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 Egalitarianism and Assets: God the Economist

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

Class may be defined as the formation of groups around the extraction, production, transformation, distribution, exchange, and consumption of economic surplus. A program for an egalitarian order, ... More


The Free Afro-Brazilians in a Slave Society

HERBERT S. KLEIN

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter evaluates the free coloured class under slavery in imperial Brazil. Being the largest such group in the Americas, the free coloureds by the middle of the nineteenth century were also by ... More


Ne Serva Prostituatur *: Restrictive Covenants in the Sale of Slaves

Thomas A. J. McGinn

in Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161328
eISBN:
9780199789344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161328.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Roman law recognized certain restrictive covenants in agreements for the sale of slaves, covenants that directed a certain disposition of the slave on the part of the buyer but that, when violated, ... More


Freedmen with Conditional Freedom

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on one of the two major subtypes of freed slave in classical Athens, the slaves freed with strings attached. It begins with a discussion of how manumission worked in classical ... More


The Divine Providence of Slavery and Freedom

John Saillant

in Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157178
eISBN:
9780199834617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157176.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Lemuel Haynes was schooled in the New Divinity, the Calvinist theology of the students of Jonathan Edwards. Haynes declared himself a follower of Samuel Hopkins, the leading interpreter of Edwardsean ... More


Body Language: Corporal Anxiety and Christian Theology

Jennifer A. Glancy

in Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195136098
eISBN:
9780199834228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136098.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Most slaves in the Roman Empire were probably houseborn, i.e., the offspring of slave mothers. Other sources of slaves included exposure of children, war, kidnapping, and – to a very limited extent – ... More


Degrees of Freedom: Vernae and Junian Latins in the Roman familia *

Beryl Rawson

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Slaves had readier access to freedom in Roman society than in other known slave societies. Those most favoured were urban, talented, pleasing slaves, especially those who formed close personal ... More


1776: Thomas Newby's Manumission Paper

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

Thomas Newby, who owned fourteen slaves, was one of the wealthiest men in Perquimans County in 1775. When Newby freed ten of his slaves on 3 March 1776, he had been contemplating the move for two ... More


1777: Thomas Newby's Petition to Free His Slave Hannah

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

Thomas Newby filed a petition to the county court for permission to free a slave called Hannah as she had “grown old.” The terms of the 1776 manumission and the circumstances of the 1777 petition to ... More


1777: An Act to Prevent Domestic Insurrections

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0014
Subject:
History, African-American History

Suspicious of the Quakers' Loyalist leanings and fearful of slave rebellion, the North Carolina government reacted in alarm when Friends began setting slaves free and introduced a law called the Act ... More


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