Seneca Village and Little Africa: Two African American Communities in Antebellum New York City

  title={Seneca Village and Little Africa: Two African American Communities in Antebellum New York City},
  author={Diana diZerega Wall and Nan A. Rothschild and Cynthia Copeland},
  journal={Historical Archaeology},
African Americans in antebellum New York City followed several different residence strategies in the face of ongoing discrimination. Most lived in enclaves, dispersed throughout poorer neighborhoods that were by no means primarily black. One such enclave was Little Africa. Some lived separately in places like Seneca Village, an African American community just outside of town. This study compares the residents of these two neighborhoods and suggests that the members of these groups were quite… 
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