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Jennifer Hull Dorsey

in Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447785
eISBN:
9780801460678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447785.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how gradual manumission divided African American families between slavery and freedom, strategies for maintaining familial integrity across that divide, and free African ... More


Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Jennifer Hull Dorsey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447785
eISBN:
9780801460678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447785.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book recreates the social and economic milieu of Maryland's Eastern Shore at a time when black slavery and black freedom existed side by side. It follows a generation of manumitted African ... More


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