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The Red Flag

Maurie D. McInnis

in Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the spaces, places, and mechanics of the slave trade. These include the use of red flags upon which are pinned small manuscript descriptions of slaves to be sold off; family ... More


Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823–1911)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Civil War made Thomas Wentworth Higginson a writer. It gave him scenes and characters as well as a field of action that featured himself and hundreds of former slaves. With increasing radicalism ... More


Douglass: Testimony without Identity

Shari Goldberg

in Quiet Testimony: A Theory of Witnessing from Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254774
eISBN:
9780823261055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254774.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How is it that Frederick Douglass did not find it necessary to foreground his racial identity until late in life, as he suggests in the 1892 supplement to Life and Times? This chapter proposes two ... More


Fugitives

Richard Archer

in Jim Crow North: The Struggle for Equal Rights in Antebellum New England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190676643
eISBN:
9780190676674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676643.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

There was no straight line from a racist society to one that supported full equality, and there was no guarantee that a right established one year could not be changed the next. That rang true in the ... More


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