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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780938420965
ISBN-10: 0938420968
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Maryland Historical Society
Publisher: Maryland Historical Society
Publish Date: 13-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - T. Stephen Whitman

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.