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African-American Status In The Last Half Of the 18th Century
Examines the living and working conditions of slaves and free blacks. Discusses ;egal, economic, social, political, educational, religious and military aspects.
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"The second half of the eighteenth century witnessed both progress and setbacks in the status of African-Americans, slave and free. The majority of African-Americans were still slaves, a painful experience. Conditions for some free blacks were not a significant improvement over slavery. Protests, by blacks and whites, over slavery resulted in a nascent abolitionist movement, albeit no great stand was made by any organized groups. Two events in the second half of the eighteenth century that had profound effects on the status of African-Americans were the Revolutionary War and the debate in Congress involving the introduction of slavery in the Northwest Territory. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, America was far from reaching a resolution of the “Negro Question.”

African-Americans resented both the rigid control of ..."

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