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English Migration into and across the Atlantic during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

NICHOLAS CANNY

in Europeans on the Move: Studies on European Migration 1500–1800

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204190
eISBN:
9780191676147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204190.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The phenomenon of English migration into and across the Atlantic during the 17th and 18th centuries has only recently come to be taken seriously as a subject worthy of historical investigation. The ... More


The Black Market: Property, Freedom, and Fugitivity in Antebellum Life

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

in Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers varied forms of political life made possible through the framework of theft. Recognizing that the hemispheric slave trade is a piratical act in the context of the novel, these ... More


Douglass’s Declarations of Independence and Practices of Politics

Robert Gooding-Williams

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter takes Frederick Douglass’s work My Bondage and My Freedom and brings it into conversation with W. E. B. Du Bois’s essay collection The Souls of Black Folk. This comparison is intended to ... More


Black Masculinity Achieves Nothing without Restorative Care: An Intersectional Rearticulation of Frederick Douglass

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Drawing upon My Bondage and My Freedom and Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass, this chapter explores Douglass’s efforts to build a community with his black male peers during slavery and ... More


Creating Nollywood: Conditions and Foundations

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Video technology and the neoliberal deregulation of media environments permitted a true revolution in African filmmaking, overcoming the obstacles that have faced and limited celluloid African ... More


<i>Living in Bondage</i>: Money and Values

Jonathan Haynes

in Nollywood: The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387819
eISBN:
9780226388007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388007.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Living in Bondage opened the market for Nigerian video films. It founded the “get rich quick” theme and the money ritual genre (which remain hallmarks of Nollywood), grafting stories of predatory ... More


Spirituals in Uncle Tom Shows, Melodramas, and Spectacles

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Stage productions of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) were a staple of theaters across the United States well into the twentieth century. In 1876, after jubilee troupes had ... More


Introduction

Emily West

in Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136929
eISBN:
9780813141350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136929.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction sets out the overall scope and context of the book. It provides some background historiographical context on the lives of free people of color in the antebellum South, and the ways ... More


Codifying Power, Challenging the Law

Christopher Curry

in Freedom and Resistance: A Social History of Black Loyalists in the Bahamas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054476
eISBN:
9780813053110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054476.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

“Codifying Power, Challenging the Law” focuses on the ongoing political battles that emerged in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries between black loyalists and the white mercantile ... More


Bestiality Revisited: The Primal Scene of Biopower

Frederick Douglass

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the way nineteenth-century statesman Frederick Douglass's reflected on animals as a means to explain and disrupt the relationship between racial stereotypes and “the animal ... More


Caste, Class, and Personality

David A. Varel

in The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534886
eISBN:
9780226534916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534916.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The fifth chapter investigates Davis’s involvement in the culture-and-personality school in the latter half of the 1930s. In particular, it tracks the making and reception of Davis’s and John ... More


Talking Lawyerlike about Law: Black Advocacy and My Bondage and My Freedom

Jeannine Marie DeLombard

in Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830864
eISBN:
9781469605791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887738_delombard.8
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter narrates the experiences of John Mercer Langston and Robert Morris on the opposition to antebellum displays of black civic agency. It then discusses Frederick Douglass's oratory of the ... More


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