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Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

William Dusinberre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines both the social and the political history of slavery. James Polk — President of the United States from 1845 to 1849 — owned a Mississippi cotton plantation with about fifty slaves. ... More


Introduction

WILLIAM DUSINBERRE

in Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The spirit that infused the antebellum slave system was vigorously entrepreneurial. Although Polk inherited some of his slaves, he bought most of them from strangers to improve his own financial ... More


Builders of a New South: Merchants, Capital, and the Remaking of Natchez, 1865-1914

Aaron D. Anderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036675
eISBN:
9781621030591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036675.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book describes how, between 1865 and 1914, ten Natchez mercantile families emerged as leading purveyors in the wholesale plantation supply and cotton handling business, and soon became a ... More


Intimate Landscapes and Ideal Households: Nineteenth-Century Proslavery Reforms on a South Carolina Plantation

Kevin R. Fogle

in Beyond the Walls: New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Historical Households

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061559
eISBN:
9780813051468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061559.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The term intimate landscape is used by photographers to refer to images that capture small portions of broad scenic landscapes while illustrating their interconnectedness. The intimate landscape ... More


The Legacies of the Second Slavery: The Cotton and Coffee Economies of the United States and Brazil during the Reconstruction Era, 1865–1904

Rafael Marquese

in United States Reconstruction across the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056418
eISBN:
9780813058221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056418.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 1 by Rafael Marquese compares the impact of the demise of slavery in the US and Brazil and the transformation of the coffee economies and cotton economies. Marquese connects American ... More


Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Mark V. Wetherington

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In an examination of the effects of the Civil War on the rural Southern home front, this book looks closely at the experiences of white “plain folk”—mostly yeoman farmers and craftspeople—in the ... More


“The Sleuth-Hound of Slander”: Louisiana, 1854–1855

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Immediately following their marriage, Mary Edwards Bryan and her husband Iredell E. W. Bryan hurried to Louisiana where Iredell's parents Hardy and Maria Wyche Bryan were establishing huge cotton ... More


[Page 208] Chapter XV.

Solomon Northup

in Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869437
eISBN:
9781469602806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869444_northup.18
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the reasons why Epps was in the habit of hiring the author out on sugar plantations during the season of cane-cutting and sugar-making—mainly the author's inability in ... More


Three Films for Young Adults and Families: Selma, Lord, Selma (1999), Finding Buck Mchenry (2000), Nightjohn (1996)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Burnett made three television films about black history aimed chiefly at children or young adults and their families. This chapter examines all three, giving primary attention to Nightjohn, which is ... More


Caroline Barr's Origins: A Speculative Reconstruction

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the origins of Caroline Barr before she became part of the Faulkner household. It explains that there are different versions of Barr's origins and suggests that she may have ... More


Eliza Bogan in Slavery

Amy Murrell Taylor

in Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643625
eISBN:
9781469643649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643625.003.0103
Subject:
History, African-American History

This interlude takes readers back in time to Eliza Bogan’s life in slavery. It begins in North Carolina, where she was born and where her owner was once accused of excessive violence against enslaved ... More


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