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The Resource Moral contagion : black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America, Michael A. Schoeppner, (electronic resource)

Moral contagion : black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America, Michael A. Schoeppner, (electronic resource)

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Moral contagion : black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America
Title
Moral contagion
Title remainder
black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Schoeppner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1822 and 1857, eight Southern states barred the ingress of all free black maritime workers. According to lawmakers, they carried a 'moral contagion' of abolitionism and black autonomy that could be transmitted to local slaves. Those seamen who arrived in Southern ports in violation of the laws faced incarceration, corporal punishment, an incipient form of convict leasing, and even punitive enslavement. The sailors, their captains, abolitionists, and British diplomatic agents protested this treatment. They wrote letters, published tracts, cajoled elected officials, pleaded with Southern officials, and litigated in state and federal courts. By deploying a progressive and sweeping notion of national citizenship - one that guaranteed a number of rights against state regulation - they exposed the ambiguity and potential power of national citizenship as a legal category. Ultimately, the Fourteenth Amendment recognized the robust understanding of citizenship championed by Antebellum free people of color, by people afflicted with 'moral contagion'
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UkCbUP
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Schoeppner, Michael A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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  • Free African Americans
  • Free Blacks
  • Merchant mariners, Black
  • United States
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Moral contagion : black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America, Michael A. Schoeppner, (electronic resource)
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jan 2019)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The Atlantic's Dangerous Undercurrents; 2. Containing a Moral Contagion, 1822-1829; 3. The Contagion Spreads, 1829-1833; 4. Confronting a Pandemic, 1834-1842; 5. "Foreign" Emissaries and Rights Discourse, 1842-1847; 6. Sacrificing Black Citizenship, 1848-1859; 7. From the Decks to the Jails to Assembly Halls: Black Sailors, Their Communities, and the Fight for Black Citizenship; Epilogue
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ssib035315402
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108695404
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib035315402
Label
Moral contagion : black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America, Michael A. Schoeppner, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 17 Jan 2019)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. The Atlantic's Dangerous Undercurrents; 2. Containing a Moral Contagion, 1822-1829; 3. The Contagion Spreads, 1829-1833; 4. Confronting a Pandemic, 1834-1842; 5. "Foreign" Emissaries and Rights Discourse, 1842-1847; 6. Sacrificing Black Citizenship, 1848-1859; 7. From the Decks to the Jails to Assembly Halls: Black Sailors, Their Communities, and the Fight for Black Citizenship; Epilogue
Control code
ssib035315402
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108695404
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035315402

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