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The Resource Complicity : how the North promoted, prolonged, and profited from slavery, Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank ; with Cheryl Magazine, images editor ; foreword by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

Complicity : how the North promoted, prolonged, and profited from slavery, Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank ; with Cheryl Magazine, images editor ; foreword by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

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Complicity : how the North promoted, prolonged, and profited from slavery
Title
Complicity
Title remainder
how the North promoted, prolonged, and profited from slavery
Statement of responsibility
Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank ; with Cheryl Magazine, images editor ; foreword by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
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Language
eng
Summary
Slavery in the South has been documented in volumes ranging from exhaustive histories to bestselling novels. But the North's profit from---indeed, dependence on---slavery has mostly been a shameful and well-kept secret ... until now. In this startling and superbly researched new book, three veteran New England journalists demythologize the region of America know for tolerance and liberation, revealing a place where thousands of people were held in bondage and slavery was both an economic dynamo and a necessary way of life. Complicity reveals the cruel truth about the Triangle Trade of molasses, rum, and slaves that lucratively linked the North to the West Indies and Africa; discloses the reality of Northern empires built on profits from rum, cotton, and ivory---and run, in some cases, by abolitionists; and exposes the thousand-acre plantations that existed in towns such as Salem, Connecticut. Here, too, are eye-opening accounts of the individuals who profited directly from slavery far from the Mason-Dixon line---including Nathaniel Gordon of Maine, the only slave trader sentenced to die in the United States, who even as an inmate of New York's infamous Tombs prison was supported by a shockingly large percentage of the city; Patty Cannon, whose brutal gang kidnapped free blacks from Northern states and sold them into slavery; and the Philadelphia doctor Samuel Morton, eminent in the ninteenth-century field of "race science," which purported to prove the inferiority of African-born black people. Culled from long-ignored documents and reports---and bolstered by rarely seen photos, publications, maps, and period drawings---Complicity is a fascinating and sobering work that actually does what so many books pretend to do: shed light on America's past. Expanded from the celebrated Hartford Courant special report that the Connecticut Department of Education sent to every middle school and high school in the state (the original work is required readings in many college classrooms,) this new book is sure to become a must-read reference everywhere
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collective biography
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Hartford courant
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Farrow, Anne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.F35 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1945-
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  • Lang, Joel
  • Frank, Jenifer
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  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Slave trade
  • Sklaverei
  • Handelspolitik
  • Geschichte
  • Economic history
  • Northeastern States
  • Northeastern States
  • Northeastern States
  • USA
  • Africa
  • Northeastern States
  • United States
Label
Complicity : how the North promoted, prolonged, and profited from slavery, Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank ; with Cheryl Magazine, images editor ; foreword by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-250) and index
Contents
Cotton comes North -- First fortunes -- A Connecticut slave -- Rebellion in Manhattan -- Newport rum, African slaves -- New York's slave pirates -- The other underground railroad -- Hated heroes -- Philadelphia's race scientist -- Plunder for pianos
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 269 p.
Isbn
9780345467829
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005041217
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58526694
  • (OCoLC)58526694
Label
Complicity : how the North promoted, prolonged, and profited from slavery, Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank ; with Cheryl Magazine, images editor ; foreword by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-250) and index
Contents
Cotton comes North -- First fortunes -- A Connecticut slave -- Rebellion in Manhattan -- Newport rum, African slaves -- New York's slave pirates -- The other underground railroad -- Hated heroes -- Philadelphia's race scientist -- Plunder for pianos
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxix, 269 p.
Isbn
9780345467829
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005041217
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)58526694
  • (OCoLC)58526694

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