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The Resource Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel, Edlie L. Wong, (electronic resource)

Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel, Edlie L. Wong, (electronic resource)

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Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel
Title
Neither fugitive nor free
Title remainder
Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel
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Edlie L. Wong
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Language
eng
Summary
Studies lawsuits to gain freedom for slaves on the grounds of their having traveled to free territory, starting with Somerset v. Stewart (England, 1772), Commonwealth v. Aves (Massachussetts, 1836), Dred Scott v. Sanford, and cases brought questioning the legitimacy of Negro Seamen Acts in the antebellum coastal South. These lawsuits and accounts of them are compared to fugitive slave narratives to shed light on both. The differing impact of freedom obtained from such suits for men and women (women could claim that their children were free, once they were judged free) is examined
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DLC
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Wong, Edlie L
LC call number
  • PS217.S55
  • HT851
LC item number
W66 2009
Series statement
America and the long 19th century
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  • Slaves
  • Blacks
  • Slave narratives
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Slavery
  • Law and literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Law in literature
Label
Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel, Edlie L. Wong, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: traveling slaves and the geopolitics of freedom -- Emancipation after "the Laws of Englishmen" -- Choosing kin in antislavery literature and law -- Gender of freedom before Dred Scott -- Crime of color in the Negro Seaman Acts -- Conclusion: fictions of free travel
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000607488
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unknown
Isbn
9780814794562
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009001473
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000607488
Label
Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel, Edlie L. Wong, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: traveling slaves and the geopolitics of freedom -- Emancipation after "the Laws of Englishmen" -- Choosing kin in antislavery literature and law -- Gender of freedom before Dred Scott -- Crime of color in the Negro Seaman Acts -- Conclusion: fictions of free travel
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000607488
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780814794562
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009001473
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000607488

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