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The Resource Fractional freedoms : slavery, intimacy, and legal mobilization in colonial Lima, 1600-1700, Michelle A. McKinley, University of Oregon, (electronic resource)

Fractional freedoms : slavery, intimacy, and legal mobilization in colonial Lima, 1600-1700, Michelle A. McKinley, University of Oregon, (electronic resource)

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Fractional freedoms : slavery, intimacy, and legal mobilization in colonial Lima, 1600-1700
Title
Fractional freedoms
Title remainder
slavery, intimacy, and legal mobilization in colonial Lima, 1600-1700
Statement of responsibility
Michelle A. McKinley, University of Oregon
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Fractional Freedoms explores how thousands of slaves in colonial Peru were able to secure their freedom, keep their families intact, negotiate lower self-purchase prices, and arrange transfers of ownership by filing legal claims. Through extensive archival research, Michelle A. McKinley excavates the experiences of enslaved women whose historical footprint is barely visible in the official record. She complicates the way we think about life under slavery and demonstrates the degree to which slaves were able to exercise their own agency, despite being ensnared by the Atlantic slave trade. Enslaved women are situated as legal actors who had overlapping identities as wives, mothers, mistresses, wet-nurses and day-wage domestics, and these experiences within the urban working environment are shown to condition their identities as slaves. Although the outcomes of their lawsuits varied, Fractional Freedoms demonstrates how enslaved women used channels of affection and intimacy to press for liberty and prevent the generational transmission of enslavement to their children
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McKinley, Michelle A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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  • Slavery
  • Women slaves
  • Marriage law
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Fractional freedoms : slavery, intimacy, and legal mobilization in colonial Lima, 1600-1700, Michelle A. McKinley, University of Oregon, (electronic resource)
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 Oct 2016)
Contents
Introduction -- Litigating Liberty -- Conjugal Chains -- Dangerous Dependencies -- Freedom at the Font -- Till Death Do Us Part -- Buyer Beware -- Conclusion
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ssib029573537
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316718216
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib029573537
Label
Fractional freedoms : slavery, intimacy, and legal mobilization in colonial Lima, 1600-1700, Michelle A. McKinley, University of Oregon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 27 Oct 2016)
Contents
Introduction -- Litigating Liberty -- Conjugal Chains -- Dangerous Dependencies -- Freedom at the Font -- Till Death Do Us Part -- Buyer Beware -- Conclusion
Control code
ssib029573537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781316718216
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib029573537

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