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The Resource Moral contagion : black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America, Michael A. Schoeppner, University of Maine, Farmington

Moral contagion : black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America, Michael A. Schoeppner, University of Maine, Farmington

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Moral contagion : black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America
Title
Moral contagion
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black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America
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Michael A. Schoeppner, University of Maine, Farmington
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eng
Summary
"Between 1822 and 1857, eight Southern states barred the ingress of all free black maritime workers. According to lawmakers, they carried a "moral contagion" of abolitionism and black autonomy that could be transmitted to local slaves. Those seamen who arrived in Southern ports in violation of the laws faced incarceration, corporal punishment, an incipient form of convict leasing, and even punitive enslavement. The sailors, their captains, abolitionists, and British diplomatic agents protested this treatment. They wrote letters, published tracts, cajoled elected officials, pleaded with Southern officials, and litigated in state and federal courts. By deploying a progressive and sweeping notion of national citizenship - one that guaranteed a number of rights against state regulation - they exposed the ambiguity and potential power of national citizenship as a legal category. Ultimately, the Fourteenth Amendment recognized the robust understanding of citizenship championed by antebellum free people of color, by people afflicted with "moral contagion.""--
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Schoeppner, Michael A
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Studies in legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Free African Americans
  • Free blacks
  • Merchant mariners, Black
  • United States
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Southern States
  • United States
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Moral contagion : black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America, Michael A. Schoeppner, University of Maine, Farmington
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Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Florida, 2010) issued under title: Navigating the dangerous Atlantic : black sailors, racial quarantines, and U.S. constitutionalism
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781108455121
Lccn
2018039930
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1047773192
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Moral contagion : black Atlantic sailors, citizenship, and diplomacy in antebellum America, Michael A. Schoeppner, University of Maine, Farmington
Publication
Note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Florida, 2010) issued under title: Navigating the dangerous Atlantic : black sailors, racial quarantines, and U.S. constitutionalism
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245) 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781108455121
Lccn
2018039930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1047773192

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