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No Useless Mouth: Waging War and Fighting Hunger in the American Revolution

Rachel B. Herrmann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501716119
eISBN:
9781501716133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716119.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In the era of the American Revolution, the rituals of diplomacy between the British, Patriots, and Native Americans featured gifts of food, ceremonial feasts, and a shared experience of hunger. When ... More


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


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


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


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


Building a Better Village?: Transformations in French West Indian Slave Village Architecture from the Ancien Régime to Emancipation

Kenneth G. Kelly

in Archaeology of Domestic Landscapes of the Enslaved in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400912
eISBN:
9781683401322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400912.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Archaeological work in Guadeloupe and Martinique conducted since 2001 has revealed considerable evidence of the housing used by enslaved laborers in plantation villages, both before and after ... More


Generations: Slavery and the Post–Civil Rights Literary Imagination

Lisa Woolfork

in Black Cultural Production after Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042775
eISBN:
9780252051630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042775.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This essay explores the ways in which African American authors of that era reclaim the slave past as a site of memory for a nation eager to forget. Lucille Clifton’s Generations (1976), Alex Haley’s ... 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


Why the Fight against Hunger Mattered

Rachel B. Herrmann

in No Useless Mouth: Waging War and Fighting Hunger in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501716119
eISBN:
9781501716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716119.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter discusses the important role of hunger during the American Revolution. Enduring, ignoring, creating, and preventing hunger were all ways to exercise power during the ... More


Hunger, Accommodation, and Violence in Colonial America

Rachel B. Herrmann

in No Useless Mouth: Waging War and Fighting Hunger in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501716119
eISBN:
9781501716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716119.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines how, between the 1500s and 1700s, two varying approaches toward dealing with food and hunger allowed inconsistent ideas about hunger to form, which in turn influenced how ... More


Why Native and Black Revolutionaries Lost the Fight

Rachel B. Herrmann

in No Useless Mouth: Waging War and Fighting Hunger in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501716119
eISBN:
9781501716133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716119.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

This concluding chapter explores why Native and black revolutionaries lost the fight against hunger. Indians and formerly enslaved people lost the fight against hunger not because they became bad at ... 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


Introduction: Imagining Freedom in the Slave South

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

in Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835050
eISBN:
9781469602592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869093_myers.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book begins with the story of a black female Charlestonian by the name of Catherine, who petitioned the South Carolina General Assembly and asked the assemblymen to ratify her freedom. ... 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


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