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Slave Marriage and Family Relations

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/9780195118032.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The chapter discusses the inherent difficulties of romance, courtship, and marriage in the slave community. Though their masters did have the final say on all their dealings and associations, many ... More


The Nature of Loudoun Slavery

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/9780195118032.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces the origins of Loudoun's black slave community, from their roots within the remote regions of Africa to their journey via slave ships across the Potomac, ending in the vast ... More


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/9780195118032.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This Introduction provides a brief background of the life, bonds, and challenges that faced the black slave community in Loudoun. Proponents of slavery claimed that conditions for the creation of a ... More


I Do Not Buy My Freedom Because I Am Not a Fool: Environmental Creolization and the Erection of Communities in the Senzalas, 1850–1888

Oscar de la Torre

in The People of the River: Nature and Identity in Black Amazonia, 1835-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643243
eISBN:
9781469643267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643243.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The first part of the chapter analyzes the different paths by which slaves acquired environmental knowledge: importing skills and strategies from equatorial Africa, acquiring knowledge when doing ... More


How Did Race Get Colored?: Gender and Sexuality in the American South

Mary P. Ryan

in Mysteries of Sex: Tracing Women and Men through American History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830628
eISBN:
9781469606057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876688_ryan.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses the role of sexuality and related gender practices in constructing racial boundaries in the United States. It describes the role of gender in the process of racial formation ... More


Plotting Strategies, Networks, and Communities in Classical Athens: The Evidence of Slave Names

Kostas Vlassopoulos

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/9780198726494.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the neglected topic of slave names as a source of social history demonstrating that they do more than simply illustrate the distinction between free and slave. Even though the ... More


Contraband of War April–July 1861

Glenn David Brasher

in The Peninsula Campaign & the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans and the Fight for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835449
eISBN:
9781469601847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882528_brasher.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

From the onset of the Civil War, some members of slave communities viewed the conflict as a potential path to their freedom. Many slaves on the lower Virginia Peninsula quickly made contact with ... More


Rural Slave Networks and Insurgent Geographies

Aisha K. Finch

in Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622347
eISBN:
9781469622361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622347.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter canvasses the everyday locales in which men and women discussed and contemplated a rebel movement during the 1840s. It explores how work regimes and social networks became critical to ... More


Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast

Jan Hoffman French

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832929
eISBN:
9781469605777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889886_french
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Anthropologists widely agree that identities—even ethnic and racial ones—are socially constructed. Less understood are the processes by which social identities are conceived and developed. This book ... More


Maroon Philosophy: An Interview with Russell “Maroon” Shoatz

Russell “Maroon” Shoatz and Lisa Guenther

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents a written exchange between incarcerated activist and scholar Russell “Maroon” Shoatz and philosophy professor Lisa Guenther. Shoatz was held in solitary confinement for more ... More


Wedded to Race: Charles Chesnutt’s

Tess Chakkalakal

in Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036330
eISBN:
9780252093388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036330.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Charles Chesnutt's postslavery fiction and criticism that, in some respects, might be read as offering one of the most effective counterarguments to Harper's view of marriage ... More


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