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The Resource Platform for change : the foundations of the northern free Black community, 1775-1865, Harry Reed

Platform for change : the foundations of the northern free Black community, 1775-1865, Harry Reed

Label
Platform for change : the foundations of the northern free Black community, 1775-1865
Title
Platform for change
Title remainder
the foundations of the northern free Black community, 1775-1865
Statement of responsibility
Harry Reed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Platform for Change: The Foundations of the Northern Free Black Community, 1775-1865 challenges prevailing ideas about the passivity of African Americans in the antebellum North. At the same time, the work clearly demonstrates that the methods blacks used to respond to their political and social milieus were not merely reactions to white racism. Instead, late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century blacks are shown to have been motivated by human and social needs that, by and large, have been ignored by historians. Harry Reed reveals how, during this era, American blacks created a cultural identity and, at the same time, attacked the remnants of Northern slavery and the entire institution in the South
  • Taken collectively, the pre-Civil War activities of blacks in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia provided strong cultural underpinnings for the sense of black community that emerged after 1865. To the extent that they were able to confront racism, their spiritual strength was visibly reinforced by a strong cultural sense and an instinct for survival. What emerged during these nine decades was a marvelously complex, organic community, one that possessed its own rationale for existence, its own forms for enhancing collective life, and its own structures for meeting physical and spiritual needs, as well as the means for addressing external power centers that often had severe, negative impacts on blacks themselves
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, Harry A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Free African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Platform for change : the foundations of the northern free Black community, 1775-1865, Harry Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) 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
Background -- The church: spiritual sustenance was not enough -- Organizations: the role of self-help, fraternal, women's, and miscellaneous groups in creating a community infrastructure -- Black newspapers: defenders of the community, establishing and maintaining a public voice -- The convention movement: public forum fo Black ideas and Black leaders -- Emigrationism: toward the evolution of a nationalist ideology
Control code
28965778
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780870133411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1588898
Label
Platform for change : the foundations of the northern free Black community, 1775-1865, Harry Reed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-245) 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
Background -- The church: spiritual sustenance was not enough -- Organizations: the role of self-help, fraternal, women's, and miscellaneous groups in creating a community infrastructure -- Black newspapers: defenders of the community, establishing and maintaining a public voice -- The convention movement: public forum fo Black ideas and Black leaders -- Emigrationism: toward the evolution of a nationalist ideology
Control code
28965778
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780870133411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1588898

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