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Slave law and the politics of resistance in the early Atlantic world, Edward B. Rugemer

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Slave law and the politics of resistance in the early Atlantic world
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Slave law and the politics of resistance in the early Atlantic world
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Edward B. Rugemer
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eng
Summary
The success of the English colony of Barbados in the seventeenth century, with its lucrative sugar plantations and enslaved African labor, spawned the slave societies of Jamaica in the western Caribbean and South Carolina on the American mainland. These became the most prosperous slave economies in the Anglo-American Atlantic, despite the rise of enlightened ideas of liberty and human dignity. Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World reveals the political dynamic between slave resistance and slaveholders' power that marked the evolution of these societies. Edward Rugemer shows how this struggle led to the abolition of slavery through a law of British Parliament in one case and through violent civil war in the other. In both Jamaica and South Carolina, a draconian system of laws and enforcement allowed slave masters to maintain control over the people they enslaved, despite resistance and recurrent slave revolts. Brutal punishments, patrols, imprisonment, and state-sponsored slave catchers formed an almost impenetrable net of power. Yet slave resistance persisted, aided and abetted by rising abolitionist sentiment and activity in the Anglo-American world. In South Carolina, slaveholders exploited newly formed levers of federal power to deflect calls for abolition and to expand slavery in the young republic. In Jamaica, by contrast, whites fought a losing political battle against Caribbean rebels and British abolitionists who acted through Parliament. Rugemer's comparative history spanning two hundred years of slave law and political resistance illuminates the evolution and ultimate collapse of slave societies in the Atlantic World.--
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1971-
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Rugemer, Edward Bartlett
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slave insurrections
  • Slave insurrections
  • Slavery
  • Slave insurrections
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Barbados
  • Great Britain
  • Jamaica
  • South Carolina
  • United States
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Slave law and the politics of resistance in the early Atlantic world, Edward B. Rugemer
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references 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
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: At the heart of slavery -- England's first slave society, Barbados -- Animate capital -- The domestication of slavery in South Carolina -- The militarization of slavery in Jamaica -- The transformation of slavery's politics -- The slaveholders retrench -- The political significance of slave resistance
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780674982994
Lccn
2018013048
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1028584235
Label
Slave law and the politics of resistance in the early Atlantic world, Edward B. Rugemer
Publication
Copyright
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
Prologue: At the heart of slavery -- England's first slave society, Barbados -- Animate capital -- The domestication of slavery in South Carolina -- The militarization of slavery in Jamaica -- The transformation of slavery's politics -- The slaveholders retrench -- The political significance of slave resistance
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780674982994
Lccn
2018013048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1028584235

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