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Learning One's Native Tongue: Citizenship, Contestation, and Conflict in America

Tracy B. Strong

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226623191
eISBN:
9780226623368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226623368.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

‘Learning Our Native Tongue’: Citizenship, Contestation and Conflict in America explores the American conceptions of citizenship from colonial times to present-day social media and terrorism. The ... More


Greek civilisation and slavery

Paul Cartledge

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines whether Greek civilization was based on slavery. The silence of classicists on the subject is not surprising. The discussion here is limited to Anglo-American scholarship, in an ... More


Property Torts

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The common law was highly protective of property. In an age when concepts of fault were beginning to gain primacy in personal injury cases, judges remained keen to protect property interests ... More


Taxonomies

Colin Dayan

in The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691070919
eISBN:
9781400838592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691070919.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes how Herman Melville recognized the existence of what he had once called not “ordinarily human”: the chattels that gave new meaning to persons, the human anomaly constituted by ... More


Skin of the Dog

Colin Dayan

in The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691070919
eISBN:
9781400838592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691070919.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the nature and status of dogs as defined by law are crucial to understanding the limits of restitution and the uneven application of remedy to persons who must answer to or ... More


Constructing and Contesting Histories of Slavery at the Cape, South Africa

Antonia Malan and Nigel Worden

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter discusses slavery in South Africa. Chattel slavery existed in early colonial South Africa from the inception of the Dutch permanent settlement in 1658 until formal emancipation of slaves ... More


Being and Having in Shakespeare

Katharine Eisaman Maus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698004
eISBN:
9780191752001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698004.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

What is the relation between who a person is, and what he or she has? A number of Shakespeare’s plays engage with this question, elaborating a “poetics of property” centering on questions of ... More


Chattel Slaves

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the legal and social status of the “basest” chattel slaves—that is, those performing the basest forms of labor, like working in the mines or mills. Chattel slaves had no legal ... More


Privileged Chattel Slaves

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on a subcategory of chattel slave, known as “privileged” slaves. Privileged slaves were on the cusp of freedom: they held a number of rights, and manumission was actually ... More


Conclusion: Status in Ideology and Practice

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. Through close analysis of various forms of evidence—literary, epigraphic, and legal—this book demonstrated that classical Athens ... More


Security of Tenure: Homage, Distraint, and Warranty

John Hudson

in Land, Law, and Lordship in Anglo-Norman England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206880
eISBN:
9780191677359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206880.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter deals with connections between homage and land-holding. It reveals the homage relationship to be central to both the creation and the termination of tenurial bonds. The bulk of the ... More


Abolition

BERNARD LEWIS

in Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical Enquiry

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053265
eISBN:
9780199854561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053265.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter focuses on the revulsion against slavery which gave rise to a strong abolitionist movement in England during the nineteenth century. This also affected other Western countries including ... More


Property in Chattels

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0039
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines property law as it relates to chattels in England during the Tudor period. While land law had a complex intellectual structure which had become more or less independent of the ... More


The human embryo in vitro: person, chattel, or dolphin?

John Keown

in The Law and Ethics of Medicine: Essays on the Inviolability of Human Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589555
eISBN:
9780191741036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589555.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers the legal status of the human embryo in vitro. It begins by considering the legal categories available and concludes that there are two: person or chattel. It then considers ... More


The Slave as Chattel and Human Being

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The denationalisation or ‘deracination’ of slaves, the fact that they were seen as non-persons without a proper identity, was based on the identification of slaves with animals and other types of ... More


Coming of Age in Mississippi: The Life and Times of Warner McCary

Angela Pulley Hudson

in Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624433
eISBN:
9781469624457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on Warner McCary's desire to escape his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, and his own painful past by reinventing himself. It explores the brickyards and barbershops of the ... More


Defining Boundaries

Tracy B. Strong

in Learning One's Native Tongue: Citizenship, Contestation, and Conflict in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226623191
eISBN:
9780226623368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226623368.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the first half of the nineteenth century a broad set of interconnected movements serve to transform the understanding of citizenship into an increasingly individual basis. The issue of chattel ... More


/The Spectacle of Reform: Theater and Prison in Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance

Jennifer Greiman

in Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230990
eISBN:
9780823241156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230990.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chattel slavery provided a model of lawful violence, against which other forms of exceptional penalty — capital punishment, solitary confinement — operated in the United States in the early decades ... More


The protection of property interests

M G Bridge

in Personal Property Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781854315816
eISBN:
9780191705144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9781854315816.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter deals with the protection of property interests in chattels. The common law's treatment of this subject differs from that of civil law in at least two aspects. First, the common law has ... More


The conveyance

M G Bridge

in Personal Property Law

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781854315816
eISBN:
9780191705144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9781854315816.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines how ownership rights are transferred or conveyed. It deals primarily with chattels, though from time to time it also considers documentary intangibles. The discussion deals with ... More


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