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Migrants Against Slavery Virginians and the Nation

by Philip J. Schwarz

  • ISBN: 9780813920085
  • ISBN10: 0813920086

Migrants Against Slavery Virginians and the Nation

by Philip J. Schwarz

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Virginia Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780813920085
  • ISBN10: 0813920086
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Description: A significant number of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Virginians migrated north and west with the intent of extricating themselves from a slave society. All sought some kind of freedom: Whites who left the Old Dominion to escape from slavery refused to live any longer as slave owners or as participants in a society grounded in bondage; fugitive slaves attempted to liberate themselves; free African Americans searched for greater opportunity.

In Migrants against Slavery Philip J. Schwarz suggests that antislavery migrant Virginians, both the famous -- such as fugitive Anthony Burns and abolitionist Edward Coles -- and the lesser known, deserve closer scrutiny. Their migration and its aftermath, he argues, intensified the national controversy over human bondage, playing a larger role than previous historians have realized in shaping American identity and in Americans' effort to define the meaning of freedom.

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