The Resource In the shadow of freedom : the politics of slavery in the national capital, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon

In the shadow of freedom : the politics of slavery in the national capital, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon

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In the shadow of freedom : the politics of slavery in the national capital
Title
In the shadow of freedom
Title remainder
the politics of slavery in the national capital
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few images of early America were more striking, and jarring, than that of slaves in the capital city of the world's most important free republic. Black slaves served and sustained the legislators, bureaucrats, jurists, cabinet officials, military leaders, and even the presidents who lived and worked there. While slaves quietly kept the nation's capital running smoothly, lawmakers debated the place of slavery in the nation, the status of slavery in the territories newly acquired from Mexico, and even the legality of the slave trade in itself. This volume, with essays by some of the most disti
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.8009753
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E445.D6
LC item number
I6 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877
Label
In the shadow of freedom : the politics of slavery in the national capital, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery in the shadow of liberty : the problem of slavery in Congress and the nation's capital / Paul Finkelman -- pt. 1. Congress and slavery in context -- The impact of British abolitionism on American sectionalism / David Brion Davis -- Christian statesmanship, codes of honor, and congressional violence : the antislavery travails and triumphs of Joshua Giddings / James B. Stewart -- Gamaliel Bailey, antislavery journalist and lobbyist / Stanley Harrold -- Saturday nights at the Baileys' : building an antislavery movement in Congress, 1838/1854 / Jonathan Earle -- "A nest of rattlesnakes let loose among them" : congressional debates over women's antislavery petitions, 1835/1845 / Susan Zaeske -- Debating slavery by proxy : the Texas annexation controversy / David Zarefsky -- pt. 2. The politics of slavery in the District of Columbia -- The 1846 retrocession of Alexandria : protecting slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia / A. Glenn Crothers -- "Whether they be ours or no, they may be heirs of the kingdom" : the pursuit of family ties among enslaved people in the District of Columbia / Mary Beth Corrigan -- The 1848 Pearl escape from Washington, D.C. : a convergence of opportunity, motivation, and political action in the nation's capital / Mary K. Ricks -- Celebrating emancipation and contesting freedom in Washington, D.C. / Mitch Kachun
Control code
ocn715301069
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 248 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780821443491
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt1j692r6
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not applicable
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.b26672273
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)715301069
  • jstor0821443496

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