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Slavery in Early Christianity

Jennifer A. Glancy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195136098
eISBN:
9780199834228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This study focuses on the impact of the ubiquitous ancient institution on the emergence and early development of Christianity. Slaveholders as well as slaves were pivotal in early Christian circles. ... More


Introduction

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:
10.1093/0195136098.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An understanding of the institution of slavery in the period in which Christianity emerged is necessary for comprehending both the rhetoric of slavery in Christian writings and the realities of ... More


Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Brad Asher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In 1846, Cecelia, a 15-year-old slave girl traveled to Niagara Falls with her young Louisville mistress, Frances “Fanny” Thruston Ballard. During their stay, Cecelia made the bold decision to escape, ... More


Separate Paths: Katy and William in the Antebellum Creek Nation

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

In the Antebellum era, slaveholders dominated the Creek government. Under their guidance, the Creek Nation passed laws punishing abolitionists, defending slavery, and discriminating against black ... More


Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195121223
eISBN:
9780199855162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121223.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book blends personal narrative with reflections on history, literature, and popular culture to provide a lively and provocative look at who Mark Twain really was, how he got to be that way, and ... More


The Philadelphia Years

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

in The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109825
eISBN:
9780199854240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109825.003.0005
Subject:
History, Family History

In the 1820s, the Percys and their friends adopted Philadelphia almost as a second home. Philadelphia offered members of the slaveholding class a congenial and conservative atmosphere—as well as ... More


Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Edlie L. Wong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794555
eISBN:
9780814795460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794555.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series, this book draws on the freedom suit as recorded in the press and court documents to offer a critically and historically engaged understanding of ... More


“Waked Up to Feel”: Defining Childhood, Debating Slavery in Antebellum America

Rebecca de Schweinitz

in Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796078
eISBN:
9780814763391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the ways in which both abolitionists and slaveholders used ideas about childhood in their efforts to challenge and preserve slavery. The prominence of ideas about childhood in ... More


Eight Minutes from Freedom

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes Cecelia's trip to Niagara Falls with Fanny and explains her decision to escape from slavery. It examines the legal, social, familial, and personal circumstances that influenced ... More


Fanny: Learning to Be a Slave Owner

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the process by which Fanny was educated to the duties and challenges of slave ownership. Cecelia was purchased as an infant by Fanny's father and eventually became Fanny's ... More


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