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North Carolina Quakers: Reluctant Slaveholders

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North Carolina Quakers, openly opposed to slavery, were put in the position of caring for many former slaves over whom they had assumed guardianship between 1775 and 1856. Because state law barred freeing slaves, Quakers attempted to remove African Americans from the state, sending them to northern states or to Haiti and Liberia. Despite slave resistance against resettlement, Northern and Haitian resentment to black immigration, and a shortage of resettlement funds, almost all former Quaker slaves had been resettled by 1856.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 52 Issue 1, Jan 1975, p37-58, il, por, map, f