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Slavery's metropolis : unfree labor in New Orleans during the age of revolutions / Rashauna Johnson (Dartmouth College).

Author:
Johnson, Rashauna [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xxi, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series:
Cambridge studies on the African diaspora
Summary note:
  • "New Orleans is an iconic city, which was once located at the crossroads of early America and the Atlantic World. New Orleans became a major American metropolis as its slave population exploded; in the early nineteenth century, slaves made up one-third of the urban population. In contrast to our typical understanding of rural, localized, isolated bondage in the emergent Deep South, daily experiences of slavery in New Orleans were global, interconnected, and transient. Slavery's Metropolis uses slave circulations through New Orleans between 1791 and 1825 to map the social and cultural history of enslaved men and women and the rapidly shifting city, nation, and world in which they lived. Investigating emigration from the Caribbean to Louisiana during the Haitian Revolution, commodity flows across urban-rural divides, multiracial amusement places, the local jail, and freedom-seeking migrations to Trinidad following the War of 1812, it remaps the history of slavery in modern urban society"-- Provided by publisher.
  • "This book is about everyday life across lines of empire, color, race, and status, but it also offers a novel analysis of a critical epoch in world history. In a little over three decades, the United States went from a collection of British colonies to a sovereign and imperialistic "nation among nations." The Haitian Revolution became a model for black freedom and an omen for the slaveholding Americas"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-229) and index.
Contents:
Revolutionary spaces -- Market spaces -- Neighborhood spaces -- Penal spaces -- Atlantic spaces.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9781107133716 ((hardback))
  • 1107133718 ((hardback))
LCCN:
2016026285
OCLC:
947795148
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