“Myne Owne Ground”: Race and Freedom on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, 1640-1676
Some of the first Africans who arrived in Virginia in slavery later achieved freedom and formed a stable community on the Eastern Shore, holding their own with white neighbors for most of the 17th century. This book provides a look at why this model of social interaction in race relations did not survive.
Authors: T.H. Breen and Stephen Innes