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Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Brad Asher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In 1846, Cecelia, a 15-year-old slave girl traveled to Niagara Falls with her young Louisville mistress, Frances “Fanny” Thruston Ballard. During their stay, Cecelia made the bold decision to escape, ... More


Slavery in Early Christianity

Jennifer A. Glancy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195136098
eISBN:
9780199834228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This study focuses on the impact of the ubiquitous ancient institution on the emergence and early development of Christianity. Slaveholders as well as slaves were pivotal in early Christian circles. ... More


Introduction

Jennifer A. Glancy

in Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195136098
eISBN:
9780199834228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136098.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An understanding of the institution of slavery in the period in which Christianity emerged is necessary for comprehending both the rhetoric of slavery in Christian writings and the realities of ... More


Separate Paths: Katy and William in the Antebellum Creek Nation

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

In the Antebellum era, slaveholders dominated the Creek government. Under their guidance, the Creek Nation passed laws punishing abolitionists, defending slavery, and discriminating against black ... More


Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195121223
eISBN:
9780199855162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121223.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book blends personal narrative with reflections on history, literature, and popular culture to provide a lively and provocative look at who Mark Twain really was, how he got to be that way, and ... More


The Philadelphia Years

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

in The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109825
eISBN:
9780199854240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109825.003.0005
Subject:
History, Family History

In the 1820s, the Percys and their friends adopted Philadelphia almost as a second home. Philadelphia offered members of the slaveholding class a congenial and conservative atmosphere—as well as ... More


Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Edlie L. Wong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794555
eISBN:
9780814795460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794555.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series, this book draws on the freedom suit as recorded in the press and court documents to offer a critically and historically engaged understanding of ... More


Eight Minutes from Freedom

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes Cecelia's trip to Niagara Falls with Fanny and explains her decision to escape from slavery. It examines the legal, social, familial, and personal circumstances that influenced ... More


Fanny: Learning to Be a Slave Owner

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the process by which Fanny was educated to the duties and challenges of slave ownership. Cecelia was purchased as an infant by Fanny's father and eventually became Fanny's ... More


1776–1789: The Progress of Manumission

Michael J. Crawford

in The Having of Negroes Is Become a Burden: The Quaker Struggle to Free Slaves in Revolutionary North Carolina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034706
eISBN:
9780813038346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034706.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

The North Carolina Yearly Meeting set up a formal process for persuading individual Quaker slaveholders to set their slaves free. It indicated that many Friends found the decision to let go of their ... More


Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age

Christopher Leslie Brown and Philip D. Morgan (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109009
eISBN:
9780300134858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109009.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Arming slaves as soldiers is a counterintuitive idea. Yet throughout history, in many varied societies, slaveholders have entrusted slaves with the use of deadly force. This book surveys the practice ... More


“Waked Up to Feel”: Defining Childhood, Debating Slavery in Antebellum America

Rebecca de Schweinitz

in Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796078
eISBN:
9780814763391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the ways in which both abolitionists and slaveholders used ideas about childhood in their efforts to challenge and preserve slavery. The prominence of ideas about childhood in ... More


William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred: His Radicalism and His Legacy for Our Time

David W. Blight

in William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136586
eISBN:
9780300152401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136586.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

As a historical, storied figure, William Lloyd Garrison is troubling and controversial. Along with Frederick Douglass, he was the most significant reformer in nineteenth-century America. Ironically, ... More


Debunking Racial Stereotypes

Richard Allen

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0059
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Richard Allen's “Address to Those Who Keep Slaves, and Approve the Practice,” first published as an addendum to a pamphlet that he coauthored with Absalom Jones in ... More


The Kelsall Affair: A Black Bahamian Family's Odyssey in Turbulent 1840s Cuba

Manuel Barcia Paz

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on Major General Sir Francis Cockburn's letter to the British consul in Havana, Joseph Tucker Crawford. Major Cockburn was the commander in chief and governor of the Bahamas. The ... More


Migration

Jennifer Hull Dorsey

in Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447785
eISBN:
9780801460678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447785.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the experience of migrant workers as well as the meaning of migration for African American laborers. It considers how migration contributed to rural African Americans' sense of ... More


Ex-Slaveholders and the Ku Klux Klan: Exploring the Motivations of Terrorist Violence

Michael W. Fitzgerald

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Despite the vast scholarship on the Ku Klux Klan during Reconstruction, the movement's pattern of participation has received sparse attention. This study uses modern, digitized historical records ... More


The Gender of Freedom before Dred Scott

Edlie L. Wong

in Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794555
eISBN:
9780814795460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794555.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how those who returned to slave jurisdictions used the law to secure familial and collective autonomy from within slave society. The movement of slaveholders into the western ... More


The Body Politic

Marli F. Weiner and Mazie Hough

in Sex, Sickness, and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036996
eISBN:
9780252094071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036996.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This conclusion discusses the political significance of different definitions of the body for slaves, slaveholders, and physicians in the antebellum South. It begins by telling the story of T. S. ... More


In Search of Kinfolk and Loved Ones

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/9780252036910.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes one of slavery′s most unfortunate aspects, the separation of family and kinfolk. In their dream to regain what they had lost in the Upper South, elite planter families and less ... More


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