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Black and White ManhattanThe History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City$
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Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165371

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165371.001.0001

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A Difference amongst Ourselves”

A Difference amongst Ourselves”

Divisions of Religion and Language, Solidarities of Race and Nation in Colonial New York City’s Settler Population

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Black and White Manhattan


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This chapter stresses that the English Crown relied on surrogates to project its sovereignty to the English overseas colonies. Colonial administrators, clergymen, missionaries, and schoolmasters undertook the assignment of transplanting English institutions of governance and English-derived cultural institutions and systems of representation in the colonial frontier.

Keywords:   religion, language, race, nation, New York City, English

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