How Free Were Free Blacks In The South Analysis

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How Free were Free Blacks in the North? Blacks in the North were only partially free. Document B is and insert from a book called Life and Liberty in America written by Charles Mackay in 1859. Charles was an Englishman who came to America and wrote about his travels and observations. When talking about African Americans this document says, “He shall be free to live and to thrive, if he can,and to pay taxes and perform duties.”. This quote says that African Americans are free to live their lives as an any other American citizen if he is not a slave. He is saying that they will be treated as any white man when it comes to taxes and supporting themselves. However, although they are free to live their life without being owned they are only partially
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