Free Blacks in Antebellum America

Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community, and Protest among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860
James Oliver Horton; Lois E. Horton.
Oxford University Press, 1998
Black Bostonians: Family Life and Community Struggle in the Antebellum North
James Oliver Horton; Lois E. Horton.
Holmes & Meier, 1999 (20th edition)
The Essence of Liberty: Free Black Women during the Slave Era
Wilma King.
University of Missouri Press, 2006
The Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860
Suzanne Lebsock.
Norton, 1984
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Free Women of Color"
Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South
Victoria E. Bynum.
University of North Carolina Press, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Five "The Struggle to Survive: The Lives of Slave, Free Black, and Poor White Women during the Civil War"
I Will Wear No Chain! A Social History of African-American Males
Christopher B. Booker.
Praeger, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "The Context of Black Masculine Development during the Antebellum Era"
Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation
John Hope Franklin; Loren Schweninger.
Oxford University Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Free Black Runaways" begins on p. 189, and "Free Black Owners of Runaways" begins on p. 199
History of Black Americans: From the Compromise of 1850 to the End of the Civil War
Philip S. Foner.
Greenwood Press, 1983
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "Black Reaction to the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850: Terror in the Black Community"
In My Father's House Are Many Mansions: Family and Community in Edgefield, South Carolina
Orville Vernon Burton.
University of North Carolina Press, 1985
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "The Free Afro-American in Antebellum Edgefield"
Black Sailors: Afro-American Merchant Seamen and Whalemen Prior to the Civil War
Martha S. Putney.
Greenwood Press, 1987
The Negro in Maryland: A Study of the Institution of Slavery
Jeffrey R. Brackett.
Negro Universities Press, 1969
Librarian’s tip: Chap. V "The Free Negro"
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