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The World in Black and White: The Collapse of Slavery

Lorien Foote

in Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630557
eISBN:
9781469630571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630557.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

When escaped Union prisoners travelled through South Carolina, they received food, information, shelter, and guidance from slaves, who interpreted the mass escapes through their religious beliefs as ... More


Victor Hugo and the Rhetorical Possibilities of “Monstrous Hybridity” in Nineteenth-Century Revolutionary Fiction

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter argues that anxieties about the righteousness of the Haitian Revolution most readily surface in the figure of the “monstrous hybrid”, who is ambivalently portrayed in fiction as at once ... More


Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation

Gerald Horne

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773499
eISBN:
9780814790502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773499.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, this book reveals that after 1776, Africans and African ... 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 Fate of the Black Race: Radicalization and Its Failed Containment, 1885–1888

Jeffrey D. Needell

in The Sacred Cause: The Abolitionist Movement, Afro-Brazilian Mobilization, and Imperial Politics in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503609020
eISBN:
9781503611030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503609020.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the radicalization of the cabinet and Abolitionist positions, the Abolitionists’ triumph, and why the crown changed cabinets. Cotegipe began with repression of the Abolitionists ... More


Introduction

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/9780252036910.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter explores slave resistance in Florida while incorporating perspectives that reach beyond its borders to embrace a regional and even larger context. In doing so, it builds ... More


Introduction

Aline Helg

in Slave No More: Self-Liberation before Abolitionism in the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649634
eISBN:
9781469649658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649634.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory section presents the historiography of the slave trade and the humanity of the slaves involved. How did slaves express themselves as human beings and social actors in their own ... More


Hurricanes and Revolutions

Martin Brückner

in Early American Cartographies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834695
eISBN:
9781469600802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838723_bruckner.18
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that one map would suffice to capture an image of this doubly dangerous zone if one were to correlate areas under the threat of slave resistance with those subject to periodic and ... More


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

Sergio A. Lussana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166940
eISBN:
9780813167848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166940.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is the first book-length study of enslaved men and masculinity in the antebellum South. It examines the close relationships shared among enslaved men and argues that the lives of these men were ... More


Introduction

Ruma Chopra

in Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0001
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter sets the context for the Maroon relocations to Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone. It describes the reconfiguration of the British Empire in the aftermath of the American Revolution, and the ... More


Introduction: Negroes—“British in Their Hearts?”

Gerald Horne

in Negro Comrades of the Crown: African Americans and the British Empire Fight the U.S. Before Emancipation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773499
eISBN:
9780814790502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773499.003.0015
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book is about slave resistance in the United States (and Negro resistance more broadly) in the broader context of the ... More


Verdict Rendered: Lincoln Is Elected

William L. Barney

in Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190076085
eISBN:
9780190076115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076085.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Southern whites reacted to Lincoln’s election with shocked humiliation and a pledge to defend their honor and rights against the threat of the abolitionism they identified with Lincoln’s victory. ... More


Captive Knowledge

David Lambert

in Mastering the Niger: James MacQueen's African Geography and the Struggle over Atlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078069
eISBN:
9780226078236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078236.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines how James MacQueen constructed his Niger theory by considering the West Indian and West African people and places that informed, and can be identified from, his geographical ... More


The Maroon’s Moment, 1856–1861

Martha Schoolman

in Abolitionist Geographies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter presents a reading of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp that opposed the escalating violence in Kansas. The novel told the history of slave resistance in the ... More


Sacred Abolition: The Triumph, 1888

Jeffrey D. Needell

in The Sacred Cause: The Abolitionist Movement, Afro-Brazilian Mobilization, and Imperial Politics in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503609020
eISBN:
9781503611030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503609020.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter analyzes the new cabinet’s position as well as the critical role of the Abolitionist leadership and provides a narrative of the legislation’s passage and its immediate aftermath. It ... More


August First and the Practice of Disunion

Martha Schoolman

in Abolitionist Geographies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the intensification of local New England abolitionist activity in the 1840s around the ritual commemoration of British West Indian Emancipation. Abolitionists clearly believed ... More


“The cry of the Negro should not be remember the Maine, but remember the hanging of Bush”: African American Responses to Lynching in Decatur, Illinois, 1893

Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua

in Lynching Beyond Dixie: American Mob Violence Outside the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037467
eISBN:
9780252094651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037467.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes lynching scholars' treatment of African American resistance, and traces African American responses to that racially inspired mob murder in central Illinois in the early years of ... More


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