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    This site contains two kinds of data about the City of New York in the 1730s and 1740s. I compiled this data between 2001 and 2004 for my research into an alleged slave rebellion in New York in 1741; it is described in detail in Appendix A of my book, NEW YORK BURNING: LIBERTY, SLAVERY AND CONSPIRACY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MANHATTAN (New York: Knopf, 2005). Demographic data, including censuses and tax lists, along with the entire text of the legal proceedings held in the New York Supreme Court and printed by Justice Daniel... Read more about Data






    Allison, Christopher. “Protestant Relics: The Sacred Body in Early America.” American Studies. 2017.

    Bell, Richard. "Do Not Despair: The Cultural Significance of Suicide in America, 1780-1840," History. 2006.

    Carter, Sarah.  "Object Lessons in American Culture," History of American Civilization. 2010.

    Cevasco, Carla. “Feast, Fast, and Flesh: Hunger and Violence in New England, 1688-1748," American Studies. 2017.

    Chiriguayo, William. "The Almighty Dollar: American Currency in the Age of Empire." History. In progress.


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