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New York burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan

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Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner
In New York Burning, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Jill Lepore recounts these dramatic events of 1741, when ten fires blazed across Manhattan and panicked whites suspecting it to be the work a slave uprising went on a rampage. In the end, thirteen black men were burned at the stake, seventeen were hanged and more than one hundred black men and women were thrown into a dungeon beneath City Hall.
Even back in the seventeenth century, the city was a rich mosaic of cultures, communities and colors, with slaves making up a full one-fifth of the population. Exploring the political and social climate of the times, Lepore dramatically shows how, in a city rife with state intrigue and terror, the threat of black rebellion united the white political pluralities in a frenzy of racial fear and violence.

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Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner
In New York Burning, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Jill Lepore recounts these dramatic events of 1741, when ten fires blazed across Manhattan and panicked whites suspecting it to be the work a slave uprising went on a rampage. In the end, thirteen black men were burned at the stake, seventeen were hanged and more than one hundred black men and women were thrown into a dungeon beneath City Hall.
Even back in the seventeenth century, the city was a rich mosaic of cultures, communities and colors, with slaves making up a full one-fifth of the population. Exploring the political and social climate of the times, Lepore dramatically shows how, in a city rife with state intrigue and terror, the threat of black rebellion united the white political pluralities in a frenzy of racial fear and violence.

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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century
Fires -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- Conspiracy of 1741
New York (N.Y.) -- Race relations
Slave insurrections -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century
title_displayNew York burning : liberty, slavery, and conspiracy in eighteenth-century Manhattan
title_fullNew York Burning Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
New York burning : liberty, slavery, and conspiracy in eighteenth-century Manhattan / Jill Lepore
New York burning : liberty, slavery, and conspiracy in eighteenth-century Manhattan [electronic resource] / Jill Lepore
title_shortNew York burning
title_subLiberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Fires
History
Nonfiction
Race relations
Slave insurrections
Sociology