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The Invisible Archaeology of Slavery in the Horn of Africa?

Niall Finneran

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Any archaeological study of slavery in the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia) must take two factors into account: first, the paucity of archaeological evidence for this system, which is ... More


Slavery and Slave Trading in Eastern Africa: Exploring the Intersections of Historical Sources and Archaeological Evidence

Paul J. Lane

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter reviews the historical evidence concerning the development of slavery in eastern Africa, the various forms found in societies on the coast and in the interior, the social and cultural ... More


The Daily Life of Slaves in the Last Years of the Bamana States of Kaarta and Segou

Moussa Sow

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter attempts to further the understanding of Sahelo‐Sudanic systems of slavery via enquiries into the daily life of slaves. This work is based on the memories of elders in certain villages ... More


Segou: Warfare and the Origins of a State of Slavery

Kevin C. Macdonald and Seydou Camara

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The Bamana state of Segou (c.1700–1861) has been used as an exemplar of the slave system of economic production amongst Sahelian states by anthropologists and historians such as Bazin (1974), Roberts ... More


Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba: A Documentary History

Gloria Garcia Rodriguez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832189
eISBN:
9781469602660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877678_garcia_rodriguez
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Putting the voices of the enslaved front and center, this study presents an overview of African slavery in Cuba and its relationship to the plantation system that was the economic center of the New ... More


The Indian is Not like the Negro

Brett Rushforth

in Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835586
eISBN:
9781469601359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838174_rushforth.12
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers the forces that shaped slavery in the Saint Lawrence Valley. The dynamics of slavery were especially pronounced in Montreal's Rue Saint Paul but were more or less seen ... More


America’s Sweet Tooth: The Sugar Trust and the Caribbean Lowlands

Richard P. Tucker

in Insatiable Appetite: The United States and the Ecological Degradation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220874
eISBN:
9780520923812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220874.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies sugar cane and the sugar cane industry. It starts with the influence of sugar cane on the history of Latin America, and looks at how the buyers of rum and molasses in different ... More


“The Southern Phalanx”

Michael J. Goleman

in Your Heritage Will Still Remain: Racial Identity and Mississippi's Lost Cause

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812049
eISBN:
9781496812087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812049.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the impact and effect of the sectional crisis on Mississippians’ collective identity as Americans. Despite external threats that challenged the slave system, and hence, the ... More


The Slave Trade and Slavery in the Americas: Transcontinental Trends

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/9781469649634.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter outlines the major phases of the slave trade in relation to colonization and the evolution of the institution of slavery. Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Christian ... More


To Liberia and Back

Ted Maris-Wolf

in Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620077
eISBN:
9781469620091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620077.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses a trend of “experimentalist” manumissions wherein emancipated slaves were sent to Liberia, then a colony under the supervision of the American Colonization Society (ACS). By ... More


Beneath the Iron Heel Fugitive Slaves And Bleeding Kansas

Elizabeth R. Varon

in Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832325
eISBN:
9781469606200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887189_varon.12
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which legitimized and lent immediacy to an argument that abolitionists had long been making—that Northerners were complicit in the slave system. ... More


The Escape Attempt

Josephine F. Pacheco

in The Pearl: A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829189
eISBN:
9781469604183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888926_pacheco.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the escape attempt of approximately seventy-six slaves on the Pearl, with the aid of Daniel Drayton. The plan, based on geography, was to sail down the river to the Chesapeake, ... More


Nonwhite Radicalism: Du Bois, John Brown, and Black Resistance

Bois Du, Brown John, and Resistance Black

in Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the heroism of John Brown and the political maturity of the larger abolitionist movement in responding to the language regarding slavery used by white labor and by members of ... More


Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Jennifer Hull Dorsey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447785
eISBN:
9780801460678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447785.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book recreates the social and economic milieu of Maryland's Eastern Shore at a time when black slavery and black freedom existed side by side. It follows a generation of manumitted African ... More


Laurel Grove Plantation, Slavery, and East Florida’s Booming Economy

Daniel L. Schafer

in Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044620
eISBN:
9780813046341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044620.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter seven discusses the Laurel Grove Plantation in Spanish East Florida, managed during Kingsley’s many absences by Abraham Hanahan, an enslaved mixed-race man, emancipated in 1811. Between 1790 ... More


Thomas Jefferson’s Challengers

Greg Carter

in The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772492
eISBN:
9780814790489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772492.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur's Letters of an American Farmer. The Notes employed both science and law to defend the slave ... More


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