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The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden
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The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Michael Crawford

Abstract

This book presents the compelling story of colonial manumission movements among North Carolina Quakers. Embedding complete primary documents within the context of a personal interpretive analysis, the book shows how the consequences of this group's antislavery activism radiated out from a few individuals to the region, the state, and, eventually, the nation. Readers will be able to draw their own insights from the important documents presented in this book, many of them obscure or recently discovered. Through diaries, petitions, legislative debates, and letters, well-known as well as unknown p ... More

Keywords: Colonial manumission movements, North Carolina Quakers, primary documents, antislavery activism, region, state, nation, diaries, petitions, legislative debates, letters, motivation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034706
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034706.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Crawford, author
Naval History and Heritage Command