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The Resource Becoming free, becoming Black : race, freedom, and law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana, Alejandro de la Fuente, Ariela J. Gross

Becoming free, becoming Black : race, freedom, and law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana, Alejandro de la Fuente, Ariela J. Gross

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Becoming free, becoming Black : race, freedom, and law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana
Title
Becoming free, becoming Black
Title remainder
race, freedom, and law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana
Statement of responsibility
Alejandro de la Fuente, Ariela J. Gross
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Language
eng
Summary
How did Africans become 'blacks' in the Americas? Becoming Free, Becoming Black tells the story of enslaved and free people of color who used the law to claim freedom and citizenship for themselves and their loved ones. Their communities challenged slaveholders' efforts to make blackness synonymous with slavery. Looking closely at three slave societies - Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana - Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela J. Gross demonstrate that the law of freedom - not slavery - established the meaning of blackness in law. Contests over freedom determined whether and how it was possible to move from slave to free status, and whether claims to citizenship would be tied to racial identity. Laws regulating the lives and institutions of free people of color created the boundaries between black and white, the rights reserved to white people, and the degradations imposed only on black people. -- Publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
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1963-
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Fuente, Alejandro de la
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gross, Ariela Julie,
Series statement
Studies in legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blacks
  • Slavery
  • Blacks
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • America
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Blacks
  • Race relations
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • America
  • Cuba
  • Louisiana
  • Virginia
Label
Becoming free, becoming Black : race, freedom, and law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana, Alejandro de la Fuente, Ariela J. Gross
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"A Negro and by consequence an alien" : local regulations and the making of race, 1500s-1700s -- The "inconvenience" of Black freedom : manumission, 1500s-1700s -- "The natural right of all mankind" : claiming freedom in the Age of Revolution, 1760-1830 -- "Rules ... for their expulsion" : foreclosing freedom, 1830-1860 -- "Not of the same blood" : policing racial boundaries, 1830-1860 -- Conclusion: "Home-born citizens" : the significance of free people of color
Control code
1104859661
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 281 pages
Isbn
9781108480642
Lccn
2019018404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1104859661
Label
Becoming free, becoming Black : race, freedom, and law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana, Alejandro de la Fuente, Ariela J. Gross
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
"A Negro and by consequence an alien" : local regulations and the making of race, 1500s-1700s -- The "inconvenience" of Black freedom : manumission, 1500s-1700s -- "The natural right of all mankind" : claiming freedom in the Age of Revolution, 1760-1830 -- "Rules ... for their expulsion" : foreclosing freedom, 1830-1860 -- "Not of the same blood" : policing racial boundaries, 1830-1860 -- Conclusion: "Home-born citizens" : the significance of free people of color
Control code
1104859661
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 281 pages
Isbn
9781108480642
Lccn
2019018404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1104859661

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