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The Resource Appealing for liberty : freedom suits in the South, Loren Schweninger

Appealing for liberty : freedom suits in the South, Loren Schweninger

Label
Appealing for liberty : freedom suits in the South
Title
Appealing for liberty
Title remainder
freedom suits in the South
Statement of responsibility
Loren Schweninger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dred Scott and his landmark Supreme Court case are ingrained in the national memory, but he was just one of multitudes who appealed for their freedom in courtrooms across the country. Appealing for Liberty is the most comprehensive study to give voice to these African Americans, drawing from more than 2,000 suits and from the testimony of more than 4,000 plaintiffs from the Revolutionary era to the Civil War. Through the petitions, evidence, and testimony introduced in these court proceedings, the lives of the enslaved come sharply and poignantly into focus, as do many other aspects of southern society such as the efforts to preserve and re-unite black families. This book depicts in graphic terms, the pain, suffering, fears, and trepidations of the plaintiffs while discussing the legal systemlawyers, judges, juries, and testimonythat made judgments on their "causes," as the suits were often called
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schweninger, Loren
Dewey number
342.7308/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
Label
Appealing for liberty : freedom suits in the South, Loren Schweninger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
African American women and the genealogy of slavery -- Slave plaintiffs and the law -- Slave plaintiffs and the courts -- Manumission by wills and deeds -- Term slaves -- Descendants of free women -- The question of residency -- A journey toward freedom -- Runaways -- Husbands and wives -- Mothers and children -- Lawyers and their slave clients -- The Vass slaves of Virginia, 1831-1860
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 428 pages
Isbn
9780190664282
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2018000828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020299641
Label
Appealing for liberty : freedom suits in the South, Loren Schweninger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
African American women and the genealogy of slavery -- Slave plaintiffs and the law -- Slave plaintiffs and the courts -- Manumission by wills and deeds -- Term slaves -- Descendants of free women -- The question of residency -- A journey toward freedom -- Runaways -- Husbands and wives -- Mothers and children -- Lawyers and their slave clients -- The Vass slaves of Virginia, 1831-1860
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 428 pages
Isbn
9780190664282
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2018000828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020299641

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