Fugitive slaves and spaces of freedom in North America / edited by Damian Alan Pargas
- Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 
- Physical Description:
- xii, 321 pages ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Pargas, Damian Alan
- Southern dissent
- Introduction: spaces of freedom in North America / Damian Alan Pargas -- Black self-emancipation, gradual emancipation, and the underground railroad in the northern colonies and states, 1763-1804 / Graham Russell Gao Hodges -- Revisiting "british principle talk": antebellum black expectations and racism in early Ontario / Gordon S. Barker -- The underground railroad in "Indian country": northwest Ohio, 1795-1843 / Roy E. Finkenbine -- After 1850: reassessing the impact of the fugitive slave law / Matthew Pinsker -- Seeking freedom in the midst of slavery: fugitive slaves in the antebellum south / Damian Alan Pargas -- Illegal but tolerated: slave refugees in Richmond, Virginia, 1800-1860 / Viola Franziska Müller -- Borderland maroons / Sylviane A. Diouf -- Advertising maranda: runaway slaves in texas, 1835-1865 / Kyle Ainsworth -- "Design his course to Mexico": the fugitive slave experience in the Texas-Mexico borderlands, 1850-1853 / Mekala Audain -- Freedom interrupted: runaway slaves and insecure borders in the Mexican northeast / James David Nichols -- The US coastal passage and Caribbean spaces of freedom / Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie.
- Approaching the period of 1880-1930 in American literature as one in which the processes of rethinking the past were as prevalent as wholly "new" works of art, this collection treats the century's long turn as a site that overtly staged the tension among conflicting sets of values--those of past, present, and the imagined future. As the authors of this collection demonstrate, the literature from the century's turn is irreducible to the characteristics either of the nineteenth or the twentieth centuries; rather, it is literature of dual practices and multiple values that embodies elastic qualities of historical plurality--a true literature in transition.
- 9780813056036 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0813056039 hardcover ; alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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