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Representation du Feu Terrible a Nouvelle Yorck

Representation du Feu Terrible a Nouvelle Yorck
Franz Xaver Haberman, engraver
Paris, post 1776
Engraving
Library of Congress

In 1741, a series of fires, like those set during the revolution, sparked a wave of racial and class fear and hatred in Manhattan. Freed and enslaved Africans and indentured Europeans were implicated in the so-called slave rebellion.

 

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