From Slavery to Emancipation in the Atlantic World
This collection examines the effects of slavery and emancipation on race, class and gender in societies of the American South, the Caribbean, Latin America and West Africa. The contributors discuss what slavery has to teach us about patterns of adjustment and change, black identity and the extent to which enslaved peoples succeeded in creating a dynamic world of interaction between the Americas. They examine how emancipation was defined, how it affected attitudes towards slavery, patterns of labour usage and relationships between workers as well as between workers and their former owners.
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Women Work and Labour
A Most Useful and Valuable People? Cultural
Reflections on Slavery Freedom
Returning from the cotton fields in South Carolina c 1874
Liberty Place Historical Memory
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African Americans Allada Angola antebellum April asafo Atlantic Bahamas Baton Rouge Battle bayou Benin Beninois Benjamin Lewis Berbice Brazil Brazilian British brotherhoods Cambridge University Press Cape Coast Castle Caribbean century City White League city's Civil collective Colonial Office committee cotton Crescent City White culture Democratic economy ed.l eds.l election elite Elmina castle emancipation enslaved estates European ex-slave flogging former slaves Freedmen Freedom Ghana Ghanaians Governor History Huey Long Ibid John Knights of Labor Kongo labour Lafourche Parish liberated Africans Liberty Place Louisiana State University Mary memory of slavery military Mississippi mobilization monument museum November organization Orleans Times-Democrat Ouidah owners Parkerson Picayune plantation planters police political polling Portugal Portuguese punishment Reconstruction Report Republican rituals role September Fourteenth Slave Coast slave dungeons slave trade slave workers slavery social South Carolina Southern strike Terrebonne Parish Thibodaux Thibodaux Sentinel town tradition Trinidad wages White League William women YMDA York