Summary: Attempts to show what happened to slavery in an urban environment and to reconstruct the texture of life of the Negroes who lived in bondage in the cities.
"A thoroughly researched and carefully written piece of work....A book of great merit."--Journal of American History
"An original and illuminating study showing both the diversity of the slavery system and the irrepressibility of the Negro demand for freedom and equality."- ...show more-Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., City University of New York Graduate School