April 22, 2017 View of a Street of Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1856 At the crossroads of the slaveholding south and the largely free north, Baltimore emerged as an Industrial city that captured both potentialities of a slave-holding city and a free, industrial city. The Illustrated London News, 27 September 1856. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.