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Slavery, Slaveholding, and the Free Black Population of Antebellum Baltimore

By: Ralph Clayton

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1993

Seller ID: C0868

ISBN: 1556138687

Condition: 353 pages, 1993, bibl., index, paper, 353 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


353 pages, 1993, bibl., index, paper, 353 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Black Baltimore, 1820-1870

By: Ralph Clayton

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1987)

Seller ID: C0080

ISBN: 1556130805

Condition: 208 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1987), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 208 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


208 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1987), 2011, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 208 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Cash For Blood: The Baltimore to New Orleans Domestic Slave Trade

By: Ralph Clayton

Price: $48.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2002)

Seller ID: C2235

ISBN: 0788422359

Condition: 704 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2002), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 704 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The demand for slave labor increased dramatically in the first decade of the 19th century due to the invention of the cotton gin and the consequent expansion of cotton plantations in the South. In 1808 it became illegal to import slaves from Africa, however Maryland and Virginia were experiencing a “superabundance” of slaves at this time and slave owners were faced with the options of renting, freeing, or selling their excess labor. Freed slaves gravitated to large cities, and by 1810, Baltimore, MD, had the largest free African American population anywhere in the US. Baltimore was... View more info