The Resource Free people of color : inside the African American community, James Oliver Horton

Free people of color : inside the African American community, James Oliver Horton

Label
Free people of color : inside the African American community
Title
Free people of color
Title remainder
inside the African American community
Statement of responsibility
James Oliver Horton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Free People of Color is a path-breaking historical inquiry into the forces that unified and divided free African Americans in the pre-Civil War North, as they dealt with human issues vastly complicated by the racist character of American society. James Oliver Horton explores the social and psychological interior of free African American communities and reveals the diversity and nuances of free black society in such northern cities as Boston, Buffalo, and Washington, D.C. While examining the heated debates within these communities over gender roles, skin color, national identity, leadership styles, and politics, he argues for a complex and pluralistic view of free black society - where disagreement did not preclude cooperation toward common goals, such as ending slavery, obtaining full citizenship, and securing educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. Horton also discusses relations between blacks and the European immigrants with whom they shared living space and often competed for employment. He finds the association between African Americans and Germans to have been relatively harmonious, particularly in contrast to the violence and acrimony that marked contact between blacks and Irish immigrants. "Black people," observes Horton, "like all Americans, develop communities which reflect the national, regional, and local issues that affect their well-being." The essays in Free People of Color document the complexity of antebellum African American communities and portray their inhabitants as a multifaceted people whose lives were both complicated by restrictive forces and unified by common goals
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horton, James Oliver
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.9
LC item number
.H67 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • Freigelassener
  • Psychosoziale Situation
  • Rassenbeziehung
  • Geschichte 1800-1863
  • USA
  • USA
  • Schwarze
  • Ethnische Beziehung
  • Freigelassener
  • Psychosoziale Situation
  • Schwarze
  • USA
  • USA
Label
Free people of color : inside the African American community, James Oliver Horton
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blacks in Antebellum Boston: The Migrant and the Community -- Generations of Protest: Black Families and Social Reform -- Links to Bondage: Free Blacks and the Underground Railroad -- Violence, protest, and Identity: Black Manhood in Antebellum America / James Oliver Horton -- Freedom's Yoke: Gender Conventions among Free Blacks -- Shades of Color: The Mulatto in Three Antebellum Norther Communities -- Double Consciousness : African American Identity in the Nineteenth Century -- African Americans and Germans in Mid-nineteenth Century Buffalo / James Oliver Horton -- Race, Occupation, and Literacy in Reconstruction Washington, D.C. / James Oliver Horton
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 238 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035151969
Label
Free people of color : inside the African American community, James Oliver Horton
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blacks in Antebellum Boston: The Migrant and the Community -- Generations of Protest: Black Families and Social Reform -- Links to Bondage: Free Blacks and the Underground Railroad -- Violence, protest, and Identity: Black Manhood in Antebellum America / James Oliver Horton -- Freedom's Yoke: Gender Conventions among Free Blacks -- Shades of Color: The Mulatto in Three Antebellum Norther Communities -- Double Consciousness : African American Identity in the Nineteenth Century -- African Americans and Germans in Mid-nineteenth Century Buffalo / James Oliver Horton -- Race, Occupation, and Literacy in Reconstruction Washington, D.C. / James Oliver Horton
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 238 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035151969

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