The Resource Family bonds : free Blacks and re-enslavement law in antebellum Virginia, Ted Maris-Wolf

Family bonds : free Blacks and re-enslavement law in antebellum Virginia, Ted Maris-Wolf

Label
Family bonds : free Blacks and re-enslavement law in antebellum Virginia
Title
Family bonds
Title remainder
free Blacks and re-enslavement law in antebellum Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Ted Maris-Wolf
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Between 1854 and 1864, more than a hundred free African Americans in Virginia proposed to enslave themselves and, in some cases, their children. Ted Maris-Wolf explains this phenomenon as a response to state legislation that forced free African Americans to make a terrible choice: leave enslaved loved ones behind for freedom elsewhere or seek a way to remain in their communities, even by renouncing legal freedom. Maris-Wolf paints an intimate portrait of these people whose lives, liberty, and use of Virginia law offer new understandings of race and place in the upper South. Maris-Wolf shows how free African Americans quietly challenged prevailing notions of racial restriction and exclusion, weaving themselves into the social and economic fabric of their neighborhoods and claiming, through unconventional or counterintuitive means, certain basic rights of residency and family. Employing records from nearly every Virginia county, he pieces together the remarkable lives of Watkins Love, Jane Payne, and other African Americans who made themselves essential parts of their communities and, in some cases, gave up their legal freedom in order to maintain family and community ties." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NjRocCCS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maris-Wolf, Ted
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KFV2801.6.S55
LC item number
M37 2015
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
  • Free African Americans
  • Slavery
  • Freedmen
  • African American families
  • African Americans
Target audience
specialized
Label
Family bonds : free Blacks and re-enslavement law in antebellum Virginia, Ted Maris-Wolf
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
©2016 Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-307) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Freedom bound in a new republic -- Black clients, white attorneys -- The Doswell brothers demand a law -- Family and freedom in the neighborhood -- To Liberia and back -- Family bonds and Civil War -- The barber of Boydton -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (324 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, map.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Family bonds : free Blacks and re-enslavement law in antebellum Virginia, Ted Maris-Wolf
Publication
Distribution
Note
©2016 Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-307) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Freedom bound in a new republic -- Black clients, white attorneys -- The Doswell brothers demand a law -- Family and freedom in the neighborhood -- To Liberia and back -- Family bonds and Civil War -- The barber of Boydton -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (324 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, map.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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