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Introduction When the Levees Rose

Cécile Vidal

in Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469645186
eISBN:
9781469645209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645186.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The introduction presents the book’s argument according to which it is more accurate to view eighteenth-century New Orleans as a Caribbean port city than as a North American one, as its late ... More


Molly and Matilda: Old Savannah Specters

Tiya Miles

in Tales From the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626338
eISBN:
9781469626352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626338.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter recounts the rise of Savannah, Georgia as a key tourist attraction for visitors interested in the paranormal. The chapter focuses on the Sorrel-Weed House, reportedly Savannah’s most ... More


Slavery and Urban Life

Jeff Strickland

in Unequal Freedoms: Ethnicity, Race, and White Supremacy in Civil War-Era Charleston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060798
eISBN:
9780813050867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060798.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

German and Irish immigrants interacted with slaves and free blacks in Charleston on a daily basis and in a variety of social and economic contexts. The brutality of urban slavery was unmistakable as ... More


Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society

Cécile Vidal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469645186
eISBN:
9781469645209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645186.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Combining Atlantic and imperial perspectives, Caribbean New Orleans offers a lively portrait of the city and a probing investigation of the French colonists who established racial slavery there as ... More


From Louisiana to Saint-Domingue and from Saint-Domingue to Louisiana

Cécile Vidal

in Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469645186
eISBN:
9781469645209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645186.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The conclusion explains how this book, by reconsidering the interplay of slavery and race in French New Orleans under the influence of Saint-Domingue, has proposed an alternative way of understanding ... More


Royal Enslaved Afro-Caribbeans in Christiansted: Exploring the Archaeology of Enslavement in a Caribbean City

Alicia Odewale and Meredith D. Hardy

in Archaeology of Domestic Landscapes of the Enslaved in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400912
eISBN:
9781683401322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400912.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Christiansted National Historic Site in the US Virgin Islands has served as a landmark site documenting the history of the African Diaspora and Danish occupation in the island of St. Croix from ... More


The Sale

Sean M. Kelley

in The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627687
eISBN:
9781469627700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627687.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter centers on the Hare’s arrival at Charles Town, South Carolina and the sale of the captives in March 1755. It begins with a description of the colony and town, emphasizing the economic ... More


Town and Country

Sean M. Kelley

in The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627687
eISBN:
9781469627700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627687.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the slaveholdings on which the Hare captives lived. About one-fifth of the captives would up living in or near Charles Town, working as domestic servants and in the city’s ... More


The Most Disagreeable Human Habitation Left upon This Sin-Stricken Earth: Life in Petersburg, Summer 1864

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

After a brief analysis of the Wilson-Kautz Raid, this chapter describes the impact of the first six weeks of the Petersburg Campaign on the city’s residents. Relentless Federal artillery bombardment ... More


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