Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Slavery in New York

A reader sent me a site worth exploring about the enslaved African-Americans at Philipsburg Manor in Westchester County, New York. It was as unpleasant as slavery anywhere else; it just ended sooner. I remember visiting the Manor as a child but I do not remember being told that slaves ran the place for over a hundred years. (Warning: a musical site.) Share

2 comments:

Matterhorn said...

A national crime and disgrace, wherever it was.

As it happens, I have just recently started reading the last version of THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, which I can warmly recommend to anyone interested in the problem of American slavery. It can be downloaded from Google, here:

http://books.google.com/books?id=fFTcLFXId-wC&dq=life%20and%20times%20of%20frederick%20douglass&pg=PA3#v=onepage&q&f=false

Thank God that is over, but now we have abortion! From the frying pan into the fire.

Matterhorn said...

PS: I have a new v-log where I am trying to gather the pro-life testimonials which I find to be most powerful. You are welcome to visit, of course:

prolifetestimonials.blogspot.com