Papenfuse, Eric Robert. "From Recompense to Revolution: Mahoney v. Ashton and the Transfiguration of Maryland Culture, 1791-1802." Slavery & Abolition 15 (December 1994): 38-62.
Annotation / Notes: The article examines the case of Charles Mahoney, who petitioned Maryland courts for his freedom from slavery in the 1790s. Tracing the intricate legal basis for the case, won initially, but lost on appeal, Papenfuse places it in the context of the cross-currents of revolutionary ideology-American and French-and fears about threats to the social order, such as those generated by slave revolts in Santo Domingo.
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