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Migrants against Slavery: Virginians and the Nation (Carter G. Woodson Institute Series in Black Studies)

Schwarz, Philip J.

Verlag: University of Virginia Press, 2001
ISBN 10: 0813920086 / ISBN 13: 9780813920085
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Titel: Migrants against Slavery: Virginians and the...

Verlag: University of Virginia Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2001

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A significant number of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Virginians migrated north and west with the intent of extricating themselves from a slave society. All sought some kind of freedom: whites who left the Old Dominion to escape from slavery refused to live any longer as slave owners or as participants in a society grounded in bondage; fugitive slaves attempted to liberate themselves; free African Americans searched for greater opportunity.

In Migrants against Slavery Philip J. Schwarz suggests that antislavery migrant Virginians, both the famous--such as fugitive Anthony Burns and abolitionist Edward Coles--and the lesser known, deserve closer scrutiny. Their migration and its aftermath, he argues, intensified the national controversy over human bondage, playing a larger role than previous historians have realized in shaping American identity and in Americans' effort to define the meaning of freedom.

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Philip J. Schwarz, Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University, is the author of Twice Condemned: Slaves and the Criminal Laws of Virginia, 1705-1865 and Slave Laws in Virginia.

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