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

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

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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
Statement of responsibility
Edlie L. Wong
Creator
Subject
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 (Massachusetts, 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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Cataloging source
DLC
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Wong, Edlie L
Dewey number
  • 810.9/3552
  • 305.567
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PS217.S55
  • HT851
LC item number
W66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
America and the long 19th century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Blacks
  • Slave narratives
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Slavery
  • Law and literature
  • Slavery in literature
  • Law in literature
  • esclavage
  • émancipation
  • abolitionnisme
  • esclave
Label
Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel, Edlie L. Wong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: traveling slaves and the geopolitics of freedom -- Emancipation after "the laws of Englishmen" -- Choosing kin in antislavery literature and law -- The gender of freedom before Dred Scott -- The crime of color in the Negro Seaman Acts -- Conclusion: fictions of free travel
Control code
290414762
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780814794562
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009001473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)290414762
Label
Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel, Edlie L. Wong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: traveling slaves and the geopolitics of freedom -- Emancipation after "the laws of Englishmen" -- Choosing kin in antislavery literature and law -- The gender of freedom before Dred Scott -- The crime of color in the Negro Seaman Acts -- Conclusion: fictions of free travel
Control code
290414762
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780814794562
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009001473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)290414762

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