Resources & Links
In the process of researching and compiling these documents we have found
many useful resources that may be of use to anyone interested in this topic.
This list will be updated from time to time.
The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States - Ira Berlin - 2015
Paths to Freedom: Manumission in the Atlantic World - Rosemary Brana-Shute and Randy J. Sparks - 2010
Israel on the Appomattox: a Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from
the 1790s through the Civil War - Melvin Patrick Ely - 2005
The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter, the Founding
Father Who Freed His Slaves - Andrew Levy - 2005
The Problem of Slavery In Western Culture - David Brion Davis - 1969
Black Rednecks and White Liberals - Thomas Sowell - 2005
Slave No More : Self-Liberation before Abolitionism in the Americas - Aline Helg - 2019
Free Blacks of Lynchburg Virginia 1805-1865 - Ted Delaney & Phillip Rhodes - 2001
Strangers in Their Midst: The Free Black Population of Amherst County, Virginia - Sherry McLeRoy & William McLeRoy - 1993
The Midas of Manumission: The Orphan Samuel Gist and his Virginian Slaves - Barb Drummond - 2018