The Resource Forging freedom : Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, (electronic resource)

Forging freedom : Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, (electronic resource)

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Forging freedom : Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston
Title
Forging freedom
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Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston
Statement of responsibility
Amrita Chakrabarti Myers
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Language
eng
Summary
"For black women in antebellum Charleston, freedom was not a static legal category but a fragile and contingent experience. In this deeply researched social history, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers analyzes the ways in which black women in Charleston acquired, defined, and defended their own vision of freedom. Drawing on legislative and judicial materials, probate data, tax lists, church records, family papers, and more, Myers creates detailed portraits of individual women while exploring how black female Charlestonians sought to create a fuller freedom by improving their financial, social, and legal standing. Examining both those who were officially manumitted and those who lived as free persons but lacked official documentation, Myers reveals that free black women filed lawsuits and petitions, acquired property (including slaves), entered into contracts, paid taxes, earned wages, attended schools, and formed familial alliances with wealthy and powerful men, black and white--all in an effort to solidify and expand their freedom. Never fully free, black women had to depend on their skills of negotiation in a society dedicated to upholding both slavery and patriarchy. Forging Freedom examines the many ways in which Charleston's black women crafted a freedom of their own design instead of accepting the limited existence imagined for them by white Southerners"--Provided by publisher
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Myers, Amrita Chakrabarti
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F279.C49
LC item number
N458 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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ebrary
Series statement
Gender and American culture
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  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Freedmen
  • Freedmen
  • Slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • African Americans
  • History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Antislavery movements
  • Freedmen
  • Freedmen
  • Race relations
  • Slaves
  • Social conditions
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • South Carolina
  • United States
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Forging freedom : Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : imagining freedom in the slave South -- City of contrasts : Charleston before the Civil War -- A way out of no way : Black women and manumission -- To survive and thrive : race, sex, and waged labor in the city -- The currency of citizenship : property ownership and Black female freedom -- A tale of two women : the lives of Cecille Cogdell and Sarah Sanders -- A fragile freedom : the story of Margaret Bettingall and her daughters -- Epilogue : the continuing search for freedom
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 267 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781469602592
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt61zwm
System control number
  • (OCoLC)767952992
  • (OCoLC)ocn767952992
Label
Forging freedom : Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : imagining freedom in the slave South -- City of contrasts : Charleston before the Civil War -- A way out of no way : Black women and manumission -- To survive and thrive : race, sex, and waged labor in the city -- The currency of citizenship : property ownership and Black female freedom -- A tale of two women : the lives of Cecille Cogdell and Sarah Sanders -- A fragile freedom : the story of Margaret Bettingall and her daughters -- Epilogue : the continuing search for freedom
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 267 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781469602592
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt61zwm
System control number
  • (OCoLC)767952992
  • (OCoLC)ocn767952992

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