The Resource Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel, Edlie L. Wong, (electronic resource)

Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel, Edlie L. Wong, (electronic resource)

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Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel
Title
Neither fugitive nor free
Title remainder
Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel
Statement of responsibility
Edlie L. Wong
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Studies lawsuits to gain freedom for slaves on the grounds of their having traveled to free territory, starting with Somerset v. Stewart (England, 1772), Commonwealth v. Aves (Massachussetts, 1836), Dred Scott v. Sanford, and cases brought questioning the legitimacy of Negro Seamen Acts in the antebellum coastal South. These lawsuits and accounts of them are compared to fugitive slave narratives to shed light on both. The differing impact of freedom obtained from such suits for men and women (women could claim that their children were free, once they were judged free) is examined
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digitized
Cataloging source
CN8ML
Dewey number
810.9/3552
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HT851
  • PS217.S55
LC item number
W66 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel, Edlie L. Wong, (electronic resource)
Publication
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  • OldControl:muse9780814795460
  • "Multi-User"
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: traveling slaves and the geopolitics of freedom -- Emancipation after "the Laws of Englishmen" -- Choosing kin in antislavery literature and law -- Gender of freedom before Dred Scott -- Crime of color in the Negro Seaman Acts -- Conclusion: fictions of free travel
Control code
ocn794701112
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 337 p. :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814795460
Issuing body
Made available online by Project Muse
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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ill
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22573/ctt8jzvft
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.b32866604
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not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794701112
  • jstor794701112
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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