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Freedmen with Conditional Freedom

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on one of the two major subtypes of freed slave in classical Athens, the slaves freed with strings attached. It begins with a discussion of how manumission worked in classical ... More


Metics (Metoikoi)

Deborah Kamen

in Status in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter turns to metoikoi, foreigners who, unlike xenoi, were official residents of Athens, rather than just passing through. In its broad sense, the term metoikos encompassed two subcategories ... More


Deeds of Freed Slaves: Manumission and Economic and Social Mobility in Pre-Abolition Zanzibar

Thomas F. McDow

in Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300163872
eISBN:
9780300166460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300163872.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the social and religious aspects of manumission in Zanzibar and the integral yet hidden role that freed slaves played in the economy. Slaves in the Indian Ocean World existed in ... More


Until Death Do Us Part: Marriage among Slaves

David M. Stark

in Slave Families and the Hato Economy in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060439
eISBN:
9780813050669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060439.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines marriage among slaves in Puerto Rico, with a particular emphasis on Arecibo (1708–1811), because it has the longest and most complete series of marriage registers on the island. ... More


The African American Experience in Cabell County, Virginia / West Virginia, 1825–1870

Cicero M. Fain III

in Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042591
eISBN:
9780252051432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042591.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter studies the African American experience in Cabell County, Virginia, and West Virginia, prior to the founding of Huntington in 1871. Situated in southwestern Virginia adjacent to the Ohio ... More


Athens’s Manufacturers

Peter Acton

in Poiesis: Manufacturing in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199335930
eISBN:
9780190208981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335930.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter addresses manufacturing from the point of view of the participants. It identifies the types of people who took part, and what manufacturing offered them. For wealthy citizens it was one ... More


Antislavery and Empire: Paradoxes of Liberation in the Western Indian Ocean

Matthew S. Hopper

in Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300192018
eISBN:
9780300213928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192018.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines British antislavery policy in the Indian Ocean, focusing particularly on the lives of enslaved Africans who were “freed” by the Royal Navy, and it illustrates how their lives ... More


Dying to Be Free: The Unexpected Medical Crises of War and Emancipation

Jim Downs

in Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199758722
eISBN:
9780190254438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199758722.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the process of emancipation in the United States, with particular emphasis on factors that led to high mortality rates and epidemic outbreaks. These factors include ... More


Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War

Kristopher A. Teters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469638867
eISBN:
9781469638881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638867.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During the first fifteen months of the Civil War, the policies and attitudes of Union officers toward emancipation in the western theater were, at best, inconsistent and fraught with internal ... More


Metics in Athens

Ben Akrigg

in Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198726494
eISBN:
9780191793301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726494.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides a re-assessment of the metics in fifth- and fourth-century Athens. It has often been assumed that metics were principally economic migrants. While this is not in itself ... More


The Reformulation of De Bow’s Old New South

John F. Kvach

in De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144207
eISBN:
9780813144481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144207.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter highlights De Bow’s rebirth as a national figure after the Civil War and during Reconstruction. Many southerners questioned his previous position on secession and slavery. Yet by 1866 De ... More


I Am a Free Man in a Free Country

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0023
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Although nearly a year has passed since Liberia became a republic, Tolbert is still giddy. He writes to Ben in 1848, “It is my pride and joy that I am a free man in a free country and can enjoy the ... More


Fannie Barrier Williams: Crossing the Borders of Region and Race

Wanda A. Hendricks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038112
eISBN:
9780252095870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038112.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born shortly before the Civil War, activist and reformer Fannie Barrier Williams (1855–1944) became one of the most prominent educated black women of her generation. This book shows how Williams ... More


Introduction

Craig Robertson

in The Passport in America: The History of a Document

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199927579
eISBN:
9780190254568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927579.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book traces the history of the passport as a documentation of individual and national identity in the United States and how it came to be accepted as a reliable answer to the question “Who are ... More


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