By Joe W. Trotter, Earl Lewis, Tera W. Hunter
From the early years of the African slave alternate to the United States, blacks have lived and laboured in city environments. but the transformation of rural blacks right into a predominantly city humans is a comparatively contemporary phenomenon - basically in the course of international conflict One did African americans stream into towns in huge numbers, and simply in the course of global battle did extra blacks live in towns than within the nation-state. via the early Seventies, blacks had not just made the transition from rural to city settings, yet have been nearly lightly dispensed among the towns of the North and the West at the one hand and the South at the different. of their quest for complete citizenship rights, monetary democracy, and unencumber from an oppressive rural prior, black southerners grew to become to city migration and employment within the nation's business area as a brand new 'Promised Land' or 'Flight from Egypt'. with a purpose to remove darkness from those modifications in African American city lifestyles, this e-book brings jointly city background; modern social, cultural, and coverage examine; and comparative views on race, ethnicity, and nationality inside of and throughout nationwide boundaries.
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Likewise the re was a shared feeling of advanta ge among those at the top . For an exten ded version of this argument sec, James Oliver Horton and Lois E . Horton , In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community and Protest A mong N orthern Free Blacks, 1700-1860 (N ew York: O xfo rd Un iversity Press, 1997 ). Roi Ottley and William J. , The Negro in New York: A n Informal Social H istory, 1626-1940 (New York: New York Public Librar y, 1967). Kenneth Scott, "T he Slave Insurrectio n in N ew York in 1712 ," New Yorl: H istorical Society Q uarterly 45 (196 1): 43- 74 .
Remini , The R evolutionary Age ofA ndrew jackson (New York: H arper & Row, Publish ers, 1976), 15 . Horton and Horton, In Hope of Liberty. CHAPTER 2 INDUSTRIAL SLAVERY: LINKING THE PERIPHERY AND THE CORE RONALD 1. LEWIS INTRODUCTION Industrial slavery seems destined to forever occupy a place at the periphery of the discourse on American slavery. The Old South was, after all, overwhelmingly a rural, plantation economy, and industry is generally associated with urban places. The fact that only about 5 percent of the region's slave population labored in industrial pursuits at any given time is sufficient to understand why industrial slavery has generated relatively little scholarship.
African American Urban Experience: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present by Joe W. Trotter, Earl Lewis, Tera W. Hunter