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“One and the Same Interest”: Antiblack Racism and Colonial Domination with and without Hegemony

THELMA WILLS FOOTE

in Black and White Manhattan: The History of Racial Formation in Colonial New York City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165371
eISBN:
9780199871735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165371.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows that the disciplinary mechanism of antiblack racism became a key instrument of governance in colonial New York City. It notes that New York City's Slave Revolt of 1712 was the act ... More


The U.S. Coastal Passageand Caribbean Spaces of Freedom

Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie

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/9780813056036.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

In November 1841, the U.S. slaver Creole transporting 135 slaves from Richmond to New Orleans was seized by nineteen slave rebels who steered the ship to the British Bahamas, where all secured their ... More


The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Walter Johnson (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book presents a comparative account of the slave trade within the nations and colonial systems of the Americas. While most scholarly attention to slavery in the Americas has concentrated on ... More


Universal Slave Revolts: C. L. R. James’s use of Classical Literature in The Black Jacobins

Lydia Langerwerf

in Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574674
eISBN:
9780191728723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574674.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Trinidadian radical C.L.R. James' The Black Jacobins. Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (1938) was one of the foundation texts of the Civil Rights movement in the USA and ... More


The 1791 revolt and the borderland from below

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyses three autobiographical captivity narratives by white eyewitnesses who were taken prisoners by the rebels just after the slave revolt of 1791 and put them in dialogue with five ... More


Conspiracy and Revolt: The Most Perilous Paths to Freedom

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/9781469649634.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

According to most historians, the first 250 years that followed the conquest of the Americas were interspersed with conspiracies and slave revolts. This chapter shows that, in reality, many of those ... More


Revolts and Abolitionism

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/9781469649634.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter covers the various revolts and eventual emancipation of all enslaved people. Very few slave uprisings disrupted slaveholding regions in the Americas after 1815 because enslaved people ... More


Revolutionizing Sentiment: Violent Resistance in Transamerican Antislavery Narratives

Maria A. Windell

in Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century US Literary History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862338
eISBN:
9780191894886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862338.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In Chapter 5, sentimentalism becomes event-oriented as possibilities for revolt resonate throughout the Caribbean and the United States. Questions of violence, hemispheric politics, and community ... More


Servants turned masters: Santo Domingo and the black revolt

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Carlos Esteban Deive's historical novel Viento Negro, bosque del caimán (Black Wind, Bois Caiman, 2002), which deals with the slave revolt of 1791 and its consequences for the ... More


They Talk about Free: Abolition, Freedom, and the Politics of Speech

Miles Ogborn

in The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226655925
eISBN:
9780226657714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657714.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the part speech played the movements against slavery and for the abolition of the slave trade, attending to a range of different voices. It asks how freedom and abolition were ... More


The Deliberative Voice: Politics, Speech, and Liberty

Miles Ogborn

in The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226655925
eISBN:
9780226657714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657714.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines political speech in Barbados and Jamaica under slavery. It discusses the forms of ‘sovereignty talk’ and the modes of deliberation through which political decisions were made in ... More


From the Slave Revolt in Saint Domingue to the Founding of the Black Nation of Haiti

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/9781469649634.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the 1791 slave revolt in Saint Domingue and the following impact it had on the entire continent. This uprising marks the first time that thousands of slaves had attacked their ... More


The First Sicilian Slave War

Peter Green

in The Shadow of the Parthenon: Studies in Ancient History and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255074
eISBN:
9780520934719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255074.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses the Roman slave revolts of the second and early first centuries bc. It notes that although the first Sicilian is little studied by historians, it contains some unique features, ... More


“When Israel Was in Egyptland”: Black Exodus Politics, 1808–1865

John Coffey

in Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334223
eISBN:
9780199369393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334223.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Political History

This chapter explores the “discursive crossovers” that occurred as African Americans adopted and adapted the tradition of Protestant deliverance politics for their own ends. The black identification ... More


Capture

Tiya Miles

in Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520285637
eISBN:
9780520961029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285637.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter studies the experience of blacks and Afro-Cherokees on the Cherokee lands of Indian Territory by comparing two events: the mass escape known as the Cherokee slave revolt of 1842 and the ... More


London Sanctions Murder of U.S. Slaveholders?

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/9780814773499.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the uprising onboard the Creole on November 7, 1841. The vessel, containing scores of slaves, was heading from Virginia to the slave market in New Orleans. The revolt was led ... More


“Huzzah for Bermuda!”

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/9780814773499.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that by seizing the high moral ground on abolition, London ascended higher on the altitudinous military ground, for it could then enroll disgruntled Africans into their military. ... More


On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is a literary and cultural history which brings to the fore a compelling but, so far, largely neglected body of work which has the politics of border-crossing as well as the poetics of ... 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


Periphery as Center: Slavery, Identity, and the Commercial Press in the British Atlantic, 1704–1765

Robert E., Jr. Desrochers

in British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199206124
eISBN:
9780191746635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Slaves constituted only a small fraction of the total population of colonial Massachusetts, except in Boston, where in the mid eighteenth century they made up about ten percent of the city’s ... More


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