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Free Negro labor and property holding in Virginia, 1830-1860 / Luther Porter Jackson.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLG 975.5 J13F 2020 (Text) 00000107103699 Genealogy Reading Room Book In process -

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  • ISBN: 9780893088590 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0893088595 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xix, 270 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Greenville, South Carolina : Southern Historical Press, Inc., [2020]

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General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: New York : D. Appleton-Century Co., ©1942.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-238) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Introduction -- I. The free Negro in a proslavery society -- II. The economic revival and the element of labor -- III. The free Negro at work -- IV. The free Negro farmer and property owner -- VI. The city property owner -- VI. From slavery to freedom to urban Virginia -- VII. Property in slaves -- Appendix I. Free Negro owners of property, Petersburg, 1860 -- II. Free Negro owners of 100 or more acres.
Summary, etc.:
The free Negro in Virginia before the Civil War was a by-product of slavery. During one period he was granted certain civil rights and had many economic opportunities; at another period these rights were withdrawn and the opportunities were diminished. The span of time in which the free Negro is thought to have suffered the most severe restrictions is that treated in this study, from 1830 to 1860. During this period limitations were many, but they were largely legal and political. Favorable economic conditions mitigated the force of the law and enabled the free Negroes to advance along with the general upward movement in the state. The advancement made by the free Negro, in spite of the law, is the theme of this study. -- Introduction.
Subject: African Americans > Virginia.
Freedmen > Virginia.
African Americans > Virginia > Economic conditions.
African Americans > Employment > Virginia.

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