In Hope of Liberty Culture, Community and Protest Among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860
Spanning the 200 years and eight generations from the colonial slave trade to the Civil War, this marvelously peopled history introduces readers to a rich cast of characters who contributed to the politics, culture, and society of black America. The Hortons brilliantly illuminate the free black communities of the antebellum North as they struggled to reconcile conflicting cultural identities and to work for social change in an atmosphere of racial injustice.
Authors: James Oliver Horton, Lois E. Horton.
Published by Oxford University Press, 1998.