The price of freedom : slavery and manumission in Baltimore and early national Maryland / T. Stephen Whitman.
Paradoxically, in the decades following the Revolution, slavery in Baltimore gained strength even as slaves were being freed in record numbers. The vigorous growth of the city required the exploitation of rural slaves with craft skills. To prevent them from escaping and to spur higher production, ow...
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