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Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

William Dusinberre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines both the social and the political history of slavery. James Polk — President of the United States from 1845 to 1849 — owned a Mississippi cotton plantation with about fifty slaves. ... More


Conclusion

Ian Clark

in International Legitimacy and World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199297009
eISBN:
9780191711428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297009.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The first part of the conclusion summarizes the findings from the historical cases. These fall into four categories. The first is where a strong world society constituency is able to influence the ... More


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

Larry Gragg

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253890
eISBN:
9780191719806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253890.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book challenges the notion that the 17th-century English planters of Barbados were architects of a social disaster. These planters were not simply profligate, immoral, and grasping capitalists ... More


Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Virginia Yans-McLaughlin (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055108
eISBN:
9780199854219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Providing an interdisciplinary and global perspective on immigration to the United States, this book represents an important step forward in the development of immigration studies. The book aims to ... More


The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Colin Dayan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691070919
eISBN:
9781400838592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691070919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Abused dogs, prisoners tortured in Guantánamo and supermax facilities, or slaves killed by the state—all are deprived of personhood through legal acts. Such deprivations have recurred throughout ... More


Slavery and the Culture of Taste

Simon Gikandi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140667
eISBN:
9781400840113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140667.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

It would be easy to assume that, in the eighteenth century, slavery and the culture of taste—the world of politeness, manners, and aesthetics—existed as separate and unequal domains, unrelated in the ... More


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

Martin Ruef

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

At the center of the upheavals brought by emancipation in the American South was the economic and social transition from slavery to modern capitalism. This book examines how this institutional change ... More


White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Vincent L. Wimbush

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a transdisciplinary analysis of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, first published in England in 1789. It was one of the earliest ... More


Introduction

Silvia Scarpa

in Trafficking in Human Beings: Modern Slavery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199541904
eISBN:
9780191715464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541904.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This introductory chapter synthesises the structure of the book that is subdivided into five chapters. The first chapter examines trafficking in persons in the light of the recent definition of the ... More


Conclusion to Part I

John N. Collins

in Diakonia: Re-Interpreting the Ancient Sources

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396027
eISBN:
9780199852383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396027.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the second book of the Republic, Plato writes a few paragraphs on the place of trade and merchandising in society. His use of “diakonia” and its cognate words there is examined here in itself and ... More


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