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Refiguring Slavery: Constructing the United States as a Racial Exception

Julietta Hua

in Trafficking Women's Human Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675609
eISBN:
9781452946375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675609.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the connection between race relations, often considered a domestic issue tied to identity politics in the United States, and the question of universalism and cultural relativism ... More


Ships’ Ballast

Lolita Buckner Inniss

in International Law's Objects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198798200
eISBN:
9780191858642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798200.003.0037
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses how an ostensibly mundane material item, ships’ ballast, an object or set of objects used to counterweight a ship while it is afloat, was at the foundation of the transatlantic ... More


The Colonial System Unveiled

Baron de Vastey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781380314
eISBN:
9781781387306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380314.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This critical edition offers the first English translation of Baron de Vastey’s Le système colonial dévoilé, a trailblazing critique of colonialism and the transatlantic slave system that was ... More


… and Condensations

Jimmy Casas Klausen

in Fugitive Rousseau: Slavery, Primitivism, and Political Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257294
eISBN:
9780823261512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257294.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter rejects the view that Rousseau’s representations of “slavery” ignored the transatlantic trade in Africans for chattel slavery in the Americas because he was only interested in ancient ... More


Friday as Fit Help

Mary Nyquist

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Cultural status, periodization, and disciplinary boundaries have combined to prevent consideration of Defoe’s interest in Milton. Detailed narratological analysis shows how the famous scene where ... More


The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Vincent Woodard

Justin A. Joyce and Dwight McBride (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794616
eISBN:
9781479815807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794616.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Scholars of U.S. and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. This book takes the enslaved person's claims of human consumption ... More


Epilogue

Mary Nyquist

in Arbitrary Rule: Slavery, Tyranny, and the Power of Life and Death

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226015538
eISBN:
9780226015675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226015675.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book concludes by presenting two arguably uncontentious conclusions that may be drawn concerning the early modern political theorists and writers selected for this study. First, an individual ... More


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