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Gleanings of Freedom: Free and Slave Labor along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860

Max Grivno


Late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century landowners in the hinterlands of Baltimore, Maryland, cobbled together workforces from a diverse labor population of black and white apprentices, indentured servants, slaves, and hired workers. The Upper South during this period presents a unique perspective on how free and slave labor systems coexisted and interacted during a time when slavery and free labor were moving apart both geographically and ideologically. This book examines the intertwined lives of the poor whites, slaves, and free blacks who lived and worked in this wheat-producing regio ... More

Keywords: Baltimore, workforce, diverse labor, black apprentices, white apprentices, servants, slaves, hired workers, free blacks, freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036521
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036521.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Max Grivno, author
University of Southern Mississippi