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But we have no country

the 1851 Christiana, Pennsylvania Resistance
  • 338 Pages
  • 3.57 MB
  • English
Africana Homestead Legacy , Cherry Hill, N.J
United States. Fugitive slave law (1850), Slave insurrections -- Pennsylvania -- Christiana., Fugitive slaves -- Pennsylvania -- Christiana -- History -- 19th century., Christiana (Pa.) -- Race relat


Christiana (Pa.), Pennsylvania, Christiana., Chris

Statementby Ella Forbes.
LC ClassificationsF159.C55 F67 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 338 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL700287M
ISBN 100965330818
LC Control Number97048555

"But We Have No Country" examines how William Parker and the Christiana Resisters tested the basic tenets of American democracy and law, especially the Fugitive Slave Law. In doing so, they exposed the contradiction between the theory of the American creed and the reality of the enslavement and oppression of black Americans.3/5(3).

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and countless others risked everything to persuade the country to live up to its stated ideals and to rid itself of the insidious view that white. But from this line, we see that he believes that choices have consequences.

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