Challenging Slavery in the Chesapeake: Black and White Resistance to Human Bondage, 1775-1865

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As a largely white abolition movement flowered then fell into decline by the 1850s, more daring and persistent were the efforts of Africans. Rising from these pages are the idealists, whose pens and voices would not be stilled, and the warriors, whose mass escapes and fearsome revolts stunned and terrified the Tidewater social order. The struggle to end slavery would have failed but for the thousands of men and women, enslaved and free, who changed history with acts of determination and defiance. Now, T. Stephen Whitman describes the ideas, attitudes, and complex human relationships that gave it form and momentum

2007, T. Stephen Whitman, 301 pages, paperback

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