Becoming free, becoming Black : race, freedom, and law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana / Alejandro de la Fuente, Ariela J. Gross.

Author
Fuente, Alejandro de la, 1963- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Description
xiv, 281 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Author
Series
Studies in legal history [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • "A Negro and by consequence an alien" : local regulations and the making of race, 1500s-1700s
  • The "inconvenience" of Black freedom : manumission, 1500s-1700s
  • "The natural right of all mankind" : claiming freedom in the Age of Revolution, 1760-1830
  • "Rules ... for their expulsion" : foreclosing freedom, 1830-1860
  • "Not of the same blood" : policing racial boundaries, 1830-1860
  • Conclusion: "Home-born citizens" : the significance of free people of color.
ISBN
  • 9781108480642
  • 1108480640
LCCN
2019018404
OCLC
1104859661
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