Oxford University Press
In Jim Crow North: The Struggle for Equal Rights in Antebellum New England, Richard Archer explores the African-American quest for liberty and equality from the early 1700s, a period when slave codes in the Northeast mirrored those put in place in the Chesapeake, through to the outbreak of the American Civil War. Using an array of primary sources, including eighteenth- and nineteenth-century newspapers, government legislation, court records, census data, and personal correspondence, he crafts a gripping story of courageous black New Englanders challenging discrimination.
Barker, Gordon S.
"Jim Crow North: The Struggle for Equal Rights in Antebellum New England,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 20
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol20/iss4/7