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The Resource The political languages of emancipation in the British Caribbean and the U.S. South, Demetrius L. Eudell, (electronic resource)

The political languages of emancipation in the British Caribbean and the U.S. South, Demetrius L. Eudell, (electronic resource)

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The political languages of emancipation in the British Caribbean and the U.S. South
Title
The political languages of emancipation in the British Caribbean and the U.S. South
Statement of responsibility
Demetrius L. Eudell
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Subject
Language
eng
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Eudell, Demetrius Lynn
Dewey number
326/.8/0972909171241
LC call number
HT1093
LC item number
.E93 2002
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  • Slaves
  • Slaves
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This comparative study examines the emancipation process in the British Caribbean, particularly Jamaica, during the 1830s and in the United States, particularly South Carolina, during the 1860s. Analyzing the intellectual and ideological foundations of postslavery Anglo-America, Demetrius Eudell explores how former slaves, former slaveholders, and their societies' central governments understood and discussed slavery, emancipation, and the transition between the two. Eudell investigates the public policies--which addressed issues of labor control, access to land, and the general social behaviors of former slaves--used to execute emancipation. In both regions, government-appointed officials (special magistrates in Jamaica and agents of the Freedmen's Bureau in South Carolina) were crucial in implementing these policies. While many former slaves were fighting for the right to be paid for their labor and to own land, many officials came to view their role as part of a new civilizing mission whose goal was to eradicate the psychic damage supposedly caused by slavery. Eudell concludes by examining the 1865 Morant Bay rebellion in Jamaica and the retreat from Reconstruction in South Carolina, part of the larger movement of Redemption that occurred in 1877. Both of these occurrences represented the incomplete victory of emancipation, Eudell argues, and should provoke scholarly questions regarding the persistent thesis of U.S. exceptionalism
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The political languages of emancipation in the British Caribbean and the U.S. South, Demetrius L. Eudell, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-225) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 The Song That Antislavery Sung:Abolition and the Great Transformation 23 -- 2 A Steady and Certain Command of Labour: Political Languages in the Immediate -- Postemancipation Anglo-Americas 41 -- 3 This Work of Civilization: The Secular, Evangelical Mission -- of the Special Magistrates and the Freedmen's Bureau Officials 67 -- 4 The Vexed Question of Original Unity: The Political Language of Race and the Politics of Emancipation l01 -- 5 Delusions of a False Canaan: On Morant Bay, Redemption, and -- the Incomplete Victory of Emancipation 131 -- Conclusion: The Paradox of Emancipation and the Limits of Abolitionist Thought 167 -- Notes 181 -- Bibliography 211 -- Index 227
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000223612
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unknown
Isbn
9780807826805
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001053067
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000223612
Label
The political languages of emancipation in the British Caribbean and the U.S. South, Demetrius L. Eudell, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-225) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1 The Song That Antislavery Sung:Abolition and the Great Transformation 23 -- 2 A Steady and Certain Command of Labour: Political Languages in the Immediate -- Postemancipation Anglo-Americas 41 -- 3 This Work of Civilization: The Secular, Evangelical Mission -- of the Special Magistrates and the Freedmen's Bureau Officials 67 -- 4 The Vexed Question of Original Unity: The Political Language of Race and the Politics of Emancipation l01 -- 5 Delusions of a False Canaan: On Morant Bay, Redemption, and -- the Incomplete Victory of Emancipation 131 -- Conclusion: The Paradox of Emancipation and the Limits of Abolitionist Thought 167 -- Notes 181 -- Bibliography 211 -- Index 227
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000223612
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780807826805
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001053067
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000223612

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