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New York burning : liberty, slavery, and conspiracy in eighteenth-century Manhattan / Jill Lepore.

Author/Creator:
Lepore, Jill, 1966-
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Subjects:
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Conspiracy of 1741.
Slave insurrections -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.
Fires -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Race relations.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Conspiracy of 1741 (New York, New York).
African Americans.
Fires.
Race relations.
Slave insurrections.
New York (State) -- New York.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
A chronicle of an alleged eighteenth-century slave conspiracy to destroy New York City explores the social and political climate of the 1730s and 1740s and the implications of the conspiracy in terms of American politics and history.
Contents:
The Plot
Ice
Fire
Stone
Paper
Water
Blood
Ink
Dust.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-308) and index.
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards - Nonfiction, Winner, 2006
ISBN:
1400040299
9781400040292
OCLC:
56334128
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