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 Historicizing Race: Albert J. Raboteau, Religious History, and the Ambiguities of Blackness

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Here this chapter engages the work of Albert Raboteau, the elder statesman of contemporary African American religious history, particularly his early work, Slave Religion (1978). The ambiguity of ... More


“One and the Same Interest”: Antiblack Racism and Colonial Domination with and without Hegemony

THELMA WILLS FOOTE

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

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165371
eISBN:
9780199871735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165371.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows that the disciplinary mechanism of antiblack racism became a key instrument of governance in colonial New York City. It notes that New York City's Slave Revolt of 1712 was the act ... More


Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Paul Lane and Kevin C. MacDonald (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The role and consequences of slavery in the history of Africa have been brought to the fore recently in historical, anthropological, and archaeological research. Public remembrances — such as ... More


Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Mary Wills

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

After Britain’s Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, a squadron of Royal Navy vessels was sent to the West Coast of Africa tasked with suppressing the thriving transatlantic slave trade. Drawing ... More


The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Slave Trade

Manuel Barcia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300215854
eISBN:
9780300252019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215854.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Yellow Demon of Fever unravels the story of the uninterrupted Atlantic struggle between humans and often terrifying and puzzling diseases, a struggle that generated a vast amount of information ... More


After 1850: Reassessing the Impact of the Fugitive Slave Law

Matthew Pinsker

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter reexamines the legal and sometimes violent contest between antislavery and proslavery forces regarding enforcement of the federal fugitive slave code in the urban North. It argues that ... More


Borderland Maroons

Sylviane A. Diouf

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Unlike their African forebears, most American maroons in the antebellum period did not look for freedom in remote hinterland locations. Instead, they settled in the borderlands of farms or ... More


Franklin Pierce and the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Fred I. Greenstein and Dale Anderson

in Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151991
eISBN:
9781400846412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151991.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Franklin Pierce, focusing on six realms: public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, policy vision, cognitive style, and ... More


Fugitives and Soldiers

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how black Bay Staters in the 1850s strove to claim “manhood” and “citizenship” by representing themselves and their ancestors as agents in history. This endeavor was especially ... More


Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana

Sophie White

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469654041
eISBN:
9781469654065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654041.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In eighteenth-century New Orleans, the legal testimony of some 150 enslaved women and men--like the testimony of free colonists--was meticulously recorded and preserved. Questioned in criminal trials ... More


Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Corey M. Brooks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book tells the story of how abolitionist activists built the most transformative third-party movement in American history and set in motion changes that eventuated in the rise of the Republican ... More


Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Daniel W. Crofts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This landmark book examines a little-known episode in the most celebrated aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s life: his role as the “Great Emancipator.” Lincoln always hated slavery, but he also believed it ... More


The World in Black and White: The Collapse of Slavery

Lorien Foote

in Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630557
eISBN:
9781469630571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630557.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

When escaped Union prisoners travelled through South Carolina, they received food, information, shelter, and guidance from slaves, who interpreted the mass escapes through their religious beliefs as ... More


Distant freedom: "St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872"

Andrew Pearson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781382837
eISBN:
9781781383957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382837.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book is an examination of the South Atlantic island of St Helena’s involvement in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. In the decades after 1807, British anti-slavery revolved around ... More


From Damsels to Specters in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Hannah Crafts’s The Bondwoman’s Narrative

Sarah Gilbreath Ford

in Haunted Property: Slavery and the Gothic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496829696
eISBN:
9781496829740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496829696.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) and Hannah Crafts’s The Bondwoman’s Narrative (written circa 1858 and published 2002). Although Jacobs and Crafts ... More


Writing Against Slavery: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Judie Newman

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the strategies which Harriet Beecher Stowe mobilized from her religious background in order to further the abolitionist cause. In Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) revivalist and ... More


A Rush of Mighty Wind: 1850–1851

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Harriet Beecher Stowe, a woman who disliked confrontations, who rode over unpleasantness with optimistic goodwill and turned aside anger with humor, found herself, as public opinion brewed over the ... More


Early American Rebels: Pursuing Democracy from Maryland to Carolina, 1640-1700

Noeleen McIlvenna

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656069
eISBN:
9781469656083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656069.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the half century after 1650 that saw the gradual imposition of a slave society in England’s North American colonies, poor white settlers in the Chesapeake sought a republic of equals. ... More


Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery

R. J. M. Blackett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608778
eISBN:
9781469611792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469608785_Blackett
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, which mandated action to aid in the recovery of runaway slaves and denied fugitives legal rights if they were apprehended, quickly became a focal point in the debate over ... More


The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Elena A. Schneider

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645353
eISBN:
9781469645377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645353.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In 1762, British forces mobilized more than 230 ships and 26,000 soldiers, sailors, and enslaved Africans to attack Havana, one of the wealthiest and most populous ports in the Americas. They met ... More


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