Such a great commercial metropolis, third largest in the antebellum South, 96 needed an urban middle class to work at the ... The free people of color filled this basic need, 97 and since the system still needed them, their established position in ... Since even men who are born free do not all have the right to carry arms, there is even greater reason why freedmen ... de St. Miry, Loix et constitutions des colonies francaises de VAmirique sous le vent de 1550 a 1785 [Paris, 1784- 90], 4:466).
|Title||:||Free Blacks in a Slave Society|
|Publisher||:||Taylor & Francis - 1989|