This paper reviews "Forging Freedom", a book on the development of the African American community in Philadelphia in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. The author discusses the reasons why this period saw a change from an atmosphere of racial harmony to one of race-related hostility and repression. The book receives a favorable review and is recommended for its informative discussion of an important aspect of American history. KEYWORDS: book review America history race Philadelphia. MLA Style. 6 pages, 13 footnotes in text, 1 bibliographic source.
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