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The Contagion of Liberty, 1776–1804

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/9780813134260.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The second chapter examines the impact of the American and Haitian revolutions on Georgia. The alliance between the British and slaves almost completely destroyed slavery during the American ... More


Presumed Enslaved: Free People of Color and the Law in the Southern States

Emily West

in Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136929
eISBN:
9780813141350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136929.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter one sets the context by detailing the various laws and restrictions imposed upon Southern free people of color over the course of the antebellum era, and particularly the 1850s, when moves to ... More


“We Shall Serve with Fidelity and Zeal”

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the engagement of free people of color with various aspects of the law. Foremost among them were the free militiamen of African descent, Place d'Armes, who attempted to stake a ... More


3 “We Shall Serve with Fidelity and Zeal”

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the engagement of free people of color with various aspects of the law. Foremost among them were the free militiamen of African descent, Place d'Armes, who attempted to stake ... More


Free People of Color and Residency Requests

Emily West

in Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136929
eISBN:
9780813141350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136929.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter two explores free people of color's residency requests. Although these tended to be submitted prior to the1850s (when the majority of enslavement requests were written), there are striking ... More


Introduction

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter describes how free people of color had been interacting with the American court system in New Orleans since its origins during the territorial period. Acting individually in ... More


Owning So as Not to Be Owned

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyzes the efforts of free people of African descent to acquire and accumulate property as well as to use the laws and court system to protect their property rights. While Louisiana's ... More


Introduction

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter describes how free people of color had been interacting with the American court system in New Orleans since its origins during the territorial period. Acting individually ... More


5 Owning So as Not to Be Owned

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyzes the efforts of free people of African descent to acquire and accumulate property as well as to use the laws and court system to protect their property rights. While Louisiana's ... More


The Gulf and Its City

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides the socioeconomic framework of New Orleans in the Age of Revolution, and locates the city's free people of color within this framework. The city was characterized by the rising ... More


1 The Gulf and Its City

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides the socioeconomic framework of New Orleans in the Age of Revolution, and locates the city's free people of color within this framework. The city was characterized by the rising ... More


Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South

Emily West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136929
eISBN:
9780813141350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136929.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the expulsion and enslavement of free people of color in the antebellum South. It considers why Southern states moved towards expelling and enslaving free blacks in the 1850s, and ... More


Scipio Vaughan’s South Carolina

Lisa A. Lindsay

in Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631127
eISBN:
9781469631141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631127.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1840, Church Vaughan’s dying father Scipio advised his family to return to Africa, the continent of their ancestors. Although Scipio had spent most of his life as a slave, his ten children and ... More


Leaving Home

Lisa A. Lindsay

in Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631127
eISBN:
9781469631141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631127.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In late 1852, twenty-four year old Church Vaughan boarded a ship bound for Liberia. The vessel had been chartered by the American Colonization Society, an organization founded by white ... More


Contrabandists or Cargo?: People of Color, Smuggling, and the Illicit Slave Trade

Jesse Cromwell

in The Smugglers' World: Illicit Trade and Atlantic Communities in Eighteenth-Century Venezuela

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636887
eISBN:
9781469636948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636887.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 7 analyzes Afro-Caribbeans as participants in illicit commerce, but it also discusses smuggling’s impact on slavery in the coastal circum-Caribbean. People of color were involved in smuggling ... More


Louisiana Creole Literature: A Historical Study

Catharine Savage Brosman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039102
eISBN:
9781621039938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Employing the language of standard literary criticism, this study treats two hundred years of distinctive writing connected to Louisiana in both French (nineteenth century chiefly) and English, from ... More


A Legal System in Flux

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the confusing legal situation created by the transfer of the Louisiana Territory from Spain to France, and eventually to the United States. When Anglo-American and ... More


2 A Legal System in Flux

Kenneth R. Aslakson

in Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the confusing legal situation created by the transfer of the Louisiana Territory from Spain to France, and eventually to the United States. When Anglo-American and ... More


Louisiana and Its Population: The Historical Background

Catharine Savage Brosman

in Louisiana Creole Literature: A Historical Study

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039102
eISBN:
9781621039938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter sketches Louisiana history, with emphasis on New Orleans, from the first European explorations to the late nineteenth century. It also provides a survey of the early New ... More


St. Domingue as Training Ground: Color, Class, and Social Life Before Louisiana

Angel Adams Parham

in American Routes: Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190624750
eISBN:
9780190624781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624750.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter 2 provides an in-depth look at the social and historical context of refugees’ lives in revolutionary St. Domingue. Although the refugees who fled the revolution were forced to leave much of ... More


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