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Myne owne ground : race and freedom on Virginia's Eastern Shore, 1640-1676

Author: T H Breen; Stephen Innes
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the stories of American slaves who obtained freedom in seventeenth century Virginia, purchased land, started plantations, and interacted with white neighbors.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T H Breen; Stephen Innes
ISBN: 0195027272 9780195027273 0195032063 9780195032062
OCLC Number: 6142875
Description: viii, 142 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Patriarch on Pungoteague creek --
Race relations as status and process --
Northampton county at mid-century --
The free blacks of the Eastern shore --
Conclusion: Property and the context of freedom.
Responsibility: T.H. Breen, Stephen Innes.

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Concentrating on the lives of blacks who achieved freedom, this book describes how, against formidable odds, they amassed property, established plantations, acquired dependent labourers, and lived  Read more...

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"Excellent work for introducing complexities of American slavery during the period of its colonial origins."--Ross Frank, University of California, San Diego"An excellent, short study that combines Read more...

 
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