"Taylor has a good eye for social history and has effectively teased an important and compelling story out of a wide variety of sources. Among Taylor's major interpretive innovations are ones that implicitly challenge the privileged place of the black church and the black elite in antebellum African American community studies." - Roy E. Finkenbine, coeditor, Black Abolitionist Papers, 1830-1865"
About the Author
Nikki M. Taylor is an assistant professor of history at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York. Her research interests include black educational history, urban history, and women's history.