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Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland During the Nineteenth Century
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 ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 10th 1987 by Yale University Press
(first published March 11th 1985)
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Sep 13, 2016 Pat Carson rated it really liked it
Really good read about slavery and Maryland's place in the Civil War and after. This would be a good read for anyone interested in 'the middle ground' - the slave states that remained in the Union. I think Maryland students in AP courses should give this title a try.