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Rector, Actor, Other

Isaac Ariail Reed

in Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter develops the language of rector, actor, and other, and of "persons with projects" to work toward a new theory of power. It does so in dialogue with pragmatist theories of action and the ... More


Masters / Servants: Everyone Is a Subaltern

Markus Krajewski

in The Server: A Media History from the Present to the Baroque

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300180817
eISBN:
9780300186802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180817.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter provides a brief history of service, accompanied by a systematic effort to find what distinguishes the servant from related figures like the slave, the bondsman, the apprentice, or the ... More


The Lord and the Bondsman

Andrew Cole

in The Birth of Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135397
eISBN:
9780226135564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135564.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter supplies a crucial reinterpretation of Hegel’s master/slave--or better, “lord/bondsman”--dialectic. Scholars from Kojève on have misrecognized the ways in which Hegel writes this episode ... More


Transforming Bondsmen into Vassals: Arming Slaves in Colonial Spanish America

Jane Landers

in Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

Of all the nations in Europe, it was Spain which was most dependent on the military employment of slaves throughout its history. Armed military service in defense of the Spanish Crown provided a way ... More


The Search for High John the Conquer

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on High John the Conquer root, the most powerful and best-known root in Hoodoo practice. It asks how a root that is native only to Xalapa, Mexico, became so significant to ... More


Slavery in the Nation's Capital

Josephine F. Pacheco

in The Pearl: A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829189
eISBN:
9781469604183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888926_pacheco.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines human bondage in the nation's capital, how slaves worked and lived, and how they interacted with whites and other blacks, both slave and free. While “the web of slave ... More


Introduction

Janette Thomas Greenwood

in First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833629
eISBN:
9781469604275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895788_greenwood.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introduction cites the “contraband's” story from 1862, in which the arrival of the escaped bondsman and his family to Worcester marked the beginning of a small but steady stream of contrabands ... More


The Labors of Emancipation: Founded Law and Freedom Defined

Hoang Gia Phan

in Bonds of Citizenship: Law and the Labors of Emancipation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738474
eISBN:
9780814738931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738474.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter discusses Herman Melville's Billy Budd, Sailor which recounts the histories of slavery and servitude in the revolutionary reconstitution of citizenship. Throughout the novel, ... More


The Duncan Brothers: Black and White

Lea VanderVelde

in Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199927296
eISBN:
9780190252670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927296.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents the stories of two sets of Duncan brothers, one white and one black. The white Duncan brothers were the sons of Kentucky farmer, Jesse Duncan Sr. who had reconnoitered slaves at ... More


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