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Freedom's Port: The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860 (Blacks in the New World) [Paperback]

by Christopher Phillips
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"Phillips tells an important story, not just in a historiographical sense, but also in human terms. Freedom's Port is essentially a story about a community that realizes its potential and strength, and uses them to ensure its very survival against great odds. Furthermore, Phillips hones the historiography of urban slavery and the antebellum free black experience by focusing in a very detailed and methodical way on one urban community." -- Laura Croghan Kamoie, H-Net Reviews

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  • Series: Blacks in the New World
  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press (July 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252066189
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252066184
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 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: #1,281,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars reverse colorism in Baltimore May 15, 2009
By diane77
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This is the best book about free African Americans.These are interesting facts from the book.M*lattoes was a term for biracial people,light skin blacks and brown skin blacks.N*gro was a term for dark skin blacks.M*lattoes married m*lattoes and n*groes married n*groes in Baltimore.Both terms are now derogatory.Reverend Daniel Coker (is biracial) was forced to resign because some of the black delegation did not want Rev. Coker to be bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church because he was light skin.
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