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Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Margot Minardi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines how practices of commemoration and arguments about history informed early American debates over slavery and citizenship. The setting is a time and place in which people were ... More


The Contagion of Liberty, 1776–1804

Watson W. Jennison

in Cultivating Race: The Expansion of Slavery in Georgia, 1750-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134260
eISBN:
9780813135984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134260.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The second chapter examines the impact of the American and Haitian revolutions on Georgia. The alliance between the British and slaves almost completely destroyed slavery during the American ... More


Imperial Identity in Colonial Minds: Harold Moody and the League of Coloured Peoples

Anne Spry Rush

in Bonds of Empire: West Indians and Britishness from Victoria to Decolonization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588558
eISBN:
9780191728990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588558.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how the League of Coloured Peoples, founded in London in 1931 by Jamaican physician Harold Moody, used a colonial version of Britishness — one that respected traditional Western ... More


Calling the Family Together

Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The scene is St. Louis, where William Greenleaf Eliot (1811–1887) has brought his bride, Abigail Adams Cranch (1817–1908), the namesake of her great aunt who lived in the White House. Raising a ... More


Renewing the American Nation

Desmond King

in The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306439
eISBN:
9780199850617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306439.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows how the State Department succeeded in stopping the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) initiative at the United Nations designed to bring the ... More


Taking the Message to the World “An open door in a stone wall”

Linda O. McMurry

in To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139273
eISBN:
9780199848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Ida B. Wells's overseas tour as she continued her anti-lynching campaign. Because the overseas tour convinced Wells that world opinion could be a potent force against lynching, ... More


Wartime hospitality and the colour bar

John Belchem

in Before the Windrush: Race Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319679
eISBN:
9781781387153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319679.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The ‘peaceful invasion’ of refugees and allies during the Second World War included significant numbers of ‘coloured’ colonials responding to the needs of the merchant marine, munitions factories and ... More


“We Shall Serve with Fidelity and Zeal”

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the engagement of free people of color with various aspects of the law. Foremost among them were the free militiamen of African descent, Place d'Armes, who attempted to stake a ... More


Presumed Enslaved: Free People of Color and the Law in the Southern States

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/9780813136929.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter one sets the context by detailing the various laws and restrictions imposed upon Southern free people of color over the course of the antebellum era, and particularly the 1850s, when moves to ... More


Introduction

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter describes how free people of color had been interacting with the American court system in New Orleans since its origins during the territorial period. Acting individually in ... More


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