Freedom and Slavery in America
This paper looks at freedom and slavery in late 18th and early 19th century America.
# 136354 | 1,250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , History (U.S. Before 1865) , African-American Studies (Slavery) , History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800)
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In this article, the writer discusses that by the early years of the 19th century, US northern states had outlawed slavery - though not all slaves were free. Nonetheless, blacks were now part of a society in which racial equality was a theoretical - if not practical - fact of life. This paper looks at whether emancipation meant equality and if there was a universal Northern experience. The paper also considers how the experiences of slavery shaped life in late Colonial, Revolutionary, and "early national" Virginia and whether the American Revolution meant the same thing for all Virginians. In particular, the paper looks at census data from the states of New Hampshire and Virginia in the years from 1790 to 1840 to uncover information about the slave population and the slave-holding population in these states.
From the Paper:"From there, the paper will look at the New Hampshire Seacoast Site and explore the perspectives on African-American slavery and freedom offered by residents of this new England state shortly after the American Revolution and what the Revolution meant to New Hampshire's African-American residents. That done, the paper will then explore the Colonial Williamsburg site and ponder what it tells us about the lives of African-Americans in Virginia and how it adds to one's knowledge of the Revolution in Virginia as well as what it says about the meaning of freedom in the colony. The paper will then conclude with some important insights about what this writer took away from this activity."
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