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Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Damian Alan Pargas

Abstract

Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America examines and contrasts the experiences of various groups of African-American slaves who tried to escape bondage between the revolutionary era and the U.S. Civil War. Whereas much of the existing scholarship tends to focus on fugitive slaves in very localized settings (especially in communities and regions north of the Mason-Dixon line), the eleven contributions in this volume bring together the latest scholarship on runaway slaves in a diverse range of geographic settings throughout North America—from Canada to Virginia and from Mexico to ... More

Keywords: Slavery, Fugitive slaves, Migration, North America, Asylum

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056036
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056036.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Damian Alan Pargas, editor
Utrecht University