Imagen del editor

BLACK WALDEN. Slavery And Its Aftermath In Concord, Massachusetts.

Lemire, Elise.

25 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0812241800 / ISBN 13: 9780812241808
Editorial: University of Pennsylvania Press:, 2009
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: PASCALE'S BOOKS (NORTH READING, MA, Estados Unidos de America)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 10 de febrero de 1999

Cantidad: 1

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 22,08 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 3,00 A Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

232 pages, illustrated. The author "brings to life the former slaves of Walden Woods and the men and women who held them in bondage during the 18th century." FINE HARDCOVER, VERY GOOD DUST JACKET, signed by the author. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 025292

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: BLACK WALDEN. Slavery And Its Aftermath In ...

Editorial: University of Pennsylvania Press:

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: By the Author.

Edición: First Printing.

Acerca de

Sinopsis:

Concord, Massachusetts, has long been heralded as the birthplace of American liberty and American letters. It was here that the first military engagement of the Revolutionary War was fought and here that Thoreau came to "live deliberately" on the shores of Walden Pond. Between the Revolution and the settlement of the little cabin with the bean rows, however, Walden Woods was home to several generations of freed slaves and their children. Living on the fringes of society, they attempted to pursue lives of freedom, promised by the rhetoric of the Revolution, and yet withheld by the practice of racism. Thoreau was all but alone in his attempt "to conjure up the former occupants of these woods." Other than the chapter he devoted to them in Walden, the history of slavery in Concord has been all but forgotten.

In Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts, Elise Lemire brings to life the former slaves of Walden Woods and the men and women who held them in bondage during the eighteenth century. After charting the rise of Concord slaveholder John Cuming, Black Walden follows the struggles of Cuming's slave, Brister, as he attempts to build a life for himself after thirty-five years of enslavement. Brister Freeman, as he came to call himself, and other of the town's slaves were able to leverage the political tensions that fueled the American Revolution and force their owners into relinquishing them. Once emancipated, however, the former slaves were permitted to squat on only the most remote and infertile places. Walden Woods was one of them. Here, Freeman and his neighbors farmed, spun linen, made baskets, told fortunes, and otherwise tried to survive in spite of poverty and harassment.

Today Walden Woods is preserved as a place for visitors to commune with nature. Lemire, who grew up two miles from Walden Pond, reminds us that this was a black space before it was an internationally known green space. Black Walden preserves the legacy of the people who strove against all odds to overcome slavery and segregation.

About the Author:

Elise Lemire is the author of "Miscegenation": Making Race in America, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press. She is Associate Professor of Literature at Purchase College, State University of New York.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

PASCALE'S BOOKS a mail order business specializing in scholarly non-fiction, in many subjects, such as legal history, sociology, technology, architecture, aviation, astronomy and natural sciences & more. Content and condition are both equally important to me as a bookseller. I have 30 years experience buying and selling books & ephemera. "Read an old book and learn something new."

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

All dust jackets are protected with a clear plastic dust jacket.
Returns are accepted according to the Abebooks Returns Policy, call or email within 7 days of delivery.
Massachusetts customers note sale tax is 6.25%.
PASCALE'S BOOKS- DEBORAH PASCALE
170 ELM ST. NORTH READING MA. USA 01864-2942
978-276-3122
d.dapbooks@verizon.net

Condiciones de envío:

U.S.A Shipping:

U.S. PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE MAILER: $6.00 for a book up to 2 pounds, for a quick delivery.
Media Mail:$4.00
Oversized books could cost more.

International Shipping:

CANADA POSTAGE: GLOBAL PRIORTY MAIL FLAT RATE: $22.00
INTERNATIONAL MAIL: GLOBAL PRIORITY FLAT RATE MAILER: $25.00

These costs could be less depending on the weight of the book.
These costs could be more depending on the weight, size or cost for insurance. You can review shipping costs at www.usps.com
Shipping times cannot be guaranteed. They are only estimates based on the carriers' delivery times, and do not include Customs processing. If your order will pass through Customs, please expect a possible delay. Also I will ship your book for the lowest cost possible. Note that the United States Post Office does not ship surface mail, internationally any longer.

Need more information please call 978-276-3122 Eastern Standard Time, or email d.dapbooks@verizon.net

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Cheque Giro Postal Dinero en Efectivo PayPal Factura Letra de Cambio