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Research Note: Slave Hiring in Texas

Studies the practice of slave hiring in antebellum Texas, based on local probate records. Slave hiring by comparatively wealthier individuals in Texas; Participation of nonslaveholders in the slave system; Increase in popular support ...

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Mastering Emotions: The Emotional Politics of Slavery

Steeped in the mode of sentimentalism, which encouraged people to reflect upon and articulate their feelings, slaveholders revealed how they felt about their slaves, and how they believed their slaves felt, in diaries, wills, and even...

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Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida

Using a variety of sources such as slaveholders' wills and probate records, ledgers, account books, court records, oral histories, and numerous newspaper accounts, Larry Eugene Rivers discusses the historical significance of Florida a...

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On Slavery's Border: Missouri's Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815–1865 (review)

Burke concentrates on five diverse counties (Chariton, Clay, Cooper, Marion, and Ste. Genevieve) and utilizes diaries, letters, church and government records, slave-rental agreements,... The greatest strength of Burke’s book is her ...

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Living the the Hydra - The documentation of slavery and the slave trade in Federal records

Living the the Hydra - The documentation of slavery and the slave trade in Federal recordsreact-text: 166 Although slaveholding southerners and Catholics in general had little in common, both groups found themselves relentlessly attac...

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This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South

Owens' fascinating study explores the personality and behavior of the slave within the context of what it meant to be a slave. Based on a variety of plantation records, diaries, slave narratives, travelers' accounts, and other items ...

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Suing the master: Slave litigation as resistance in eighteenth-century Louisiana

Century Louisiana" explores slaves' manipulation of colonial laws and courts to secure legal freedom for themselves and their extended families, often in the face of slaveholder resistance...Drawing on French, Spanish, and English lan...

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"A Sad Epoch in the Life of a Slave Girl": The Sexual Exploitation of Enslaved Women and its Impact on Slaveholding and Enslaved Com...

White men's sexual relations with female slaves also proved disruptive to slaveholding households and marriages. Court records and slaveholders' personal correspondence reveal that because of their social status as patriarchs and head...

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An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821-1865 (review)

In analyzing the economic and legal aspects of slavery, the author suggests that Texas slaveholders profited from the labor of their bondsmen , sustained their cotton plantations and ...A wide range of sources, from plantation papers,...

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Divided mastery: slave hiring in the American South

Martin reveals how the unique triangularity of slave hiring created slaves with two masters, thus transforming the customary polarity of master-slave relationships. Drawing upon slaveholders' letters, slave narratives, interviews with...

Stars: 66 Updated: February 21st,2018

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