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Black Codes and Bondage, Settling the North, Legislative Follies

Frank Cicero Jr.

in Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041679
eISBN:
9780252050343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041679.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 3 covers the years in which the Illinois state capital moved from Kaskaskia to Vandalia to Springfield, focusing on legislative and judicial debates surrounding the Black Code, which limited ... More


Bound by Law: Apprenticeship and the Culture of “Free” Labor

Hoang Gia Phan

in Bonds of Citizenship: Law and the Labors of Emancipation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738474
eISBN:
9780814738931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738474.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter studies the figures of apprenticeship and indentured servitude in transatlantic texts, in order to delineate the ambiguous legal and cultural spaces between slavery and “freedom.” ... More


The Constitution of 1818: Slavery, a Bogus Census, Feeble Executive Power

Frank Cicero Jr.

in Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041679
eISBN:
9780252050343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041679.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 2 follows Illinois’s transition from territory to state. A territorial census was likely padded to reach the required 40,000 inhabitants. The 1818 constitutional convention wrote the state’s ... More


Sugar wars: the culture of free trade versus the culture of anti-slavery in Britain and the British Caribbean, 1840–50

Philip Harling

in The Cultural Construction of the British World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097898
eISBN:
9781526104403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097898.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This is the story of a culture war that pitted two mid-Victorian shibboleths against each other. By the 1840s, Britons prided themselves on their opposition to slavery, and were quickly coming to ... More


Student Debt and the Spirit of Indenture

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates that contemporary college student loan debt in the U.S. is similar to colonial indenture. It reviews the history of indentured servitude and shows how student debt literally ... More


“Poore Soules”: Migration, Labor, and Visions for Commonwealth in Virginia

Misha Ewen (ed.)

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/9781469651798.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the emergence of indentured servitude in Virginia in the late 1610s. It focuses upon the Virginia Company’s increasing efforts to transport vagrants and paupers, who were often ... More


Illinois before Statehood: Slave Country of the Northwest Territory

Frank Cicero Jr.

in Creating the Land of Lincoln: The History and Constitutions of Illinois, 1778-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041679
eISBN:
9780252050343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041679.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 1 summarizes the history of the territory that would become Illinois, from its earliest inhabitants at Cahokia through the French settlements at Kaskaskia and the various jurisdictions it ... More


“The Axe Is Laid to the Root”: Freedom against Slavery in the Revolutionary Atlantic

John Donoghue

in Fire under the Ashes: An Atlantic History of the English Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226157658
eISBN:
9780226072869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072869.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter Seven follows Coleman Street Ward’s merchant revolutionaries as they helped steer the Republic on its westward course of empire, a journey that accelerated the rise of slave societies in the ... More


Deference and Dependence

Jared Ross Hardesty

in Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479816149
eISBN:
9781479869985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479816149.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter two examines slaves once they arrived in Boston. The town, like the rest of British North America, was in the midst of an ongoing cultural transformation. Residents of white Boston were ... More


Zombie Capitalism: Night of the Living Debt

Camilla Fojas

in Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040924
eISBN:
9780252099441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040924.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The zombie terror evokes the devastating impact of the economic crisis and the capitalist debt economy. The debt economy, like the zombie, is experienced as ubiquitous, ruinous, and capable of ... More


Precarious Pasts, Precarious Futures

Bridget Anderson

in Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714101
eISBN:
9780191782657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714101.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Employment Law

This chapter locates the origins of migration law in the early vagrancy acts, which purported to control the mobility of the poor within states. It illustrates the parallels between the ... More


Fire under the Ashes: An Atlantic History of the English Revolution

John Donoghue

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226157658
eISBN:
9780226072869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072869.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Through a study of Coleman Street Ward, the citadel of London puritanism, this book explores the English Revolution as an Atlantic event shaped by the reciprocal development of the “old” and “new ... More


2. “A Strange Reverse of Fortune”: Panic, Depression, and the Transformation of Labor

Max Grivno

in Gleanings of Freedom: Free and Slave Labor along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036521
eISBN:
9780252093562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036521.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the causes of a transformation in labor arrangements during the 1810s and 1820s and considers why many of northern Maryland's farmers and planters abandoned slavery and embraced ... More


The Other Indians in Town

Colin Calloway

in The Chiefs Now in This City: Indians and the Urban Frontier in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197547656
eISBN:
9780197547687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547656.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that tribal delegates were not the only Indian people to be found in the cites of early America. Indian people included cities in their trade networks and they lived and worked in ... More


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