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African Americans in Early North Carolina - (Colonial Records of North Carolina) by Alan D Watson (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 214

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: United States

Series Title: Colonial Records of North Carolina

Format: Paperback

Publisher: North Carolina Division of Archives & History

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: State & Local, General

Author: Alan D Watson

Language: English

Street Date: January 1, 2005
TCIN: 81293375
UPC: 9780865263130
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-3983
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Draws upon 17th- and 18th-century sources to trace the history of African Americans, slave and free, in North Carolina through 1800. The documents are used to outline the arrival of Africans, mechanisms for maintaining the yoke of slavery, slave resistance, manumission, and the challenges facing free blacks. This book presents in an accessible format a variety of primary sources, which are suitable for classroom use and have appeal for historians, genealogists, and anyone curious about the lives of black North Carolinians during the earliest years of the state's history.

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