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“The Servants … Could Not Be Conveniently Stored Away”

Jonathan A. Noyalas

in Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813066868
eISBN:
9780813067056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066868.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on 1862, with a particular emphasis on how Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign impacted enslaved people and free blacks. Throughout the spring of 1862, enslaved people, ... More


Control and Resistance in the Public Space

Andrea C. Mosterman

in Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501715624
eISBN:
9781501715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715624.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses how white New Yorkers turned the area's public spaces into “white space” through, among others, architecture, legislation, and surveillance. It examines the ways in which white ... More


Enslavement and the Dual Nature of the Home

Andrea C. Mosterman

in Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501715624
eISBN:
9781501715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715624.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter reveals that over the course of the eighteenth century, Dutch American architecture began to include a more intentional ordering of domestic spaces to house enslaved men, women, and ... More


“In the Land of Bondage”

Jonathan A. Noyalas

in Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813066868
eISBN:
9780813067056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066868.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter offers an overview of slavery in the Shenandoah Valley from the moment the first enslaved people reportedly arrived in 1727. Slavery’s importance steadily increased in the region from ... More


The Geography of Enslaved Life in New Netherland

Andrea C. Mosterman

in Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501715624
eISBN:
9781501715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715624.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter reviews how some of the company's enslaved laborers took advantage of the lack of spatial control in the Dutch colony and their close proximity to each other and several important ... More


Of Slaving Blacks and Democratic Whites: Building a Capital of Slavery and Freedom, 1790–1815

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

in Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635866
eISBN:
9781469635873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the founding of Washington, D.C., as the capital of the United States. The area that became Washington was a fully functioning slave society, and the city that grew atop those ... More


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


Marginalized Agencies and Narrative Selves

Joel P. Christensen

in The Many-Minded Man: The "Odyssey," Psychology, and the Therapy of Epic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752346
eISBN:
9781501752360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752346.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter evaluates the impact that the Odyssey's projected narratives of agency has on those who are not the returning hero, in particular, on the enslaved people who make up a significant part ... More


Making It Work

Karl Raitz

in Making Bourbon: A Geographical History of Distilling in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178752
eISBN:
9780813178769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178752.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Successful early Kentucky distillers were often immigrants from Ireland and Scotland or settlers from Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania who were experienced in the craft. The distilling labor ... More


Conclusion: A More Benign System of Slavery?

Andrea C. Mosterman

in Spaces of Enslavement: A History of Slavery and Resistance in Dutch New York

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501715624
eISBN:
9781501715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715624.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows how considerations of geography and space can contribute to our understanding of slavery. Such analysis requires an interdisciplinary approach, but the chapter relies on a wide ... More


Introduction

Jonathan A. Noyalas

in Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813066868
eISBN:
9780813067056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066868.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The book’s introduction stresses that while a handful of historians have examined various aspects of the African American experience in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War era, the topic has ... 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


“Peeled” Bodies, Pillaged Homes: Looting and Material Culture in the American Civil War Era

Sarah Jones Weicksel

in Objects of War: The Material Culture of Conflict and Displacement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501720079
eISBN:
9781501720086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501720079.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes civilians' efforts to protect themselves against looting, burying their possessions or, in the case of women in the U.S. South, going so far as to hide them under their hoop ... More


The Camp Slaves’ War

Kevin M. Levin

in Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653266
eISBN:
9781469653280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653266.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The chapter begins by stating that a widely circulated picture of a white soldier and a Black Confederate soldier is actually a photograph of Andrew Chandler and his family slave, Silas. Slaves were ... More


Open the gate

Mariana Past and Benjamin Hebblethwaite (eds)

in Stirring the Pot of Haitian History: by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859678
eISBN:
9781800852297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859678.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter opens with Sonthonax’s decree of 1793 that emancipated the enslaved people of Saint-Domingue. French revolutionary Léger Félicité Sonthonax brought a Civil Commission to Saint-Domingue ... More


Epilogue Xodus, 1861 –1870

Charles F. Irons

in The Origins of Proslavery Christianity: White and Black Evangelicals in Colonial and Antebellum Virginia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831946
eISBN:
9781469604640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888896_irons.11
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book concludes with a description of how Virginian men and women found it easier to reach the safety of federal lines than did enslaved people in other areas of the Confederacy, for the Union ... More


Brase’s Case: Making Slave Law as Customary Law in Virginia’s General Court, 1619–1625

Paul D. Halliday

in Virginia 1619: Slavery and Freedom in the Making of English America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651798
eISBN:
9781469651811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651798.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter reconsiders the foundations of slave law in Virginia in the years immediately following 1619. In contrast to prevailing trends in English law, the colonial experience in Virginia granted ... More


The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860

Calvin Schermerhorn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300192001
eISBN:
9780300213898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192001.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Businesses that financed, traded, and transported enslaved people chart the progress of nineteenth-century American capitalism more strikingly than any other enterprise. Drawing on history, ... More


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