The Resource Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Camillia Cowling

Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Camillia Cowling

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Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro
Title
Conceiving freedom
Title remainder
women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro
Statement of responsibility
Camillia Cowling
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Conceiving Freedom, Camillia Cowling shows how gender shaped urban routes to freedom for the enslaved during the process of gradual emancipation in Cuba and Brazil, which occurred only after the rest of Latin America had abolished slavery and even after the American Civil War. Focusing on late nineteenth-century Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Cowling argues that enslaved women played a dominant role in carving out freedom for themselves and their children through the courts. Cowling examines how women, typically illiterate but with access to scribes, instigated myriad successful petitions for emancipation, often using "free-womb" laws that declared that the children of enslaved women were legally free. She reveals how enslaved women's struggles connected to abolitionist movements in each city and the broader Atlantic World, mobilizing new notions about enslaved and free womanhood. She shows how women conceived freedom and then taught the "free-womb" generation to understand and shape the meaning of that freedom. Even after emancipation, freed women would continue to use these claims-making tools as they struggled to establish new spaces for themselves and their families in post emancipation society"--
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Cowling, Camillia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1076
LC item number
.C69 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • HeinOnline UNC Press law publications
  • HeinOnline slavery in America and the world: history, culture & law
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Camillia Cowling
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©2016 Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-308) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 326 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Camillia Cowling
Publication
Distribution
Note
©2016 Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-308) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 326 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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