By Max Grivno
Late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century landowners within the hinterlands of Baltimore, Maryland, cobbled jointly workforces from a various hard work inhabitants of black and white apprentices, indentured servants, slaves, and employed employees. This booklet examines the intertwined lives of the terrible whites, slaves, and unfastened blacks who lived and labored during this wheat-producing zone alongside the Mason-Dixon Line. Drawing from court docket files, the diaries, letters, and ledgers of farmers and small planters, and different archival assets, Max Grivno reconstructs how those poorest of southerners eked out their livings and struggled to take care of their households and their freedom within the usually unforgiving rural economy.
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Gleanings of Freedom: Free and Slave Labor along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860 (Working Class in American History) by Max Grivno