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Slave Songs and Slave Consciousness: Explorations in Neglected Sources

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter starts by talking about how the author of the chapter was able to understand slave personality through understanding Negro songs. Negroes in the United States both during and after ... More


Slavery and African Life in Arabia

Matthew S. Hopper

in Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300192018
eISBN:
9780300213928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192018.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter addresses aspects of everyday life, particularly family life and labor, among enslaved Africans in the Gulf. It examines how enslaved Africans negotiated the bonds of slavery and ... More


Incidents Abroad: Harriet Jacobs and the Transatlantic Movement

Jean Fagan Yellin

in Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115932
eISBN:
9780300137866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115932.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

Harriet Jacobs, a fugitive slave, antislavery activist, and author, made important contributions to the transatlantic antislavery movement in the nineteenth century. She participated directly in the ... More


The Choked Voice of a Race, at Last: Unloosed African Americans and Civil War Music

Christian McWhirter

in Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835500
eISBN:
9781469601861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882627_mcwhirter.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the introduction of African American music to white audiences during the Civil War. Minstrelsy, one of the most popular genres of American music, was specifically designed to ... More


American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

Theodore Dwight Weld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869574
eISBN:
9781469602875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869581_weld
Subject:
History, African-American History

Compiled by a prominent abolitionist, this book combines information taken from witnesses, and from active and former slave owners, to generate a condemnation of slavery from both those who observed ... More


Conclusion: Reading Hannah Crafts in the Twenty-First Century

Tess Chakkalakal

in Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036330
eISBN:
9780252093388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036330.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This concluding chapter turns to a new, yet old, slave fiction: Hannah Crafts' The Bondwoman's Narrative(2002). According to its editor, the novel was written by a female fugitive slave in the 1850s, ... More


Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

Elizabeth Keckley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869635
eISBN:
9781469602905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869642_keckley
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is the life story of Elizabeth Keckley, a shrewd entrepreneur who, while enslaved, raised enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. Keckley moved to Washington, D.C., where she ... More


Uncle Tom's Story of His Life: An Autobiography of the Reverend Josiah Henson

Josiah Henson

John Lobb (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869611
eISBN:
9781469602899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869628_henson
Subject:
History, African-American History

This 1876 version of Josiah Henson's autobiography, the first of many editions issued by British editor John Lobb, followed the original 1849 edition and a much-expanded 1858 version. The ... More


Narrative Structures, Narratives of Abuse, and Human Rights

Diana Tietjens Meyers

in Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199930388
eISBN:
9780190490102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930388.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Several prominent accounts of narrative build normativity into narration. So it might seem obvious that there is a connection between victims’ stories and moral insight. However, existing ... More


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