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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


Three Slave Societies of the Non-Cotton South

Damian Alan Pargas

in The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035147
eISBN:
9780813038773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035147.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter outlines the nature of slave-based agriculture in nineteenth-century Fairfax County, Virginia; Georgetown District, South Carolina; and St. James Parish, Louisiana, respectively. ... 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


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


Weathering Different Storms

Damian Alan Pargas

in The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035147
eISBN:
9780813038773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035147.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the conclusion to this study of the impact of local agriculture on the slave families living in various localities of the non-cotton South. It states that typical slave families ... 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


Tensions of Race, Gender, and Midwifery in Colonial Cuba

Michele Reid-Vazquez

in Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036637
eISBN:
9780252093715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036637.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines representations of honor, gender, race, and labor in colonial Cuba through the lens of midwifery. More specifically, it considers how free women of African descent used ... More


Secession: Deratifying the Constitution

Mark E. Neely

in Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation: Constitutional Conflict in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835180
eISBN:
9781469602530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869024_neely.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter shows how Ira Berlin introduced the distinction between a slave society and a society with slaves, attributing these stern qualities to the former: “In slave societies . . . slavery ... More


Stepping Up the Degrees of Resistance

Larry Eugene Rivers

in Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036910
eISBN:
9780252094033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036910.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at how on the plantations and farms of nineteenth-century Florida, enslaved people, like their counterparts throughout the South, rarely rose up in rebellion against their masters. ... More


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


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