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A House Divided: Slavery and Emancipation in Delaware, 1638-1865 (Carter G. Woodson Institute Series) Hardcover – October 29, 1996
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Patience Essah is Associate Professor of History at Auburn University.
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Essah conveys an informative, insightful sense of the slavery issue in Delaware and just how tenuous yet tenacious it was there. This happened because, as Essah ably displays, white supremacy was a constant thread in the state's history, well past the year of official emancipation. Essah delves into the persistence of slavery, the role played by free blacks, and the role that white supremacy played in keeping slavery and disfranchisement alive well past the end of the Civil War.
The book is a quick and delightful read, with plenty of charts.