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Africans in Colonial Matanzas

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/9781469622347.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the social and political landscape of Cuba during the first half of the nineteenth century. During the years leading up to 1844, the sugar economy expanded exponentially in ... More


Salvation and Success on St. Thomas

Aaron Spencer Fogleman

in Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple's Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608792
eISBN:
9781469612492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608792.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how the Reyniers appeared by accident at the Moravian slave mission on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in 1743. Here was another hot, humid plantation slave colony with ... More


Honor and Degradation: Section, Race, and Gender

Shearer Davis Bowman

in At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the story of Charles Colcock Jones, Jr., age twenty-eight, who became the youngest man ever elected mayor of Savannah, Georgia, a victory his father termed “a high honor.” ... More


Crisis at the Crossroads: Sustaining and Transforming Hoodoo’s Black Belt Tradition from Emancipation to World War II

Katrina Hazzard-Donald

in Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037290
eISBN:
9780252094460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037290.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter charts the transformation of Hoodoo as it moves from the plantation environment and encounters both snake-oil Hoodoo and the spiritual marketplace of the urban environment. Prior to ... More


Free Soil and the Rise of the Republican Party

Adam Wesley Dean

in An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter covers the rise of the Free-Soil and Republican Parties in the 1850s. While historians have given much scholarly attention to the ideology of the Republicans, citing their promotion of ... More


With Only a Trace: Same-Sex Sexual Desire and Violence on Slave Plantations, 1607–1865

Jim Downs

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter investigates the question of same-sex desire, intimacy, and violence among enslaved men in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and rethinks the definition and meaning of evidence. It ... More


Dimensions of Space and Identity in an Emancipation-Era Village: Analysis of Material Culture and Site Abandonment at Morgan’s Village, Nevis, West Indies

Marco Meniketti

in Archaeologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean: Exploring the Spaces in Between

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781683400035
eISBN:
9781683400264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400035.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

A map of Nevis drawn in 1871, indicated three postemancipation African Villages. Landscape survey was conducted to locate the site of Morgan’s Village. Artifacts at the presumed site suggested a ... More


Breaching the Mercantile Barriers of the Dutch Colonial Empire: North American Trade with Surinam during the Eighteenth Century

Johannes Postma

in Merchant Organization and Maritime Trade in the North Atlantic, 1660-1815

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128855
eISBN:
9781786944795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128855.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay studies the slave plantation of Surinam, South America, and the economic policies of the Dutch Republic in relation to it. The primary focus is the mercantilistic practices of the Dutch, ... More


British Abolition and Feminism in Transatlantic Perspective

Clare Midgley

in Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115932
eISBN:
9780300137866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115932.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines abolition and feminism in Britain in comparison with the abolitionist/feminist movement in the United States and links the British abolitionist movement's formulations of race ... More


Memories of Underdevelopment: What Has Marxism Done for Medieval History, and What Can It Still Do?

Chris Wickham

in Marxist History-writing for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264034
eISBN:
9780191734601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264034.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines the medieval history of Europe within the context of Marxism, discussing the changes in class conflicts and their role in determining the socio-economic developments of European ... More


The Huguenot Diaspora and the Development of the Atlantic Economy: Huguenots and the Growth of the South Carolina Economy, 1680-1775

R.C. Nash

in Merchant Organization and Maritime Trade in the North Atlantic, 1660-1815

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128855
eISBN:
9781786944795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128855.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This paper provides an insight into the mercantile and trade activities of the South Carolina Huguenots. It presents two questions: the first, what effect did the South Carolina Huguenots have on the ... More


The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

Jenny S. Martinez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195391626
eISBN:
9780190259754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391626.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

There is a broad consensus among scholars that the idea of human rights was a product of the Enlightenment but that a self-conscious and broad-based human rights movement focused on international law ... More


Credit, Risk and Reputation in Late Seventeenth-Century Colonial Trade

Nuala Zahedieh

in Merchant Organization and Maritime Trade in the North Atlantic, 1660-1815

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128855
eISBN:
9781786944795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128855.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay considers the purpose and value of credit - in the sense of character esteem and regard - in the early modern economic system. Particular focus is given to the role of credit, and the ... More


Ideal Theory and Historical Complexity

Rebecca M. McLennan

in The Will to Punish

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190888589
eISBN:
9780190888619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888589.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

After summarizing Fassin’s arguments, McLennan urges attention to five related questions. The first addresses the intersection between philosophy and the social sciences, specifically how, if at all, ... More


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