The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

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David Young, Catalog Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: At the time of the American Revolution, there were a significant number of Quakers living in North Carolina who objected to slaveholding in the Tar Heel State. Many individuals, including George Walton and Levi Coffin, tried to free their own slaves through a process known as manumission in order to correct what they viewed as a terrible plight. Unfortunately, because of mounting fears concerning slave uprisings, state government officials often resold the Quakers’ slaves into bondage again.

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North Carolina Libraries 68.2 (Fall/Winter 2010)
Language: English
Date: 2010
Quakers, Slaveholding, Manumission, North Carolina

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