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Advertising Maranda: Runaway Slaves in Texas, 1835–1865

Kyle Ainsworth

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Drawing from the exceptional stories of hundreds of Texas fugitive slaves, this chapter examines how runaways navigated the geography of slavery and freedom in that state in the antebellum period. It ... More


Introduction: Spaces of Freedom in North America

Damian Alan Pargas

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction explains the changing geography of slavery and freedom in North America in the Age of Revolutions, specifically the development of various “spaces of freedom” throughout the ... More


The Greatest Hope and the Deepest Fear: December 1775–January 1776

William R. Ryan

in The World of Thomas Jeremiah: Charles Town on the Eve of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387285
eISBN:
9780199775774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387285.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows the impact of Virginia Governor Lord Dunmore's proclamation on South Carolina. The chapter illustrates how Lord Campbell came to be seen as a deliverer by Afro‐Carolinians. By ... More


Borderland Maroons

Sylviane A. Diouf

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Unlike their African forebears, most American maroons in the antebellum period did not look for freedom in remote hinterland locations. Instead, they settled in the borderlands of farms or ... More


Freedom Interrupted: Runaway Slaves and Insecure Borders in the Mexican Northeast

James David Nichols

in Fugitive Slaves and Spaces of Freedom in North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056036
eISBN:
9780813053806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056036.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

Scholars have long suggested that nineteenth-century runaway slaves turned the U.S.-Mexico border into a line of freedom. However, as this chapter argues, such an interpretation of the border is ... More


Finding Freedom

Howard Bodenhorn

in The Color Factor: The Economics of African-American Well-Being in the Nineteenth-Century South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199383092
eISBN:
9780199383115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383092.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Some slaves left the plantation through manumission, others by running away. Selective manumission was more likely to be granted to light, mixed-race slaves than to black slaves. This is consistent ... More


The Strength of This Country: Securing and Rebuilding the State in the Revolutionary Era

Ryan A. Quintana

in Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469642222
eISBN:
9781469641089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the several ways that black Carolinians helped transform South Carolina into a modern independent state during the American Revolution and in the years immediately following its ... More


This Negro Thoroughfare: The Meaning of Black Movement

Ryan A. Quintana

in Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469642222
eISBN:
9781469641089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the everyday spatial practices of enslaved Carolinians, particularly focusing on the Lowcountry. It closely illuminates the varied landscapes, communities, and politics that ... More


Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery

R. J. M. Blackett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608778
eISBN:
9781469611792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469608785_Blackett
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, which mandated action to aid in the recovery of runaway slaves and denied fugitives legal rights if they were apprehended, quickly became a focal point in the debate over ... More


Enslaved Men, the Grapevine Telegraph, and the Underground Railroad

Sergio A. Lussana

in My Brother Slaves: "Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166940
eISBN:
9780813167848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166940.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Slaveholders tightly regulated enslaved people’s access to the outside world; however, as this chapter demonstrates, despite their best efforts, owners failed to prevent the operation of an illicit ... More


Finding a Path of Virtue in a Revolutionary World

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how Friends' pacifism during the American Revolution, coupled with their decision to end slaveholding, led white Virginians to suspect Friends' patriotism. Following the example ... More


“All of the Coromantee Country”: The Akan Diaspora in North America

Kwasi Konadu

in The Akan Diaspora in the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390643
eISBN:
9780199775736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390643.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on those Akan who lived agitatedly in captivity, remained complicit with the order of things, or sought to temporally and spiritually transcend captivity in Georgia, Maryland, ... More


Friendship, Resistance, and Runaways

Sergio A. Lussana

in My Brother Slaves: "Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166940
eISBN:
9780813167848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166940.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates one of the most intimate areas of life for enslaved men: male friendships. These relationships played central roles in the everyday lives of enslaved men. Friendship offered ... More


Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Larry Eugene Rivers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036910
eISBN:
9780252094033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036910.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This gripping study examines slave resistance and protest in antebellum Florida and its local and national impact from 1821 to 1865. Using a variety of sources, the book discusses Florida′s unique ... More


The Law

Charles R. McKirdy

in Lincoln Apostate: The Matson Slave Case

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739855
eISBN:
9781604739879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739855.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the law on runaway slaves. The federal Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 and the US Supreme Court’s decision in Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842) dominated the legal landscape in 1847. The ... More


Slavery and African Life in Arabia

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/9780300192018.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter addresses aspects of everyday life, particularly family life and labor, among enslaved Africans in the Gulf. It examines how enslaved Africans negotiated the bonds of slavery and ... More


The Road To Abolition

Ismael M. Montana

in The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044828
eISBN:
9780813046419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044828.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Chapter 5 explores the political background of the prohibition of the slave trade in 1841 and the process of ending slavery in the Regency. It assesses the interaction between the slave trade and ... More


“The Substance Is Truth”: After Yorktown, 1782–1783

Robert G. Parkinson

in The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The year after Yorktown witnessed some of the most significant consequences of patriot rhetoric, with the Ohio Valley descending into terrible frontier violence. At the same time, the issue of ... More


Battered Bodies, Enfeebled Minds

Sowande' M. Mustakeem

in Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040559
eISBN:
9780252098994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040559.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines suicide as a way for female and male slaves to direct their personal struggles with alienation and mistreatment toward their own bodies. It looks at three critical factors—the ... More


With the Labor of These Slaves: Producing the Modern State

Ryan A. Quintana

in Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469642222
eISBN:
9781469641089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores South Carolina’s developmental policy and reform agenda in the post-War of 1812 era, arguing that public works and the labor of state slaves were part of a broader project ... More


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