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American Lynching

Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300181388
eISBN:
9780300184747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181388.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explains how lynching arose precisely out of an ideology of the sense of the rights accrued to someone possessing democratic freedom, and the sense that those rights were directly and ... More


Building the Plain People's Confederacy: January–June 1861

Gary W. Gallagher

in Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831588
eISBN:
9781469605203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887653_sheehan-dean.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the broad pattern of mobilization in the state of Virginia, which reveals that most white Virginians understood that they benefited from living in a slave society. Men from the ... More


Chapter Nine. Afterword: Lasting Impressions

LARRY GRAGG

in 'Englishmen Transplanted': The English Colonization of Barbados 1627-1660

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253890
eISBN:
9780191719806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253890.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This final chapter shows the continuities of life on Barbados between the mid-17th century and the early 19th century, and in the process offers a reminder of the need to revise our interpretation of ... More


Conclusion: Sharpsburg, Maryland, 1862

Max Grivno

in Gleanings of Freedom: Free and Slave Labor along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036521
eISBN:
9780252093562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036521.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter examines the interplay among the multiple boundaries between slavery and freedom. Northern Marylanders lived on slavery's tattered margin, a circumstance that profoundly ... More


Diet and the Romance of Reform

E. Melanie DuPuis

in Dangerous Digestion: The Politics of American Dietary Advice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275478
eISBN:
9780520962132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275478.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter explores the rise of the middle class and its use of perfectionist ideals to create a concept of moral reform in the early nineteenth century. Middle-class reformers' ideas emphasized ... More


Dissing Rivals, Love for Sale: The Courtesans' Rap and the Not-So Tragic Mulatta

in Beyond the Slave Narrative: Politics, Sex, and Manuscripts in the Haitian Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314971
eISBN:
9781846316517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316517.009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the gender politics of woman as commodity in relation to slave-holding societies, focusing on unpublished poems from courtesan culture associated with the female figure of the ... More


Emancipation in Comparative Perspective

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This concluding chapter summarizes the evidence gathered for the postbellum South and compares it with other postemancipation projects in the Americas. The common pattern of gradual emancipation seen ... More


Families in Crisis in the Old South: Divorce, Slavery, and the Law

Loren Schweninger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835692
eISBN:
9781469601625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837504_schweninger
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the antebellum South, divorce was an explosive issue. As one lawmaker put it, divorce was to be viewed as a form of “madness,” and as another asserted, divorce reduced communities to the “lowest ... More


The Gulf and Its City

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/9780814724316.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides the socioeconomic framework of New Orleans in the Age of Revolution, and locates the city's free people of color within this framework. The city was characterized by the rising ... More


Power and Historical Figuring: Rachael Pringle Polgreen’s Troubled Archive

Marisa J. Fuentes

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter tells the story of Rachael Pringle Polgreen, a freedwoman in Barbados who owned a brothel in the late eighteenth century, but whose life can be pieced together only through scraps of ... More


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