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 The Meaning of Slave Religion

Curtis J. Evans

in The Burden of Black Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328189
eISBN:
9780199870028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328189.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how the conversion of African slaves in the British North American colonies to Christianity became an object of analysis and how debates about the role that blacks would play in ... More


Opening the Slave Trade

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details how the first short-staple cotton boom linked cotton profits, slavery, and territorial expansion in momentous ways. It examines South Carolina's contested decision to reopen the ... More


Through a Looking Glass: Olaudah Equiano and African Experiences of the British Atlantic Slave Trade

David Richardson

in Black Experience and the Empire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199290673
eISBN:
9780191700569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290673.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the movement of Africans to America on British slave ships. The exact number of British ships that participated in the slave trade will probably never be known, but in the 245 ... More


“My Ninth Master was a European”: Enslaved Blacks in European Households in Egypt, 1798–1848

Terence Walz and Kenneth M. Cuno

in Race and Slavery in the Middle East: Histories of Trans-Saharan Africans in 19th-Century Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163982
eISBN:
9781617970221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163982.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Many enslaved Africans lived in households headed by Europeans in Cairo and Alexandria during the nineteenth century. African slaves who were owned by the Europeans were generally Christians by ... More


Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City

Thelma Wills Foote

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165371
eISBN:
9780199871735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165371.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Race first emerged as an important ingredient of New York City's melting pot when it was known as New Amsterdam and was a fledgling colonial outpost on the North American frontier. This book details ... More


The Atlantic Slave Trade to 1650

Herbert Klein

in Tropical Babylons: Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1680

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828755
eISBN:
9781469603667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895627_schwartz.11
Subject:
History, Latin American History

By examining the Atlantic slave trade in the period prior to 1650, this chapter argues that despite its synchrony with the rise of sugar production, the slave trade evolved independently of the ... More


Jews and New Christians in the Atlantic Slave Trade

Seymour Drescher

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the role of Jews and New Christians in the Atlantic slave trade. It discusses the three phases of the African slave trade, each succeeding phase numerically larger than its ... More


The Brazilian Internal Slave Trade, 1850–1888: Regional Economies, Slave Experience, and the Politics of a Peculiar Market

Robert W. Slenes

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0014
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter defines “internal slave trade” as the practice of selling people within the society where they reside. For analytical purposes, however, the term is more usefully reserved for a system ... More


Irving's Voyages in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

in Slave Captain: The Career of James Irving in the Liverpool Slave Trade

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310676
eISBN:
9781846314070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314070.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the complexities of the slave trade gleaned from Irving's letters. The African destinations mentioned in Irving's letters included some of the most important trading locations ... More


“Our Religion and Superstition Was All Mixed Up”: Conjure, Christianity, and African American Supernatural Traditions

Yvonne P. Chireau

in Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209879
eISBN:
9780520940277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209879.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter considers the centrality of supernatural traditions of Conjure in the African American spirituality, presenting examples from various historical contexts. Conjure is a magical tradition ... More


“Most Favourite Cargoes”: African Child Enslavement in the Nineteenth Century

Benjamin N. Lawrance

in Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300198454
eISBN:
9780300210439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198454.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Nineteenth-century slave traders recognized children as effective tools with which to avoid new slave trading restrictions and prohibitions. This chapter explores the contextual perimeters of ... More


Pan-Africanism in Olaudah Equiano’s: Interesting Narrative

Babacar M’Baye

in The Trickster Comes West: Pan-African Influence in Early Black Diasporan Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732337
eISBN:
9781604733525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732337.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter discusses the most celebrated autobiography of a black writer from the West—The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Written by Himself. Vincent Carretta depicts the ... More


Restitution Claims for Wrongful Enslavement and the Doctrine of the Master’s Good Faith

Robert Westley

in The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805553
eISBN:
9781496805591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805553.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter begins with the suggestion made by Judge Posner in his opinion for the majority in the case of In re African-American Slave Descendants Litigation to the effect that the injuries exacted ... More


Introduction: The Orphans of La Amistad

Benjamin N. Lawrance

in Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300198454
eISBN:
9780300210439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198454.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book traces the lives of six African children in an attempt to demonstrate that the lived experiences of slave children are indeed recoverable, arguing that the role of African child slaves in ... More


“That They Cease to Be Truly Slaves”: African Emancipation and the Collapse of Slavery

in Labor and Love in Guatemala: The Eve of Independence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757041
eISBN:
9780804784603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757041.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the slave trade in Guatemala. It argues that Afro-Guatemalan slavery was dismantled gradually by the responses of slaves and slaveholders to the particular structures of slavery ... More


The Nineteenth Century and After

BERNARD LEWIS

in Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical Enquiry

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053265
eISBN:
9780199854561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053265.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter discusses slaves during the nineteenth century. From the late eighteenth century onwards, there are numerous accounts by contemporary observers of the processes by which African slaves ... More


Provincial Politics, Foreign Affairs, and Patronage: 1848–1853

in The Party of Order: The Conservatives, the State, and Slavery in the Brazilian Monarchy, 1831–1871

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753692
eISBN:
9780804768061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753692.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the issues of political patronage, provincial politics, and foreign affairs in Brazil during the period from 1848 to 1853. It describes the provincial political milieu of the ... More


The Colonists’ Choice of Agricultural Labor in Early America

Robert A. McGuire and Philip R. P. Coelho

in Parasites, Pathogens, and Progress: Diseases and Economic Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015660
eISBN:
9780262298391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015660.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explains the colonists’ choice of servile labor in the early years of the American colonization period. The only choices available for seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British North ... More


Introduction

Frederick C. Knight

in Working the Diaspora: The Impact of African Labor on the Anglo-American World, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748183
eISBN:
9780814749128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748183.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter maps out the economic landscape of the Americas following the influx of slaves during the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. First complementing and in most cases ... More


The New World

Daniel I. O’Neill

in Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287822
eISBN:
9780520962866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287822.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines Edmund Burke's belief that the British Empire must be kept together and expanded in the New World. More specifically, it considers Burke's use of arguments based on ... More


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