Slavery and Mastery in the Antebellum Southern Courtroom

Author: Ariela J. Gross

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 082032860X

Category: History

Page: 263

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This groundbreaking study of the law and culture of slavery in the antebellum Deep South takes readers into local courtrooms where people settled their civil disputes over property. Buyers sued sellers for breach of warranty when they considered slaves to be physically or morally defective; owners sued supervisors who whipped or neglected slaves under their care. How, asks Ariela J. Gross, did communities reconcile the dilemmas such trials raised concerning the character of slaves and masters? Although slaves could not testify in court, their character was unavoidably at issue--and so their moral agency intruded into the courtroom. In addition, says Gross, "wherever the argument that black character depended on management by a white man appeared, that white man's good character depended on the demonstration that bad black character had other sources." This led, for example, to physicians testifying that pathologies, not any shortcomings of their master, drove slaves to became runaways. Gross teases out other threads of complexity woven into these trials: the ways that legal disputes were also affairs of honor between white men; how witnesses and litigants based their views of slaves' character on narratives available in the culture at large; and how law reflected and shaped racial ideology. Combining methods of cultural anthropology, quantitative social history, and critical race theory, Double Character brings to life the law as a dramatic ritual in people's daily lives, and advances critical historical debates about law, honor, and commerce in the American South.
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Proslavery Academic Thought and Southern Jurisprudence, 1831-1861

Author: Alfred L. Brophy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199964238

Category: History

Page: 373

View: 3573

Alfred L. Brophy's University, Court, and Slave reveals long-forgotten connections between pre-Civil War southern universities and slavery. Universities and their faculty owned people - sometimes dozens of people - and profited from their labor while many were physically abused on theircampuses. Education was often paid for through the profits of enslaved labor. University faculty - and students - also promoted the institution of slavery. They wrote about the history of slavery, its central role in the southern economy, and developed a political theory that justified keeping somepeople in slavery. The university faculty spoke a common language of economic utility, history, and philosophy with those who made the laws for the southern states. That extensive writing promoting slavery helps us understand how southern politicians and judges thought about slavery.As antislavery rhetoric gained momentum, southern academics and their allies in the courts became bolder in their claims. Some went so far as to say that slavery was supported by natural law. The combination of economic reasoning and historical precedent helped shape a southern, proslaveryjurisprudence. Following Lincoln's November 1860 election southern academics joined politicians, judges, lawyers, and other leaders to argue that their economy and society was threatened. Southern jurisprudence led them to believe that any threats to slavery and property justified secession. In somecases, academics took their case to the southern public and, in one case, to the battlefield, to defend slavery.
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new studies of society and culture

Author: J. William Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415957298

Category: History

Page: 330

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In this, the re-named second edition of Society and Culture in the Slave South, William Harris selects the most recent and original scholarship in the field of the antebellum South published since 1992, when the first edition appeared. The present volume illustrates both the continuities and new developments in antebellum Southern history, starting from the work of Eugene Genovese and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, and moving into work that challenges their traditional reading of the slave South as a paternalist society. The collection also features an introduction to the historiography of the slave South, and a Guide to Further Reading.
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Author: American Bibliographical Center,EBSCO Publishing (Firm)

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
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A History of the United States

Author: H. W. Brands,T. H. Breen,R. Hal Williams

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0205987435

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 6858

Explore America’s rich and complex past in this accessible presentation of American history Using a streamlined and powerful narrative, the authors take readers beyond an assortment of facts to tell the story of our nation. American Stories covers the essential elements and events in American history and uses significant incidents and episodes to reflect the dilemmas, choices, and decisions made by the American people as well as by their leaders. This title is available in a number of formats — digital and print. Pearson offers its titles on the devices students love through Pearson’s MyLab products, CourseSmart, Amazon, and more. To learn more about pricing options and customization, click the Choices tab. ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase.
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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 4521

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Eine Globalgeschichte von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Michael Zeuske

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110278812

Category: Social Science

Page: 739

View: 4141

This handbook is the first publication to systematically present the history of slavery in the context of global history. The point of departure is an understanding of slavery as the capitalization of the human body. The most diverse types of slavery are analyzed – on all continents, under its respective names and in its historical context. This broad empirical basis leads to a history of slavery beginning around 10,000 BC and continuing to the present day.
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Author: Francis Bok

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404615407

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 9578

Er ist erst sieben Jahre alt, er ist stolz, auf den Markt zu gehen und Eier zu verkaufen. Er weiß nicht, dass dies der letzte Tag seines bisherigen Lebens ist. Dass er seine Familie nie wiedersehen wird. Dass er von gewissenlosen Banditen entführt wird, die ihn an eine arabische Familie verkaufen. Dass er fortan deren Sklave sein wird ...
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Mord und Antisemitismus in einer deutschen Kleinstadt

Author: Helmut Walser Smith

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 9783892446125

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 301

View: 4588

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die verborgene Geschichte des revolutionären Atlantiks

Author: Peter Linebaugh,Marcus Rediker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935936651


Page: 427

View: 6826

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Author: Eudora Welty

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608108084

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

View: 7617

Der Räuberbräutigam erzählt die himmelschreiend komische Liebesgeschichte der schönen Rosamond und des Räubers Jamie Lockhart. Eudora Weltys Roman schlägt eine völlig neue und überbordend einfallsreiche Richtung in der Fantasy ein. Drei Reisende steigen in einem Gasthaus am Mississippi ab und teilen sich ein Bett. Am nächsten Morgen hält einer von ihnen seine Schlafgenossen für Geister und springt mit einem großen Satz aus dem Fenster. »Den sehen wir nie wieder«, sagt der blonde Jamie Lockhart und überlegt, wie man die Goldstücke des verschwundenen Bettgenossen teilen könnte. Der Tabakpflanzer Clement lädt Jamie daraufhin für den nächsten Sonntagabend in sein Haus ein. Just an diesem Tag wird Clements Tochter, die schöne Rosamond, von einem Räuber mit rußgeschwärztem Gesicht verführt. Ihr Vater beauftragt seinen neuen Freund Jamie damit, die Untat zu rächen ...
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eine Geschichte des Kapitalismus

Author: Joyce Oldham Appleby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867741354


Page: 686

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In ihrer großen Geschichte des Kapitalismus erzählt Joyce Appleby die Geschichte unseres Wirtschaftssystems: von den großen Entdeckungen der Portugiesen, vom Sklavenhandel über die industrielle Revolution bis zur Globalisierung der Gegenwart, und beschreibt schließlich unsere ökonomische und auch kulturelle Identität, die so sehr vom Kapitalismus geprägt ist. Messerscharf seziert sie die guten und die schlechten Seiten des Kapitalismus und beschreibt, was der Kapitalismus mit den Menschen macht. Eine mitreißende Lektüre für alle, die von der "unbarmherzigen Revolution" profitieren oder an ihr verzweifeln.
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