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Black Gotham

A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-century New York City
Peterson, Carla L., 1944- (Book - 2011 )
Black Gotham
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Narrates the story of the elite African American families who lived in New York City in the nineteenth century, describing their successes as businesspeople and professionals and the contributions they made to the culture of that time period.
Authors: Peterson, Carla L., 1944-
Statement of Responsibility: Carla L. Peterson
Title: Black Gotham
a family history of African Americans in nineteenth-century New York City
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2011
Characteristics: ix, 446 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-429) and index
Contents: Family, memory, history
Lower Manhattan, 1795-1865. Collect Street : circa 1819 ; The Mulberry Street School : circa 1828 ; The young graduates : circa 1834 ; Community building : circa 1840 ; A Black aristocracy : circa 1847 ; Whimsy and resistance : circa 1853 ; The Draft Riots : July 1863 ; Union and disunion : circa 1864
Brooklyn, 1865-1895. Peter Guignon's private wars : circa 1862 ; Philip White in Brooklyn : circa 1875 ; New women, new men at century's end
Commemorations
Summary: Narrates the story of the elite African American families who lived in New York City in the nineteenth century, describing their successes as businesspeople and professionals and the contributions they made to the culture of that time period.
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Social conditions 19th century New York (N.Y.) History 19th century New York (N.Y.) Biography Peterson, Carla L., 1944- Family Guigon, Peter, 1813-1885 White, Philip, 1823-1891 African Americans New York (State) New York Biography African Americans New York (State) New York Social conditions 19th century African Americans New York (State) New York History 19th century
Topical Term: African Americans
African Americans
African Americans
LCCN: 2010039306
ISBN: 0300162553
9780300162554
Branch Call Number: 305.896 P
Research Call Number: IEC 11-3920
Sc E 11-133
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