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Extended Audio Sample New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan, by Jill Lepore Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill Lepore Narrator: Beth McDonald Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The untold story of the little-known Manhattan slave rebellion of 1741 and the white hysteria that resulted in thirty black men hanged or burned at the stake, over a hundred black men and women thrown into the dungeon beneath City Hall, and many more shipped into bone-crushing slavery on Caribbean plantations. Was this a brutal and audacious rebellion prevented just in time or a far more horrible and unjust version of the Salem witch trials?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kim | 12/20/2013

    " A little slow, but an interesting and under-discussed chapter in history "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica luther | 11/11/2013

    " This was a good book and kept me interested. However I had to keep flipping back and forth to clarify which slave she was referring to, as many of then had the same names. I wish her thesis would have been more straightforward, but all in all I enjoyed it and learned quite a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John Nondorf | 10/17/2013

    " I'm envious of the research Lepore has done--impressive historical/cultural analysis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 4/26/2013

    " a slow read at first, this book and the little known NYC slave riot of 1741 that it recounts is gripping and a must read for anyone who wants to know more about the history of Gotham "

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