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The Crime of Color in the Negro Seamen Acts

Edlie L. Wong

in Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794555
eISBN:
9780814795460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794555.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the appeals to law made on behalf of black Atlantic mariners caught up in the workings of the Negro Seamen Acts which subjected all black mariners, regardless of national ... More


“A Witness More Powerful than Himself”: Race, Testimony, and Twain’s Courtroom Farces

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines various responses to the 1854 People v. Hall case, in which the California Supreme Court extended (through the logic of racial analogy) a ban on African American and Native ... More


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