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Epilogue: “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

THELMA WILLS FOOTE

in Black and White Manhattan

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165371
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199871735 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165371.003.0009
Epilogue: “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

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This chapter discusses the abolition of slavery in the United States. It notes that the civil rights amendments were promulgated to protect the liberty of recently emancipated black citizens and their descendants. It explains that race no longer means something biological, but something political that race thinking continues to operate as a seemingly indispensable way of knowing the world.

Keywords: slavery; democracy; United States; New York City; civil rights; racism; black population

Chapter.  5263 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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