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The Free Negro in North Carolina, 1790-1860 Paperback – December 11, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0807845462 ISBN-10: 0807845469 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: University of North Carolina Press; 2 edition (December 11, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807845469
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807845462
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,327,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Hope Franklin's classic study of the African American experience in North Carolina.

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"An admirable piece of work. . . . This book gives a fairly complete picture of the plight of the North Carolina free people of color."--Commonweal

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i am about to write a biography of my paternal ancestors who come from North Carolina. My apical NC ancestor lived from about 1799 to 1857 (the period covered by this book), and he was a free person of color (who owned his own business), but he was born a slave. I can hardly begin to tell you how much I learned about him and his descendants as a result of reading this well researched and documented book. It is written clearly, and I could hardly bear to put it down.

I definitely recommend this book!
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