By Dale Edwyna Smith
African american citizens in St. Louis—both slave and free—enjoyed better autonomy and chance than these in city parts of the South and East. Slaves within the urban set criminal precedent via submitting hundreds of thousands of freedom fits, frequently in response to the prohibition opposed to slavery set through the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. After a century within the quarter, many blacks enlisted within the Union military through the Civil conflict. Drawing on quite a lot of assets, the writer reports the historical past of slaves and unfastened blacks during this city.
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African American Lives in St. Louis, 1763–1865: Slavery, Freedom and the West by Dale Edwyna Smith