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Black litigants in the antebellum American South

Author: Kimberly M Welch
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
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"This work explores free and enslaved African Americans' involvement in a broad range of civil actions in the Natchez district of Mississippi and Louisiana between 1800 and 1860. Though the antebellum southern courts have long been understood as institutions supporting the class interests and the racial ideologies of the planter and merchant elite, Kimberly Welch shows how black litigants found ways to advocate for  Read more...
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Welch, Kimberly M.
Black litigants in the antebellum American South.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017026939
(OCoLC)990778129
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly M Welch
ISBN: 9781469636467 1469636468 9781469636450 146963645X
OCLC Number: 1017758110
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Half Title --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: A Bind of Their Own Making --
PART ONE --
1 Telling Stories --
2 The Rhetoric of Reputation --
3 Advocacy --
PART TWO --
4 Your Word Is your Bond --
5 The Sanctity of Property --
6 Subjects of Selfhood --
7 For Family and Property --
Afterword: From Property to Plessy --
Appendix: Researching Black Litigants --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
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Series Title: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: Kimberly M. Welch.

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Based on new research conducted in courthouse basements and storage sheds in rural Mississippi and Louisiana, Kimberly Welch draws on over 1,000 examples of free and enslaved black litigants who used  Read more...

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Anyone who reads Welch's work will be richly rewarded." --Canadian Journal of History A remarkably well-researched and truly startling history.--Journal of American History

 
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