Finding Charity's Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland

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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 new means of using biography as a historical genre. Millward opens with a striking discussion about how researching the life of a ...

Finding Charity's Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland 2015, University of Georgia Press, Athens

ISBN-13: 9780820348780

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