Slaves Without Masters. The Free Negro in the Antebellum South.
The story of the thousands of free Blacks who lived in the south before the American Civil War and of their struggle to expand their liberty within the grip of the slave system. The communities of freemen, their class, structure, and institutions which defined their caste system are explored as are the complex interactions between Whites and Blacks, free and enslaved.
Description: Slaves Without Masters. The Free Negro in the Antebellum South.
New York: Pantheon Books, (1972). 423 pages. First edition. Near Fine in publisher’s cloth and dust jacket.