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The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

Michael Crawford

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034706
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038346 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034706.001.0001
The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden

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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 players in the struggle for manumission are allowed to tell their own stories in their own words. This approach has the effect of highlighting the personal motivation of figures both prominent and obscure in the movement.

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

Book.  248 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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