Against the Odds

    Against the Odds

    Free Blacks in the Slave Societies of the Americas

    Jane G Landers

    Frank Cass 1996

    Hardback 158pp

    9780714647104   Product Code: 41818

    Based on materials ranging from government and military records to documents generated by freed slaves themselves, this volume looks at how persons of African descent became free and continued to live freely within societies where most people of their colour were enslaved. The essays examine free black communities in Senegal, South Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, Cuba, Saint-Dominique, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Surinam to compare the genesis of a free black class within Senegalese, British, French, Spanish and Dutch slave systems.

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