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Freedom’s Delay: America’s Struggle for Emancipation, 1776-1865 by Allen Carden (review)

Freedom’s Delay: America’s Struggle for Emancipation, 1776-1865 by Allen Carden (review) REVIEWS history of New Jersey from the American Revolution to the Civil War diverges from its neighboring states in some important ways. The regular presence of armies and irregular forces on both sides during the War for Independence, the division between Quaker farmers in South Jersey and market-oriented ones in the northern parts of the state, and the economic pull of two port cities, neither inside the state, generated a unique pattern of growth and expansion which defies easy categorization. While perhaps frustrating to those who desire a simple thesis with which to tie these disparate threads together, this important exploration highlights the complexities and challenges of understanding the history of slavery, both in New Jersey and in the United States. Jo nath an M erc anti ni is associate professor of history at Kean University. He was the coauthor of ``It Happened Here: New Jersey,'' a video series to commemorate the state's 350th birthday in 2014. He is currently completing a book on the Stamp Act Crisis. Freedom's Delay: America's Struggle for Emancipation, 1776­1865. By Allen Carden. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2014. Pp. 355. Paper, $29.95.) Reviewed by Michael D. Robinson Students searching the stacks of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Freedom’s Delay: America’s Struggle for Emancipation, 1776-1865 by Allen Carden (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 36 (1) – Feb 25, 2016

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REVIEWS history of New Jersey from the American Revolution to the Civil War diverges from its neighboring states in some important ways. The regular presence of armies and irregular forces on both sides during the War for Independence, the division between Quaker farmers in South Jersey and market-oriented ones in the northern parts of the state, and the economic pull of two port cities, neither inside the state, generated a unique pattern of growth and expansion which defies easy categorization. While perhaps frustrating to those who desire a simple thesis with which to tie these disparate threads together, this important exploration highlights the complexities and challenges of understanding the history of slavery, both in New Jersey and in the United States. Jo nath an M erc anti ni is associate professor of history at Kean University. He was the coauthor of ``It Happened Here: New Jersey,'' a video series to commemorate the state's 350th birthday in 2014. He is currently completing a book on the Stamp Act Crisis. Freedom's Delay: America's Struggle for Emancipation, 1776­1865. By Allen Carden. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2014. Pp. 355. Paper, $29.95.) Reviewed by Michael D. Robinson Students searching the stacks of

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Published: Feb 25, 2016

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