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Americas in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Black Townsmen

Urban Slavery and Freedom in the Eighteenth-Century Americas

Authors: Dantas, M.

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This book is an innovative comparative study of persons of African origin and descent in two urban environments of the early modern Atlantic world. The author follows these men and women illustrating how their choices and actions placed them at the foreground of the development of Atlantic urban slavery and emancipation.

About the authors

MARIANA DANTAS is Assistant Professor of History, Ohio University, USA.

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'Dantas's Black Townsmen is a well-researched book on the enslaved and free population of colour in Baltimore and Sabara in the long eighteenth century, and will be of great comparative use to researchers working on urban African-Americans in the Americas. - Silvia Espelt Bombin, Newcastle University


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dantas, Mariana L. R.

    Pages 1-10

  • Shaping Urban Environments in Eighteenth-Century Minas Gerais and Maryland

    Dantas, Mariana L. R.

    Pages 11-46

  • The Urban Slave Population in Baltimore and SabarĂ¡

    Dantas, Mariana L. R.

    Pages 47-69

  • The Urban Slave Labor Force

    Dantas, Mariana L. R.

    Pages 71-96

  • Manumission Practices and the Negotiation of Labor

    Dantas, Mariana L. R.

    Pages 97-125

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Hardcover $115.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $110.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-53647-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Townsmen
Book Subtitle
Urban Slavery and Freedom in the Eighteenth-Century Americas
Authors
Series Title
Americas in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61111-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230611115
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7576-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53647-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 280
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