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Ending Free Black Suffrage in North Carolina

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes North Carolina's decision to disfranchise all free blacks at its 1835 state constitutional convention. The push for disfranchisement of free blacks in North Carolina was led not ... More


Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South

Brenda E. Stevenson

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118032
eISBN:
9780199853793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118032.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book provides a panoramic portrait of family and community life in and around Loudoun County, Virginia—weaving the fascinating personal stories of planters and slaves, of free blacks and ... More


Tennessee Debates Slavery

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Tennessee's debates on slavery. In the middle South, the Turner crisis raised questions about the future of slavery and the position of free blacks in a slaveholding society. ... More


Coping in a Complex World Free Black Women in Colonial New Orleans

Kimberly S. Hanger

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the world inhabited by free black women or libre women in colonial New Orleans. These women found themselves living within a plantation slave society in which racial ... More


Optics of Respectability: Women, Vision, and the Black Private Sphere

Jasmine Nichole Cobb

in Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817221
eISBN:
9781479830619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817221.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines emergent visual practices developed by elite free Black women within the confines of Black parlors. Focusing on free Black women's friendship albums, a popular form of ... More


Chapter 7

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The battle against race-based slavery and racial discrimination began in New York at the White Plains Convention of 1776, at which the colony's revolutionaries gathered to create their new ... More


A Way Out of No Way: Black Women and Manumission

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

in Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835050
eISBN:
9781469602592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869093_myers.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Sophia Mauncaut, a resident of Charleston who was accused by authorities of being an illegally freed black woman. With the threat of reenslavement hanging over her head, ... More


“Look! A Negress”: Public Women, Private Horrors, and the White Ontology of the Gaze

Jasmine Nichole Cobb

in Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817221
eISBN:
9781479830619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817221.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how White viewers retreated to their parlors and used caricature to retool White dominion over the visual in response to street encounters with free Blacks, including Black ... More


Rewriting the Free Negro Past: Joseph Lumpkin, Proslavery Ideology, and Citizenship in Antebellum Georgia

Watson Jennison

in Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044132
eISBN:
9780813046211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044132.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

*By the 1850s the debate over slavery had reached its peak. In the midst of growing sectionalism and political conflict, slavery’s defenders and its opponents engaged in a heated battle over the true ... More


Pursuing Equality: Abolitionists, Antislavery Constitutionalism, and Pursuit of National Reconstruction

Elizabeth Beaumont

in The Civic Constitution: Civic Visions and Struggles in the Path toward Constitutional Democracy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940066
eISBN:
9780199369782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940066.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Chapter 4 turns to abolitionists’ development of antislavery constitutionalism and their project for national reconstruction. The chapter argues that the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth ... More


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