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  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 York City tha

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    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 However

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    Lepore offers a well researched reconstruction of the alleged conspiracy of the 1741 arsons in New York Is this an important book? I imagine so Is it a “good read”? Not necessarily Her narrative and style of writing is commendable – having to sift through uote from and reinterpret the Ye Olde cruddy English syntax of the day Necessarily relying on the printed Journal produced by Daniel Horsmanden – a

  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 colonies later states not just the Southern US In the 1700s New York City had slaves per capita 20% than any ot

  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 York

  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 curren

  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 executions of many black slaves and several whites alleged to be involved in a slave uprising in 1740s Manhattan The account conjures up images of the Salem Witch Trial just fifty years earlier Fear is aroused by several incidents in this case fires at the governor's house and other locations

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    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

  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 the rise of Masonry even what plays were on Broad Way at the time Sometimes she

  10. says:

    Parts were very interesting and intriguing but other parts were rather dry If you are someone who likes to study 17th and 1

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New York Burning Liberty Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth Century Manhattan

Of cultures communities and 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 violence. 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 described in the appendix is also uite interesting Not uite a beach read but we ll worth it

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Burning Liberty MOBI #9734 Pulitzer Prize FinalistAnisfield Wolf Award WinnerOver a frigid few weeks in the winter of 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 York Burning Liberty Slavery and PDFEPUBthe stake seventeen were ha. 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Butter Shortbread into the steaming Assam with unusual pleasure Makes a little sense I suppose especially if one knows what any of the food references areThe two areas of the book I found most interesting were the appendicies and the reconstruction of New York s mid eighteenth century environment The former documents how she and her assistants approached the research of this era and the process of reconstructing the city circa 1741 using scarce census records maps and other data This reconstruction evidenced just how small and provincial New York was at that time Other than a fairly diverse populace and fledgling port this was something like the 37th largest town in Arkansas today As the fires were still smoldering the leaders called forth the emergency action of inspecting every individual house and place of business to round up any potential strangers or non residents that needed accounting forto no avail Yeah nobody happened to be visiting The City that day Trippy Seems like an 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Nged and than one hundred black men 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 New York PDFEPUB or was a rich mosaic. 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 The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) recounts these dramatic events Homewrecker re creating with path breaking Make your own model forts & castles research the nascent New York of the seventeenth century Even then the city New York PDFEPUB or was a Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury rich mosaic. I didn t like this as well as Lepore s The Name of War but it s a worthwhile How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim 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 The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) 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 Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic revolts should be acknowledged as steps on the Earthfall (Homecoming, road to A Daddy for Christmas revolution and liberty for all Americans

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  • New York Burning Liberty Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth Century Manhattan
  • Jill Lepore
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  • 26 May 2017
  • 9781400032266

About the Author: Jill Lepore

Burning Liberty MOBI ☆ Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’ Professor of American History Harvard College Professor and chair of Harvard's History and Literature Program She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker Winner of the Anisfield Wolf Award for the York Burning Liberty Slavery and PDF/EPUB ² best non fiction book on race and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; The Name of War Knopf winner of the Bancroft Prize the Ralph Waldo Emerson P.