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African Americans in early North Carolina : a documentary history

Author: Alan D Watson; North Carolina. Office of Archives and History.
Publisher: Raleigh [N.C.] : Office of Archives and History, N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resources, 2005.
Series: Colonial records of North Carolina., Special series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Draws upon seventeenth- and eighteenth-century sources to trace the history of African Americans, slave and free, in North Carolina through 1800. The documents are used to outline the arrival of Africans, mechanisms for maintaining the yoke of slavery, slave resistance, manumission, and the challenges facing free blacks. This book presents in an accessible format a variety of primary sources, which are suitable for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan D Watson; North Carolina. Office of Archives and History.
ISBN: 0865263132 9780865263130
OCLC Number: 62488661
Description: xiv, 200 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Slavery and the slave trade --
Slaves: property, labor, and emancipation --
Family --
The slave code --
Resistance to slavery --
Discipline and punishment --
Urban slavery --
Free African Americans.
Series Title: Colonial records of North Carolina., Special series.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Alan D. Watson.

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"Draws upon seventeenth- and eighteenth-century sources to trace the history of African Americans, slave and free, in North Carolina through 1800. The documents are used to outline the arrival of Africans, mechanisms for maintaining the yoke of slavery, slave resistance, manumission, and the challenges facing free blacks. This book presents in an accessible format a variety of primary sources, which are suitable for classroom use and have appeal for historians, genealogists, and anyone curious about he lives of black North Carolinians during the earliest years of the state's history"--Back cover.

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