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The Resource Slavery in the North : forgetting history and recovering memory, Marc Howard Ross

Slavery in the North : forgetting history and recovering memory, Marc Howard Ross

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Slavery in the North : forgetting history and recovering memory
Title
Slavery in the North
Title remainder
forgetting history and recovering memory
Statement of responsibility
Marc Howard Ross
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2002, we learned that President George Washington had eight (and, later, nine) enslaved Africans in his house while he lived in Philadelphia from 1790 to 1797. The house was only one block from Independence Hall and, though torn down in 1832, it housed the enslaved men and women Washington brought to the city as well as serving as the country's first executive office building. Intense controversy erupted over what this newly resurfaced evidence of enslaved people in Philadelphia meant for the site that was next door to the new home for the Liberty Bell. How could slavery best be remembered and memorialized in the birthplace of American freedom? For Marc Howard Ross, this conflict raised a related and troubling question: why and how did slavery in the North fade from public consciousness to such a degree that most Americans have perceived it entirely as a "Southern problem"? Although slavery was institutionalized throughout the Northern as well as the Southern colonies and early states, the existence of slavery in the North and its significance for the region's economic development has rarely received public recognition. In Slavery in the North, Ross not only asks why enslavement disappeared from the North's collective memories but also how the dramatic recovery of these memories in recent decades should be understood. Ross undertakes an exploration of the history of Northern slavery, visiting sites such as the African Burial Ground in New York, Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, the ports of Rhode Island, old mansions in Massachusetts, prestigious universities, and rediscovered burying grounds. Inviting the reader to accompany him on his own journey of discovery, Ross recounts the processes by which Northerners had collectively forgotten 250 years of human bondage and the recent--and continuing--struggles over recovering, and commemorating, what it entailed."
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Ross, Marc Howard
Dewey number
306.3/620974
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.R797 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Collective memory
  • Public history
  • Historic sites
  • Collective memory
  • Public history
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Northeastern States
  • United States
  • Sklaverei
  • USA
Label
Slavery in the North : forgetting history and recovering memory, Marc Howard Ross
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-288) 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
Preface -- Introduction -- Collective Memory -- Surveying Enslavement in the North -- Slavery and Collective Forgetting -- Enslaved Africans in the President's House -- Memorializing the Enslaved on Independence Mall -- The Bench by the Side of the Road -- Burial Grounds as Sites of Memory Recovery -- Overcoming Collective Forgetting -- Epilogue
Control code
1031423010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780812250381
Lccn
2018016677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028552943
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031423010
Label
Slavery in the North : forgetting history and recovering memory, Marc Howard Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-288) 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
Preface -- Introduction -- Collective Memory -- Surveying Enslavement in the North -- Slavery and Collective Forgetting -- Enslaved Africans in the President's House -- Memorializing the Enslaved on Independence Mall -- The Bench by the Side of the Road -- Burial Grounds as Sites of Memory Recovery -- Overcoming Collective Forgetting -- Epilogue
Control code
1031423010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780812250381
Lccn
2018016677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028552943
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031423010

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