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The freedom of speech : talk and slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean world

Author: Miles Ogborn
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. ©2019
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The institution of slavery has always depended on enforcing the boundaries between slaveholders and the enslaved. As historical geographer Miles Ogborn reveals in The Freedom of Speech, across the Anglo-Caribbean world the fundamental distinction between freedom and bondage relied upon the violent policing of the spoken word. Offering a compelling new lens on transatlantic slavery, this book gathers rich historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ogborn, Miles.
Freedom of Speech : Talk and Slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean World.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miles Ogborn
ISBN: 022665771X 9780226657714
OCLC Number: 1120689451
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Abbreviations --
INTRODUCTION. With One Little Blast of Their Mouths: Speech, Humanity, and Slavery --
ONE. On Our Bare Word: Oath Taking, Evidence Giving, and the Law --
TWO. The Deliberative Voice: Politics, Speech, and Liberty --
THREE. Master, I Can Cure You: Talking Plants in the Sugar Islands --
FOUR. They Must Be Talked to One to One: Speaking with the Spirits --
FIVE. They Talk about Free: Abolition, Freedom, and the Politics of Speech --
Last Words --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index
Responsibility: Miles Ogborn.

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The institution of slavery has always depended on enforcing the boundaries between slaveholders and the enslaved. As historical geographer Miles Ogborn reveals in The Freedom of Speech, across the Anglo-Caribbean world the fundamental distinction between freedom and bondage relied upon the violent policing of the spoken word. Offering a compelling new lens on transatlantic slavery, this book gathers rich historical data from Barbados, Jamaica, and Britain to delve into the complex relationships between voice, slavery, and empire. From the most "idian encounters to formal rules of what counted as evidence in court, the battleground of slavery lay in who could speak and under what conditions. But, as Ogborn shows through keen attention to both the traces of talk and the silences in the archives, if enslavement as a legal status could be made by words, it could be unmade by them as well. A deft interrogation of the duality of domination, The Freedom of Speech offers a rich interpretation of oral cultures that both supported and constantly threatened to undermine the slave system.

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