Film, Video Carla Peterson: Black Gotham: A Family History

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Title
Carla Peterson: Black Gotham: A Family History
Summary
Part detective tale, part social and cultural narrative, "Black Gotham: A Family History of African-Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York" (Yale University Press, 2011), is Carla Peterson's account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her 19th-century ancestors. As she shares their stories and those of their friends, neighbors and business associates, she illuminates the greater history of African-American elites in New York City.
Event Date
April 13, 2011
Notes
-  Carla L. Peterson is professor of English at the University of Maryland at College Park. Her expertise includes nineteenth-century African American women writers and speakers in the northern U.S., African-American novelists in the post-Reconstruction era, and gender and culture in historical literature.
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Center for the Book: www.read.gov/cfb/
Running Time
51 minutes 56 seconds
Online Format
video

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