Item Details

Appealing for Liberty: Freedom Suits in the South

Loren Schweninger
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9780190664282, 0190664282
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, 1831-1861.
Description
x, 428 pages ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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