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Different Traditions

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Various kinds of hymnody that do not fit into the categories above are considered here. They include nature hymns, and the Rivulet controversy; the hymns of Moody and Sankey, the evangelists; ... 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


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


The Reality of Our Collective Karma: Slave Trade Meditation Vigil as Southern Buddhist Ritual

Jeff Wilson

in Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835456
eISBN:
9781469601816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869970_wilson.10
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Meditation vigils to remember the American slave trade are not a traditional form of Buddhist practice, nor have they featured prominently in mainstream southern religion. In this chapter, the slave ... More


Introduction: “Master … eated me when I was meat”

Vincent Woodard

in The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794616
eISBN:
9781479815807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794616.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter briefly explores the transatlantic origins of black consumption, tracing it back to the first contact between European colonizers and coastal Africans. By the early ... More


Catholic Ideology and American Slave Narratives

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640492
eISBN:
9780748652129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the relation between American slave narratives and Catholic ideology, focusing on the works of John LaFarge and W. E. B. Du Bois. It explains that although the cultural ... More


Motherhood

Tiya Miles

in Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285637
eISBN:
9780520961029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285637.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter delves into Doll's experience as Shoe Boots' slave and lover. It focuses on her outsider status in Cherokee social and ceremonial life, the birth of her first child, and the convergence ... More


American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

Theodore Dwight Weld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869574
eISBN:
9781469602875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869581_weld
Subject:
History, African-American History

Compiled by a prominent abolitionist, this book combines information taken from witnesses, and from active and former slave owners, to generate a condemnation of slavery from both those who observed ... More


Tempest in the Plantation Zone

Monique Allewaert

in Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677276
eISBN:
9781452947747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677276.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter outlines the subject of the genealogy of the body, personhood, and agency covered in the entire book. Studying the character of Ariel in William Shakespeare’s play The ... More


Border Dramas and the Divided Family in the Popular Imagination

Amy Murrell Taylor

in The Divided Family in Civil War America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829691
eISBN:
9781469605265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899076_taylor.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The struggles of divided families captured the attention of popular fiction during the Civil War. This chapter explores the failed romances of men and women on opposing sides of the Union–Confederate ... More


Novel by an American Slave

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter details the process of examining the authenticity of a manuscript, purchased at an auction, with the title page, “The Bondwoman's Narrative / By Hannah Crafts / A Fugitive Slave / ... More


Carolina

Mary Elizabeth Fitts

in Fit for War: Sustenance and Order in the Mid-Eighteenth-Century Catawba Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781683400059
eISBN:
9781683400295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400059.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines the development of the Carolina colony from its inception through the mid-eighteenth century. In addition to providing a better understanding of Carolina’s geographic extent, ... More


Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Tess Chakkalakal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036330
eISBN:
9780252093388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book unravels the interconnections between marriage, slavery, and freedom through renewed readings of canonical nineteenth-century novels and short stories by black and white authors. Situating ... More


Gold Rush

Tiya Miles

in Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285637
eISBN:
9780520961029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285637.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter talks about the Cherokee gold rush of 1829, the resulting usurpation of the Cherokee government by the state of Georgia, and the ensuing turmoil that resulted in Cherokees and African ... More


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