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Gleanings of Freedom: Free and Slave Labor Along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860 (Working Class in American History)

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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. This book examines the intertwined lives of the poor whites, slaves, and free blacks who lived and worked in this wheat-producing region along the Mason-Dixon Line. Drawing from court records, the diaries, letters, and ledgers of farmers and small planters, and other archival sources, Max Grivno reconstructs how these poorest of southerners eked out their livings and struggled to maintain their families and their freedom in the often unforgiving rural economy.

About the Author

Max Grivno is an assistant professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252080470
Author:
Grivno, Max
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Working Class in American History
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 black and white photographs, 4 charts,
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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