The Free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860 / Edition 2

The Free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860 / Edition 2

by John Hope Franklin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807845469

ISBN-13: 9780807845462

Pub. Date: 12/11/1995

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

John Hope Franklin has devoted his professional life to the study of African Americans. Originally published in 1943 by UNC Press, The Free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860 was his first book on the subject. As Franklin shows, freed slaves in the antebellum South did not enjoy the full rights of citizenship. Even in North Carolina, reputedly more liberal

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John Hope Franklin has devoted his professional life to the study of African Americans. Originally published in 1943 by UNC Press, The Free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860 was his first book on the subject. As Franklin shows, freed slaves in the antebellum South did not enjoy the full rights of citizenship. Even in North Carolina, reputedly more liberal than most southern states, discriminatory laws became so harsh that many voluntarily returned to slavery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807845462
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
12/11/1995
Edition description:
2
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
1,153,457
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
IIntroduction3
IIGrowth of the Free Negro Population14
Numbers and Distribution14
Manumission19
Miscegenation35
Runaway Slaves and Immigrant Free Negroes39
Maintaining the Status of a Free Man48
IIILegal Status of the Free Negro58
The Problem of Discipline58
The Free Negro in Court81
Citizenship in the Larger Sense101
IVThe Free Negro in the Economic Life of North Carolina121
The Free Negro Worker121
The Free Negro Property Owner150
VSocial Life of the Free Negro163
Education164
Religion174
Social Relationships182
VIAn Unwanted People192
North Carolina "Liberalism"192
The Colonization Movement199
The Growing Hostility to Free Negroes211
VIIConclusions222
Appendices227
Bibliography247
Bibliographic Afterword259
Index263

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