Paths to freedom : manumission in the Atlantic world / edited by Rosemary Brana-Shute and Randy J. Sparks

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Subjects: Slaves--Emancipation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c2009
Series: The Carolina lowcountry and the Atlantic world
Carolina lowcountry and the Atlantic world
LC Classification: H, HT
Physical Description: viii, 397 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction / Robin Blackburn 1
Three Notes of Freedom: The Nature and Consequences of Manumission / Orlando Patterson 15
Manumission in Metropolitan Spain and the Canaries in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries / William D. Phillips, Jr. 31
The Promise of Freedom in Late Medieval Valencia / Debra G. Blumenthal 51
Transformations in the Manumission of Slaves by Jews from East to West: Pressures from the Atlantic Slave Trade / Jonathan Schorsch 69
Manumission and the Life Cycle of a Contained Population: The VOC Lodge Slaves at the Cape of Good Hope, 1680-1730 / Mary Caroline Cravens 97
Paths to Freedom: Imperial Defense and Manumission in Havana, 1762-1800 / Evelyn P. Jennings 121
How Free Is Free? The Limits of Manumission for Enslaved Africans in Eighteenth-Century British West Indian Sugar Society / John F. Campbell 143
Manumission in an Entrepot: The Case of Curacao / Willem Wubbo Klooster 161
Sex and Gender in Surinamese Manumissions / Rosemary Brana-Shute 175
Child Abandonment and Foster Care in Colonial Brazil: Expostos and the Free Population of African Descent in Eighteenth-Century Minas Gerais / Mariana L. R. Dantas 197
Manumission, Gender, and the Law in Nineteenth-Century Brazil: Liberata's Legal Suit for Freedom / Keila Grinberg 219
Conflicts over the Meanings of Freedom: The Liberated Africans' Struggle for Final Emancipation in Brazil, 1840s-1860s / Beatriz Gallotti Mamigonian 235
From "No Country!" to "Our Country!" Living Out Manumission and the Boundaries of Rights and Citizenship, 1773-1855 / Scott Hancock 265
"If the rest stay, I will stay; if they go, I will go": How Slaves' Familial Bonds Affected American Colonization Society Manumissions / Eric Burin 291
Manumission and the Two-Race System in Early National Virginia / Eva Sheppard Wolf 309
The Slave Owner's Family and Manumission in the Post-Revolutionary Chesapeake Tidewater: Evidence from Anne Arundel County Wills, 1790-1820 / Sean Condon 339
Liberation in a Rural Context: The Valley of Virginia, 1800-1860 / Ellen Eslinger 363
Index 386
Additional Authors: Brana-Shute, Rosemary, 1944-
Sparks, Randy J
Notes: LCCN: 2008051929
ISBN: 9781570037740 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1570037744 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 277086201
ISBN/ISSN: 9781570037740