Lynda Day's Making A Way To Freedom Analysis

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In Jill Lepore's New York Burning and Lynda Day's Making a Way to Freedom, both authors detail the varying political and socio economic realities that impacted the slave trade in New York, the growth of ruling powers and the every day lives of enslaved people. Day illuminates readers on slaves who left their impact during their time such as Elymas Reeve and Blind Betty. Both of whom, despite their status as enslaved people, were highly esteemed and recognized during their time. By shining light on lesser known historical figures, Day honors these unsung heroes. Day's reports on the 'triangular trade' are particularly enlightening. She explains that the money made from selling slaves both in Europe and the New World was used

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