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Finding Charity's folk : enslaved and free black women in Maryland

Author: Jessica Millward
Publisher: Athens ; London : The University of Georgia Press. copyright 2015.
Series: Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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La 4e de couv. indique : "Finding Charity's Folk highlights the experiences of enslaved Maryland women who negotiated for their own freedom, many of whom have been largely lost to historical records. Based on more than fifteen hundred manumission records and numerous manuscript documents from a diversity of archives, Jessica Millward skillfully brings together African American social and gender history to provide a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Charity Folks; Faulk family.; Faulk family.; Charity Folks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Millward
ISBN: 9780820331089 0820331082 9780820348780 0820348783
OCLC Number: 1040027047
Description: 1 vol. (xxii-130 p.) : couv. ill. en coul. ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900.
Responsibility: Jessica Millward.

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Digging deeply into the county court records of Maryland, the author presents a remarkable picture of how some enslaved women, including Charity Folks, acquired their freedom. In doing so, she Read more...

 
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