., notes, bibl., index, paperback, University of North Carolina Press


In this remarkable book, Graham Hodges presents a comprehensive history of African Americans in New York City and its rural environs from the arrival of the first African--a sailor marooned on Manhattan Island in 1613--to the bloody Draft Riots of 1863. Throughout, he explores the intertwined themes of freedom and servitude, city and countryside, and work, religion, and resistance that shaped black life in the region through two and a half centuries.Hodges chronicles... View more info