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Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Diane Miller Sommerville

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Aberration of Mind is a social history of suicide in the American South during the Civil War era. The book casts a wide net, focusing on Confederate soldiers and veterans and their families, and the ... More


The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

Ann M. Little

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300218213
eISBN:
9780300224627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218213.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Born and raised in a New England garrison town, Esther Wheelwright (1696–1780) was captured by Wabanaki Indians at age seven. Among them, she became a Catholic and lived like any other young girl in ... 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


Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Sowande' M. Mustakeem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040559
eISBN:
9780252098994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040559.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Most times left solely within the confine of plantation narratives, slavery was far from a land-based phenomenon. This book reveals for the first time how it took critical shape at sea. Expanding the ... More


Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Edlie L. Wong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794555
eISBN:
9780814795460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794555.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series, this book draws on the freedom suit as recorded in the press and court documents to offer a critically and historically engaged understanding of ... More


Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Larry Eugene Rivers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036910
eISBN:
9780252094033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036910.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This gripping study examines slave resistance and protest in antebellum Florida and its local and national impact from 1821 to 1865. Using a variety of sources, the book discusses Florida′s unique ... More


Rewriting Georgia's Racial Past, 1850s

Watson W. Jennison

in Cultivating Race: The Expansion of Slavery in Georgia, 1750-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134260
eISBN:
9780813135984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134260.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the 1850s, Georgia had emerged as one of the largest cotton-producing states in the South. In the course of a hundred years, it had transformed from a multiracial society in which people of ... More


Enslaved Women and British Comic Culture

Brooke N. Newman

in A Dark Inheritance: Blood, Race, and Sex in Colonial Jamaica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300225556
eISBN:
9780300240979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225556.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 5 shifts focus to metropolitan Britain and the popular imaginary. Through analysis of satirical prints, plays, songs, novels, and poems, it shows how visual and literary representations of ... More


Sudanese, Habasha, Takarna, and Barabira: Trans-Saharan Africans in Cairo as Shown in the 1848 Census*

Terence Walz and Kenneth M. Cuno

in Race and Slavery in the Middle East: Histories of Trans-Saharan Africans in 19th-Century Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163982
eISBN:
9781617970221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163982.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There is little accounting of enslaved and emancipated trans-Saharan Africans in the country's cities and villages. The census registers and their history are described by Kenneth Cuno and Michael ... More


Coerced but Not Subdued: The Gendered Resistance of Women Escaping Slavery

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

in Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037900
eISBN:
9780252095160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037900.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the gendered resistance of women's efforts to maintain family ties even as they aborted their pregnancies, resorted to infanticide, or abandoned children and family in their ... More


The Shape of a Diaspora: The Movement of Afro-Iberians to Colonial Spanish America

Leo J. Garofalo

in Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036637
eISBN:
9780252093715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036637.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines how a diverse group of free and enslaved Africans and Afro-Iberians moved back and forth from the Iberian peninsula to the Americas. After discussing the significance of African ... More


True-Born Maroons

Kenneth Bilby and Kevin A. Yelvington

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032788
eISBN:
9780813039138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Constructed from the oral histories of one of the most secretive groups in the Caribbean, this book describes a culture that has been nurtured by enslaved Africans and their descendants to survive ... More


The Nature of Agricultural Labor

Damian Alan Pargas

in The Quarters and the Fields: Slave Families in the Non-Cotton South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035147
eISBN:
9780813038773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035147.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The nature of agricultural labor in various southern localities had important consequences for enslaved people's time and flexibility in reconciling their status as forced laborers with their duties ... More


The eighteenth-century West Indies

Douglas J. Hamilton

in Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World 1750–1820

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071829
eISBN:
9781781702321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071829.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses social problems in the West Indies during the second half of the eighteenth century. Just as Scotland experienced great challenges and stresses in the second half of the ... More


The Strength of This Country: Securing and Rebuilding the State in the Revolutionary Era

Ryan A. Quintana

in Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469642222
eISBN:
9781469641089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the several ways that black Carolinians helped transform South Carolina into a modern independent state during the American Revolution and in the years immediately following its ... More


Grapevine in the Slave Market: African American Geopolitical Literacy and the 1841 Creole Revolt

Phillip Troutman

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter begins with the successful inversion of United States slave traders' network of communication and transportation. In November 1841, a group of at least nineteen enslaved African American ... More


Historical Overview of West African Drumming and Dance in North America: From the Period of Slavery (1619–1863) until the Early 1960s

George Worlasi and Kwasi Dor

in West African Drumming and Dance in North American Universities: An Ethnomusicological Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039140
eISBN:
9781621039952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039140.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 situates the study by historically contextualizing African drums and drumming traditions in North America retrospectively, first, from the period of slavery (1619-1863), and then from ... More


“An Unfeeling Traffick”: The Intercolonial Movement of Slaves in the British Caribbean, 1807–1833

Hilary McD. Beckles

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses how stakeholders of the plantation system were divided after 1807 with respect to its economic condition, viability, and responsiveness to meaningful social reform. The ... More


The Protective Self: Slave Sexual Health, Crime, and U.S. Legal Personhood Celia’s Murder Trial and Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents

Andrea Stone

in Black Well-Being: Health and Selfhood in Antebellum Black Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062570
eISBN:
9780813051604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062570.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The book proceeds from injury, illness, and disability to interrogate how the prevention of harm within the United States functions as a mode of conceptualizing selfhood in the context of slave ... More


The Creation of Mount Clare

Teresa S. Moyer

in Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060460
eISBN:
9780813050720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060460.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 3 addresses the transformation of Georgia to Mount Clare, a showpiece country plantation owned by Charles Carroll the Barrister and his wife Margaret, as a result of slave labor. Enslaved ... More


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