Black Gotham

A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-century New York City
Author(s): 
Peterson, Carla L.
ISBN: 
9780300162554
Date published: 
April 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£25.00
Pages: 
464

Part detective tale, part social and cultural narrative, this book gives an account of the author's quest to reconstruct the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors. It challenges many of the accepted "truths" about African-American history, including the assumption that the phrase "nineteenth-century black Americans" means enslaved people.