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

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Maryland Historical Society, 2007 - History - 301 pages
The Chesapeake formed the cradle of American slavery, but there, too, resistance was born. T. Stephen Whitman, the Price of Freedom, narrates the rise of opposition to the "peculiar institution." The largely white abolition movement, which briefly flowered in ideas and acts of heroism, and the equally heroic and more persistent efforts of slaves and free blacks to throw off their shackles. Here are Benjamin Lundy and William Lloyd Garrison, Daniel Drayton, William Still, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Gabriel, Nat Turner, William Parker, and John Brown, whose fearsome revolts stunned the Tidewater social order. Recounted, too, their freedom and at other times took it, eventually donning Union blue and joining the fight to end slavery by force.

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Contents

Slavery and the American Revolution
19
Manumitters and WouldBe Emancipators
45
Early Black Challenges to Slavery ru
73
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

T. Stephen Whitman is an assistant professor of history at Mount St. Mary's University and the author of The Price of Freedom: Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland.

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