The Resource The Price of Freedom : Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland

The Price of Freedom : Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland

Label
The Price of Freedom : Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland
Title
The Price of Freedom
Title remainder
Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A stereotypical image of manumission is that of a benign plantation owner freeing his slaves on his deathbed. But as Stephen Whitman demonstrates, the truth was far more complex, especially in border states where manumission was much more common. Whitman analyzes the economic and social history of Baltimore to show how the vigorous growth of the city required the exploitation of rural slaves. To prevent them from escaping and to spur higher production, owners entered into arrangements with their slaves, promising eventual freedom in return for many years' hard work. The Price of Freedom revea
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
975.2/00496
Index
index present
LC call number
E445.M3 W45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Price of Freedom : Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations and Maps; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 SLAVERY IN EARLY NATIONAL BALTIMORE AND RURAL MARYLAND; 2 INDUSTRIAL SLAVERY IN BALTIMORE; 3 THE BLACK DRIVE FOR AUTONOMY AND MASTERS' RESPONSES; 4 MANUMISSION AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF SLAVERY; 5 FREE BLACK FAMILY STRATEGIES FOR GAINING FREEDOM; 6 POLITICAL-ECONOMIC THOUGHT AND FREE BLACKS; Conclusions; Appendix A: Baltimore Slaveholders, 1790-1820; Appendix B: Occupational Categories; Appendix C: Sale Prices of Term Slaves and Slaves for Life; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B
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Control code
ocn900345065
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (253 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813165097
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt129czpj
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not applicable
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.b32976756
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900345065
  • pebcs0813165091

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