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Title:
Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware : from the colonial period to 1810
Author:
Heinegg, Paul.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
[Baltimore, Md.] : Clearfield, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
392 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780806350424
Format :
Book

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Central Library E185.96 .H46 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room Non-Circ
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Summary

Heinegg compiles individual family histories into an account of the communities as a whole in the two states. He points out that most free African Americans were descended from white women who had mixed-race children by African American men, and that a number of marriages had occurred between white women and slaves by 1664 when Maryland passed a law that made the wives and their mixed-race children slaves for life. The arrangement is alphabetical by family name. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. iii
Abbreviations and Notes on the Textp. vii
List of Family Historiesp. ix
I Introductionp. 1
II Family Historiesp. 13
III List of Sourcesp. 363
IV Indexp. 369

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