Race and liberty in the new nation : emancipation in Virginia from the Revolution to Nat Turner's Rebellion

Wolf, Eva Sheppard, 1969-

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  • Creator Eva Sheppard Wolf
  • Format Books
  • Publication Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2006] ©2006
  • Physical Details
    • xxi, 284 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0807131946, 9780807131947
  • OCLC ocm67239538

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-271) and index.

Contents

  • "Are we willing to grant this liberty to all men?" : ambivalence in the revolutionary era -- "The liberty of emancipating their slaves" : the practice of manumission, 1782-1806 -- "Deep-rooted prejudices" : race and the problem of emancipation, 1782-1806 -- "White Negroes" and "inchoate freedom" : life after manumission -- A "contest for power" : slavery and emancipation become political issues in the 1820s -- The "most momentous subject of public interest" : the public debate over slavery and emancipation, 1831-1832 -- Epilogue -- Appendix A : religion of manumitters in deeds of manumission whose religious affiliation could be identified -- Appendix B : petitions regarding slavery, emancipation, and colonization sent to the House of Delegates in 1831-1832
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