Africans and Seminoles: From Removal to Emancipation

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Because Seminoles held slaves in a confusing system that was markedly dissimilar to white society's, the federal government was challenged to identify which blacks in Florida were free and which were not. As claims by slave owners and slave hunters fell into conflict, the Seminoles' more relaxed form of enslavement threatened the overall institution. This discord was intensified by the Second Seminole War, in which slaves united with Seminoles to fight against the United States. In exchange for capitulation America ...

Africans and Seminoles: From Removal to Emancipation 2001, University Press of Mississippi

ISBN-13: 9781578063604

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