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  • Slave dealers flourished in Antebellum Maryland.  Baltimore Chronicle Oct. 29, 1833As a slave state, antebellum Maryland's society was made up of more than enslaved African Americans, and the white Americans who owned them. Maryland's society varied greatly by region, and included communities of enslaved African Americans, free African Americans, non-slave owning whites, and slave owners who were mostly, but not exclusively white. Slavery, supported by Maryland's laws, touched all these communities and shaped their interactions.

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