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Re: "Free" vs. "Freed".
In Response To: Re: "Free" vs. "Freed". ()

When taking this subject on, one must consider what country controled the territory at the time.

Before 1776 or the American Revolutionary War, a free person or freed person was under the kings law of the country that controled the territory: England, France, or Spain.

After the American Revolutionary War is when American slave laws came into effect.

Free and Freed or two different terms. A free person is a person of any race. A freed person is a person of African descent.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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