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Imperial Officials and Extractive Operations

Alfred Michael Hirt

in Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World: Organizational Aspects 27 BC-AD 235

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572878
eISBN:
9780191721885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572878.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the officials who supervised imperial mines and quarries. These officials were usually members of the familia Caesaris, equestrians in the emperor's service, military officers ... More


Constructing a Free Labor Market

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter studies the extent to which the Freedmen Bureau's effort to reinstate plantation labor for former slaves in the mid-1860s was associated with changes in the valuation of black labor. ... More


Status Attainment among Emancipated Slaves

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the legacy of slavery for status attainment among the first generation of blacks who were liberated from this institution. Its quantitative findings suggest that categorical ... More


Degrees of Freedom: Vernae and Junian Latins in the Roman familia *

Beryl Rawson

in Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199582570
eISBN:
9780191595271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582570.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Slaves had readier access to freedom in Roman society than in other known slave societies. Those most favoured were urban, talented, pleasing slaves, especially those who formed close personal ... More


Social Mobility and the Cities of Italy

John R. Patterson

in Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198140887
eISBN:
9780191712166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198140887.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the resources of the cities, and the cities’ relationship with benefactors, in the context of the phenomenon of social mobility in the cities of Italy, both below and above the ... More


Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau: Race, Gender, and Public Policy in the Age of Emancipation

Mary J. Farmer-Kaiser

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232116
eISBN:
9780823234943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232116.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Established by Congress in early 1865, the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands—more commonly known as “the Freedmen's Bureau”—assumed the Herculean task of overseeing ... More


Genesis as Part of a Larger Unity (The Primary History, Genesis‐Kings): A Further Shift of Evidence

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The breaks and variations within the Primary History (Genesis‐2 Kings) are similar to those in Genesis and may likewise be explained as expressions of literary art. The literary unity of Genesis‐2 ... More


Somethin’ Went Hard agin Her Mind: Suffering, Suicide, and Emancipation

Diane Miller Sommerville

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Freedmen and freedwomen suffered emotionally and materially after emancipation, even while many of the circumstances related to enslavement that had triggered their suffering as slaves ended. Like ... More


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


On Some Monotone Markov Models

Mukul Majumdar and Nigar Hashimzade

in Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073970
eISBN:
9780199081615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter presents some results and examples on the invariant distributions of monotone Markov processes. It summarizes the fundamental results on the existence, uniqueness, and stability of the ... More


The Retail Trade and the Economy

Claire Holleran

in Shopping in Ancient Rome: The Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199698219
eISBN:
9780191741326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698219.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

There is an intrinsic relationship between a retail trade and the wider social and economic environment in which it operates. This chapter demonstrates that fundamental relationship through a study ... More


Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Catherine A. Stewart

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

From 1936 to 1939, the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration collected life stories from more than 2,300 former slaves. These narratives are now widely used as a source to ... More


Epilogue: “The Smoking Ruins”

Mary A. DeCredico

in Confederate Citadel: Richmond and Its People at War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179254
eISBN:
9780813179261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179254.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The epilogue chronicles General Robert E. Lee’s return to Richmond after surrendering his army at Appomattox Court House. Lee could not have been prepared for the sights that greeted him as he ... More


Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains

Steven E. Nash

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626246
eISBN:
9781469628080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626246.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Reconstruction typically brings to mind war-torn plantations and battles over the meaning of freedom after the Civil War. Slavery was such a central part of southern life—permeating every aspect of ... More


The Port Royal Experiment: A Case Study in Development

Kevin Dougherty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461534
eISBN:
9781626740822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461534.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The victory at Port Royal, South Carolina in November 1861 left the Federal government with the responsibility for some ten thousand now-masterless slaves. Lacking a sufficient policy or plan for ... More


Educational Reconstruction

Hilary Green

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270118
eISBN:
9780823270156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270118.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This study examines the ways in which black Richmonders, black Mobilians and their white allies created, developed and sustained a system of African American schools following the Civil War. As ... More


Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877

Amalia D. Kessler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198072
eISBN:
9780300224849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198072.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

It is widely accepted that American procedure—and indeed American legal culture as a whole—are adversarial (and distinctively so). Yet, precisely because this assumption is so deep-rooted, we have ... More


Charlotte Forten (1837–1914)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After an arduous journey that challenged her romantic notions of voyage at sea, Charlotte Forten arrived at Port Royal on October 1862. From that moment on, Forten became a student of nature and ... More


Roots of the Black Hospital Reform Movement

Vanessa Northington Gamble

in Making a Place for Ourselves: The Black Hospital Movement, 1920–1945

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078893
eISBN:
9780199853762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078893.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The origins of black hospitals and the roots of the hospital reform movement are discussed in this chapter. The analysis of the evolution of black hospitals traces back to early-19th-century American ... More


Forming a Free Society

William A. Green

in British Slave Emancipation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202783
eISBN:
9780191675515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202783.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the abolition of apprenticeship and the introduction of measures that would limit the authority of colonial oligarchs and initiate the uprooting of slavery codes. Faced by the ... More


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