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Surviving the Transition to American Rule

Jay Gitlin

in The Bourgeois Frontier: French Towns, French Traders, and American Expansion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101188
eISBN:
9780300155761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101188.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1803, the United States purchased Louisiana from France, clearing its imperial rivals out of a vast area and securing the main trade route of the interior for its western citizens. It also took ... More


Self-Purchase and Military Service: Legal but Limited Paths to Emancipation

Aline Helg

in Slave No More: Self-Liberation before Abolitionism in the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649634
eISBN:
9781469649658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649634.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores self-purchase and military service as strategies used by slaves to obtain their freedom. In contrast to marronage, these were forms not of revolt but rather of individual, ... More


Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Céline Carayon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652627
eISBN:
9781469652641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652627.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Taking a fresh look at the first two centuries of French colonialism in the Americas, this book answers the long-standing question of how and how well Indigenous Americans and Europeans communicated ... More


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