The Resource Up to freedom : slavery, emancipation, and the making of freedom in Howard County, Missouri, 1860 to 1865, by Stanley D. Maxson

Up to freedom : slavery, emancipation, and the making of freedom in Howard County, Missouri, 1860 to 1865, by Stanley D. Maxson

Label
Up to freedom : slavery, emancipation, and the making of freedom in Howard County, Missouri, 1860 to 1865
Title
Up to freedom
Title remainder
slavery, emancipation, and the making of freedom in Howard County, Missouri, 1860 to 1865
Statement of responsibility
by Stanley D. Maxson
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thesis is an investigation of the social history of slavery and freedom in Howard County, Missouri with an eye toward the social and familial relationships of the enslaved, their existence in slavery and their role in making freedom. Life under slavery and the work of making freedom in Howard County were experienced and developed relationally. The social and kinship connections of the enslaved, so crucial in surviving slavery, were essential in navigating a wartime freedom movement, and foundational in making freedom meaningful in the aftermath of the Civil War. Slaves themselves linked the small farms of Howard County into a network of social and kinship relationships over and above the intentions and imaginations of their masters. In the chaos of the Civil War routes to freedom were decidedly gendered. Chapter One explores patterns of slaveholding at the local township level and by mapping patterns of slaveholding and communities of the enslaved. Chapter Two explores the gendered nature of emancipation in Missouri by examining the recruitment of United States Colored Troops and the work of the remaining populationmostly womenwho could not exchange military service for certificates of freedom. Chapter three explores the work of making a livable and meaningful freedom by examining the surnames of slaves and former slaves as crucial tools for claiming autonomy, belonging, and place
Cataloging source
MUU
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Maxson, Stanley D
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2015.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Whites, LeeAnn
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  • Civil war
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • African American families
  • Kinship
  • Missouri
Label
Up to freedom : slavery, emancipation, and the making of freedom in Howard County, Missouri, 1860 to 1865, by Stanley D. Maxson
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Publication
Note
  • "A Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts."
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. LeeAnn Whites
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-125)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
958934500
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 125 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958934500
Label
Up to freedom : slavery, emancipation, and the making of freedom in Howard County, Missouri, 1860 to 1865, by Stanley D. Maxson
Publication
Note
  • "A Thesis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts."
  • Thesis supervisor: Dr. LeeAnn Whites
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-125)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
958934500
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 125 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958934500

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