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Nominal Slavery, Free People of Colour and Enslavement Requests: Slavery and Freedom at the ‘Edges’ of the Regime in the Antebellum South

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In 1856, Virginia became the first Southern state to formalize legislation on so called ‘ voluntary slavery’ (the term is contentious), in keeping with its reputation as a torchbearer for laws about enslavement. Before this time...

To ‘make a good Mistress to my servants’: Unmasking the Meaning of Maternalism in Colonial South Carolina

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In 1745, Eliza Lucas Pinckney drew up a series of resolutions among which she promised to ‘make a good wife to my dear Husband’, to ‘be a good Mother to my children’ and to ‘make a good Mistress to my servants’. She further vowed to treat...

‘A question between hiring and selling’: Slave Leasing at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, 1780–1830

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In 1828, Thomas Jefferson’s sister, Anne Scott Jefferson Marks, was on her deathbed, having lived in the North Octagonal Room at Monticello for seventeen years. By the summer, Jefferson’s granddaughter, Cornelia Randolph, reported that ‘her...

Keeper of the Keys: Creole Management of a Nineteenth-Century French Plantation in New Orleans

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In 1818, Henri de Ste-Gême left Louisiana forever and returned to his native castle of Bagen in south-western France, about sixty miles west of Toulouse. He left behind several pieces of urban property (land and houses) in New Orleans...

Gilbert Hunt, the City Blacksmith: Slavery, Freedom and Fame in Antebellum Richmond, Virginia

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

eBooks

...For the first three decades of his life, Gilbert Hunt (1780?–1863) was enslaved. He worked as a blacksmith in Richmond, Virginia. Because the life of city slaves offered fewer restrictions and more opportunities to earn money on the side...