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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Marc Howard
Dewey number
306.3620974
Dissertation note
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"? --
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Provided by the publisher.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Collective memory
  • Public history
  • Historic sites
Label
Slavery in the North : forgetting history and recovering memory, Marc Howard Ross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction Chapter 1. Collective Memory. Chapter 2. Surveying Enslavement in the North.Chapter 3. Slavery and Collective Forgetting. Chapter 4. Enslaved Africans in the President's House. Chapter 5. Memorializing the Enslaved on Independence Mall. Chapter 6. The Bench by the Side of the Road. Chapter 7. Burying Grounds Chapter 8. Overcoming Collective Forgetting Epilogue
Control code
on1031423010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780812250381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088485465
Label
Slavery in the North : forgetting history and recovering memory, Marc Howard Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction Chapter 1. Collective Memory. Chapter 2. Surveying Enslavement in the North.Chapter 3. Slavery and Collective Forgetting. Chapter 4. Enslaved Africans in the President's House. Chapter 5. Memorializing the Enslaved on Independence Mall. Chapter 6. The Bench by the Side of the Road. Chapter 7. Burying Grounds Chapter 8. Overcoming Collective Forgetting Epilogue
Control code
on1031423010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780812250381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088485465

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