The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865

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Price
$26.50
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.82 inches | 1.19 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812223583

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About the Author

James J. Gigantino II is Associate Professor of History at the University of Arkansas.

Reviews

"This magisterial volume sets the standard for examining slavery in New Jersey politics, economy, and society. More broadly, Gigantino deepens understanding of the state's role in sustaining the North's ambivalent stance on the peculiar institution."--Choice


"A fresh, well-documented tale that forces us to reconsider much of what we thought we knew about the social, political, and productive life of a young nation."--Susan O'Donovan, University of Memphis


"The Ragged Road to Abolition does much more than fill a historiographical hole. It highlights how slavery and freedom operated on a continuum, rather than as oppositional states."--Hilary Moss, Amherst College


"Gigantino . . . has written an accessible account of abolition that will be useful to New Jersey historians, educators, and even legislators."--Journal of American History


"James Gigantino II has written . . . the definitive book on the abolition of slavery in New Jersey."--American Studies