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Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland During the Nineteenth Century

Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground During the tumultuous Civil War era, the border state of Maryland occupied a middle position both geographically and socially. Situated between the slave-labor states of the lower South and the free-labor states of the North, Maryland-with a black population almost evenly divided between slave and free-has long received credit for moderation and mediation in an era of extremes. Barbara Fields arg... Full description


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