Challenging Slavery in the Chesapeake
Black and White Resistance to Human Bondage, 1775--1865
A chronological account of nine decades of antislavery activity in Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, culminating in the Civil War. Challenging slavery could entail negotiating for freedom by manumission; grasping freedom by flight or insurrection; or uniting with external allies in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, or the Civil War. Free black people also undermined slavery as workers, worshippers, teachers, and writers. Whites who aided black freedom seekers also played their part.
About the Author
T. Stephen Whitman is an assistant professor of history at Mount St. Mary's University and the author of The Price of Freedom: Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland.
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T. Stephen Whitman
May 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text
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