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Pulitzer Prize FinalistAnisfield Wolf Award WinnerOver a frigid few weeks in the winter of 1741 ten fires blazed across Manhattan With each new fire panicked whites saw evidence of a slave uprising In the end thirteen black men were burned at the stake seventeen were hanged and than one hundred black me. This is a superb book but make no mistake it is serious historical research and not easy readingThe basis for my 4 star rating is the uality and depth of the research and not necessarily readability For the uninformed as I was the book focuses on the aftermath of a series of fires that occurred in the mid 1700 s in New York City that sparked a much greater emotional fire of fear suspicion and racism that ultimately resulted in the torturous execution of dozens of people most of whom were black Not one person died in the original fires which may or may not have been arson Reading this book was difficult given the subject matter but also interesting My mental picture of colonial era New York is now considerably detailed and my understanding of pre Revolutionary justice or injustice complete for having read this book I believe any person with a serious interest in history andor the psychology of mass hysteria of the organized witch hunting kind would benefit from reading this book which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist

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New York Burning Liberty Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth Century Manhattan

D colors with slaves making up a full one fifth of the population Exploring the political and social climate of the times Lepore dramatically shows how in a city rife with state intrigue and terror the threat of black rebellion united the white political pluralities in a frenzy of racial fear and violen. Interesting look at a to me unknown incident in 1741 New York City a series of arsons that resulted in a mass trial of slaves most of whom were executed Lepore puts this story in context of the times slave rebellions Indian attacks the rise of Masonry even what plays were on Broad Way at the time Sometimes she gets too deep into trial transcripts and I forgot who was who but in general this was a really well written dip into pre revolutionary New York Lepore asks the still unanswerable uestion how could men who believe so strongly in liberty also believe in slavery

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N and women were thrown into a dungeon beneath City Hall In New York Burning Bancroft Prize winning historian Jill Lepore recounts these dramatic events re creating with path breaking research the nascent New York of the seventeenth century Even then the city was a rich mosaic of cultures communities an. I didn t like this as well as Lepore s The Name of War but it s a worthwhile read Lepore addresses two huge issues that don t get taught about American history First slavery as an institution thrived in all of the American colonies later states not just the Southern US In the 1700s New York City had slaves per capita 20% than any other eastern seaboard colony except Charleston Second when we talk about the revolutionary heritage of the US we ignore the fact that slaves played in active part in that heritage It s not clear from the evidence how widespread or organized the conspiracy in New York was certainly not as large as feared by whites But it does seem like something was going on The Stono Rebellion Vesey s Rebellion Gabriel Prosser s Rebellion and other slave conspiracies and revolts should be acknowledged as steps on the road to revolution and liberty for all Americans


10 thoughts on “New York Burning Liberty Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth Century Manhattan

  1. says:

    This is a superb book but make no mistake it is serious historical research and not easy readingThe basis for my 4 star rating is the uality and depth of the research and not necessarily readability For the uninformed as I was the book focuses on the aftermath of a series of fires that occurred in the mid 1700's in New Y

  2. says:

    This book should have been really good a history of a forgotten event revolving around politics and race in colonial New York City and it was a Pulitzer Prize finalist according to the sticker on the front Howev

  3. says:

    Lepore offers a well researched reconstruction of the alleged conspiracy of the 1741 arsons in New York Is this an important book? I imagine

  4. says:

    I didn't like this as well as Lepore's The Name of War but it's a worthwhile read Lepore addresses two huge issues that don't get taught about American history First slavery as an institution thrived in all of the American c

  5. says:

    In New York Burning Jill Lepore traces the history of the slave rebellion in New York City in 1741 and argues that New Yorkers’ fears of slave conspiracies functioned as a sort of shadow political party checking the actions and power of legitimate politicians and courts This is not so much about the conspiracy itself which may not have existed or may have been greatly exaggerated but the investigation and legal conseuences which resulted

  6. says:

    The history is terrific vivid and filled with the complexity of 1741 New York a small place with many tensions Reading the author's notes in the Appendices and Footnotes allows you to follow how she developed her data and used current technology databases Arc Info to assist in tracing patterns of residents and activities in the city She also writes about comparing sources ie Horsmanden's Journal with data derived from ce

  7. says:

    This book gives an incredibly detailed account of an incident in American history that most people are unaware of the trials and subseuent exec

  8. says:

    Lots of detail in this book which has some of the twists turns and multiple theories as a murder mystery Unfortunately the momentum flags at several points and the author is much interested in Daniel Horsemanden than I am However the links with the Salem witch trials and especially the African burial ground in the epilogue help redeem the book in my eyes The process for reconstructing the people and places of 18th century New York describ

  9. says:

    Interesting look at a to me unknown incident in 1741 New York City a series of arsons that resulted in a mass trial of slaves most of whom were executed Lepore puts this story in context of the times slave rebellions Indian attacks

  10. says:

    Parts were very interesting and intriguing but other parts were rather dry If you are someone who likes to stud