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The Resource Freedom at Risk : the Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America, 1780-1865

Freedom at Risk : the Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America, 1780-1865

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Freedom at Risk : the Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America, 1780-1865
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Freedom at Risk
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the Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America, 1780-1865
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eng
Summary
Kidnapping was perhaps the greatest fear of free blacks in pre-Civil War America. Though they may have descended from generations of free-born people or worked to purchase their freedom, free blacks were not able to enjoy the privileges and opportunities of white Americans. They lived with the constant threat of kidnapping and enslavement, against which they had little recourse. Most kidnapped free blacks were forcibly abducted, but other methods, such as luring victims with job offers or falsely claiming free people as fugitive slaves, were used as well. Kidnapping of blacks was actually facil
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non fiction
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Freedom at Risk : the Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America, 1780-1865
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Freedom at Risk : the Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America, 1780-1865
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt130j5m9
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. ""From Their Free Homes into Bondage"": The Abduction of Free Blacks into Slavery; 2. ""The Legitimate Offspring of Slavery"": Kidnappers Who Operated within the Law; 3. ""Leave No Stone Unturned"": Government Assistance to Free Blacks; 4. ""The Thought of Slavery Is Death to a Free Man"": Abolitionist Response to Kidnapping; 5. ""An Almost Sleepless Vigilance"": Black Resistance to Kidnapping; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
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