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Fugitive slaves and spaces of freedom in North America

Author: Damian Alan Pargas
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2020]
Series: Southern dissent.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Approaching the period of 1880-1930 in American literature as one in which the processes of rethinking the past were as prevalent as wholly "new" works of art, this collection treats the century's long turn as a site that overtly staged the tension among conflicting sets of values--those of past, present, and the imagined future. As the authors of this collection demonstrate, the literature from the century's turn  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damian Alan Pargas
ISBN: 9780813068367 0813068363 9780813056036 0813056039
OCLC Number: 1154134945
Description: xii, 321 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: spaces of freedom in North America / Damian Alan Pargas --
Black self-emancipation, gradual emancipation, and the underground railroad in the northern colonies and states, 1763-1804 / Graham Russell Gao Hodges --
Revisiting "British principle talk": antebellum black expectations and racism in early Ontario / Gordon S. Barker --
The underground railroad in "Indian country": northwest Ohio, 1795-1843 / Roy E. Finkenbine --
After 1850: reassessing the impact of the fugitive slave law / Matthew Pinsker --
Seeking freedom in the midst of slavery: fugitive slaves in the antebellum south / Damian Alan Pargas --
Illegal but tolerated: slave refugees in Richmond, Virginia, 1800-1860 / Viola Franziska Müller --
Borderland maroons / Sylviane A. Diouf --
Advertising maranda: runaway slaves in texts, 1835-1865 / Kyle Ainsworth --
"Design his course to Mexico": the fugitive slave experience in the Texas-Mexico borderlands, 1850-1853 / Mekala Audain --
Freedom interrupted: runaway slaves and insecure borders in the Mexican northeast / James David Nichols --
The US coastal passage and Caribbean spaces of freedom / Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie.
Series Title: Southern dissent.
Responsibility: edited by Damian Alan Pargas.


Introduces a new way to study the experiences of runaway slaves by defining different 'spaces of freedom' that fugitive slaves inhabited. The book provides a groundbreaking continental view of  Read more...


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An original and complex rendering of the phenomenon of slave flight. . . . Makes an important contribution to the expanding conversation on American slavery."-Journal of American History"Moves the Read more...

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