Bodies Politic

"Sweet offers scholars a capacious history of race in the North and a primer for thinking about the relationship between 'cultures' and identities. . . . Bodies Politic is deeply researched and richly detailed."—William and Mary Quarterly

Bodies Politic
Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730-1830

John Wood Sweet

2007 | 504 pages | Paper $24.95
American History | African-American/African Studies
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: After Origins

PT. I. COMING TOGETHER
1. Common Ground
2. Negotiating Slavery
3. Strange Christians

PT. II. LIVING TOGETHER
4. Strange Flesh
5. Men of Arms
6. Negotiating Freedom

PT. III. MOVING APART
7. Conceiving Race
8. Manifest Destinies
9. Hard Scrabble

Epilogue: Democracy in America
Notes
A Note on Sources
Index