Slavery and freedom in Texas : stories fromthe courtroom, 1821-1871 (eBook, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Slavery and freedom in Texas : stories fromthe courtroom, 1821-1871

Author: Jason A Gillmer
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Southern legal studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"[This book offers] glimpses into Texas society in the time of slavery. Each story unfolds along boundaries--between men and women, slave and free, black and white, rich and poor, old and young--as rigid social orders are upset in ways that drive people into the courtroom. One case involves a settler in a rural county along the Colorado River, his thirty-year relationship with an enslaved woman, and the claims of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Ressources Internet
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason A Gillmer
ISBN: 0820351334 0820351636 9780820351322 0820351326 9780820351339 9780820351636
OCLC Number: 1013515264
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 245 pages) : maps.
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Half Title""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""CONTENTS""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""INTODUCTION White Slaves and Ownership Rights in Central Texas""; ""CHAPTER ONE Sex, Race, and Family on the Gulf Coast""; ""CHAPTER TWO Slave Resistance and Class Conflict in the Redlands""; ""CHAPTER THREE A Free Family of Color on the Borderland""; ""CHAPTER FOUR Lawyers and Slaves on Galveston Island""; ""CONCLUSTION Telling Stories of Slavery and Freedom""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I"" ""J""""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""
Series Title: Southern legal studies.
Responsibility: Jason A. Gillmer.

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In these absorbing accounts of five court cases, Jason A. Gilmer offers intimate glimpses into Texas society in the time of slavery. Each story unfolds along boundaries - between men and women, slave  Read more...

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