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Slavery and Freedom in Delaware, 1639-1865 - William H. Williams

Slavery and Freedom in Delaware, 1639-1865

Paperback Published: 28th March 1999
ISBN: 9780842028479
Number Of Pages: 270

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William H. Williams fills a gap in the literature on slavery in America. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the 'peculiar institution' in the First State. An excellent text for courses in colonial and antebellum history, Slavery and Freedom in Delaware provides valuable insight into this unfortunate, unforgettable period in the nation's history.

Williams has relied on his thorough familiarity with manuscript resources in Delaware to provide readers with a developmental narrative of how slavery and freedom evolved in Delaware, and how the evolution of both affected blacks, whites, and their relationship with one another. Throughout, his authorial voice is moderate, his analysis is anchored in evidence, and his engagement in historiographical controversy is selective but nevertheless interesting and well considered.--Journal of the Early Republic

The Dutch Legacy and Its Aftermathp. 1
The Land and Laborp. 31
Images, Perceptions, and the Exercise of Controlp. 65
Making a Life Despite Slaveryp. 99
The Long Road to Freedomp. 141
"A Mongrel Liberty, A Mere Mock Freedom,"p. 185
A More Independent Peoplep. 219
Appendixp. 249
Selected Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780842028479
ISBN-10: 0842028471
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 28th March 1999
Publisher: SPEAR BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.01  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.45