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The Resource Black litigants in the antebellum American South, Kimberly M. Welch

Black litigants in the antebellum American South, Kimberly M. Welch

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Black litigants in the antebellum American South
Title
Black litigants in the antebellum American South
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly M. Welch
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This work explores free and enslaved African Americans' involvement in a broad range of civil actions in the Natchez district of Mississippi and Louisiana between 1800 and 1860. Though the antebellum southern courts have long been understood as institutions supporting the class interests and the racial ideologies of the planter and merchant elite, Kimberly Welch shows how black litigants found ways to advocate for themselves even within a racist system. To understand their success, Welch argues that we must understand the language that they used--the language of property, in particular. Because private property and slavery were fundamentally linked in the minds of slave owners, the term 'property' contained a group of metaphors that underwrote a set of white, male claims about autonomy, membership, citizenship, and personhood"--
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Welch, Kimberly M
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Actions and defenses
  • Actions and defenses
  • Actions and defenses
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
Label
Black litigants in the antebellum American South, Kimberly M. Welch
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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
Introduction: A bind of their own making -- Telling stories -- The rhetoric of reputation -- Advocacy -- Your word is your bond -- The sanctity of property -- Subjects of selfhood -- For the family -- Afterword: From property to Plessy -- Appendix: Researching black litigants
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages
Isbn
9781469636436
Lccn
2017026939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990778129
Label
Black litigants in the antebellum American South, Kimberly M. Welch
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
Introduction: A bind of their own making -- Telling stories -- The rhetoric of reputation -- Advocacy -- Your word is your bond -- The sanctity of property -- Subjects of selfhood -- For the family -- Afterword: From property to Plessy -- Appendix: Researching black litigants
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages
Isbn
9781469636436
Lccn
2017026939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990778129

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