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Introduction

Brenda E. Stevenson

in Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118032
eISBN:
9780199853793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118032.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The book begins with an account of the circumstances leading to the divorce of one William Yonson and his wife Eliza Jane in the Southern town of Loudoun in the pre-Civil war years. Its impact and ... More


Marriage, for Better or for Worse

Brenda E. Stevenson

in Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195118032
eISBN:
9780199853793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118032.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter begins with a description of the varying wedding practices among Loudoun's diverse community members—from the simple and frugal affair of the poorer folk to the elaborate and extended ... More


“Cuffy,” “Fancy Maids,” and “One-Eyed Men”: Rape, Commodification, and the Domestic Slave Trade in the United States

Edward E. Baptist

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter aims to explain the ideas about slavery, rape, and commerce embedded in and produced by the passionate desires of Franklin and his partners. For years, historians interpreting the ... More


University, Court, and Slave: Proslavery Academic Thought and Southern Jurisprudence, 1831–1861

Alfred L. Brophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199964239
eISBN:
9780190625931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964239.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

University, Court, and Slave recovers the world of proslavery thought from the Nat Turner rebellion in 1831 to the start of the Civil War. It begins with William and Mary professor Thomas R. Dew, who ... More


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