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Symbolic Subjection and Social Rebirth: Objectification in Urban Zanzibar

Jeremy Prestholdt

in Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254244
eISBN:
9780520941472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254244.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the confluence of slavery, social relations, and imperialism. It is tempered by a focus on multiple and intersecting processes of rhetorical subjection on the one hand and ... More


Slaves and Masters Described

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the slave–master relations in the Northwest Coast. It defines a slave as a person over whom all the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised and examines ... More


The Wealth of the Plantations

Trevor Burnard

in Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226286105
eISBN:
9780226286242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286242.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The plantation system was at its height after the first quarter of the eighteenth century. It made British America wealthy and valuable within the British Empire. Slavery and colonization were ... More


Slavery in France The Problem and Early Responses

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In this chapter, the attitude toward slavery in France is discussed. The government was not completely consistent in its application of the Freedom Principle. A new law was drafted to deal with the ... More


4. “… How Much of Oursels We Owned”: Finding Freedom along the Mason-Dixon Line

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/9780252036521.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter devotes particular attention to the unequal negotiations between masters and mistresses eager to preserve slavery and bondspeople desperate to escape. Both parties confronted two central ... More


The Scale of Slavery on the Northwest Coast

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the number of slaves and the scale of slavery in the Northwest Coast, explaining the sources of numerical population data and describing the slave population as found in the ... 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


Neighborhoods and Inequality

in The Hierarchies of Slavery in Santos, Brazil, 1822-1888

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774147
eISBN:
9780804778558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774147.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes slave owners, their neighbors, and their slaves in Santos, Brazil. It suggests that Santos had a so-called interdependently stratified society which contained innumerable ... More


Catch the Runaway

Larry Eugene Rivers

in Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036910
eISBN:
9780252094033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036910.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter demonstrates how Florida attempted to address the problem of runaways but achieved mixed success at best. The legislative council and legislature passed numerous laws. Many reflected ... More


Whose Memories?: Edward Long and the Work of Re-Remembering

Catherine Hall

in Britain's History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781382776
eISBN:
9781786944009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382776.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the legacy of Edward Long, plantation owner, politician, pro-slavery activist and famed historian of eighteenth-century Jamaica. Slave-owners have until recently been for the ... More


The Slaves of Milton Duty

Lea VanderVelde

in Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199927296
eISBN:
9780190252670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927296.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents the story of Milton Duty, the owner of a plantation in Warren County, Mississippi, who stipulated in his will that around thirty of his slaves be freed. It considers the ... More


Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World 1750–1820

Douglas Hamilton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071829
eISBN:
9781781702321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071829.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book is wholly devoted to assessing the array of links between Scotland and the Caribbean in the later eighteenth century. It uses a wide range of archival sources to paint a detailed picture of ... More


American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

Theodore Dwight Weld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869574
eISBN:
9781469602875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869581_weld
Subject:
History, African-American History

Compiled by a prominent abolitionist, this book combines information taken from witnesses, and from active and former slave owners, to generate a condemnation of slavery from both those who observed ... More


The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va.

Nat Turner

Thomas R. Gray (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869451
eISBN:
9781469602813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869468_turner
Subject:
History, African-American History

Perhaps no other moment in history crystallized the fears of slave owners in the South like the August 21–22, 1831, slave insurrection led by Nat Turner in Southampton, Virginia. This book details ... More


Slaves

Steven M. Stowe

in Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640969
eISBN:
9781469640983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640969.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on what (and how) southern women diarists of the slave-owning class wrote about slaves as the Civil War crushed the system of human bondage that had benefited white southerners ... More


From Planter Paternalism to Uncle Sam’s Largesse Abroad: Ellen M. Ingraham’s Bond And Free (1882) and Marietta Holley’s Samantha At The St. Louis Exposition (1904)

Peter Schmidt

in Sitting in Darkness: New South Fiction, Education, and the Rise of Jim Crow Colonialism, 1865-1920

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110393
eISBN:
9781604733112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110393.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines Ellen M. Ingraham’s Bond and Free (1882) and Marietta Holley’s Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition (1904). It argues that Bond and Free exemplifies the New South strategy of ... More


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