North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color

North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color
Author: William L. Byrd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 9780788433269
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color Book Excerpt:

These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents.

Varieties of Southern Religious History

Varieties of Southern Religious History
Author: Regina D. Sullivan,Monte Harrell Hampton
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 1611174899
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Varieties of Southern Religious History Book Excerpt:

Comprising essays written by former students of Donald G. Mathews, a distinguished historian of religion in the South, Varieties of Southern Religious History offers rich insight into the social and cultural history of the United States. Fifteen essays, edited by Regina D. Sullivan and Monte Harrell Hampton, offer fresh and insightful interpretations in the fields of U. S. religious history, women's history, and African American history from the colonial era to the twentieth century. Emerging scholars as well as established authors examine a range of topics on the cultural and social history of the South and the religious history of the United States. Essays on new topics include a consideration of Kentucky Presbyterians and their reaction to the rising pluralism of the early nineteenth century. Gerald Wilson offers an analysis of anti-Catholic bias in North Carolina during the twentieth century, and Mary Frederickson examines the rhetoric of death in contemporary correspondence. There are also reinterpretations of subjects such as late-eighteenth-century Ohio Valley missionaries Lorenzo and Peggy Dow, a recontextualization of Millerism, and new scholarship on the appeal of spiritualism in the South. Historians of U.S. women examine how individuals struggled with gender conventions in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Robert Martin and Cheryl Junk, touching on how women struggled with the gender convictions, discuss Anne Wittenmyer and Frances Bumpass, respectively, demonstrating how religious ideology both provided space for these women to move into new roles and yet limited their activities to specific realms. Emily Bingham offers a study of how her forebear Henrietta Bingham challenged gender roles in the early twentieth century. Historians of African American history offer provocative revisions of key topics. Larry Tise explores the complex religious, social, and political issues faced by late-eighteenth-century slaveholding Quakers. Monte Hampton traces the transition of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, from a biracial congregation to an all-black church by 1835. Wayne Durrill and Thomas Mainwaring present reinterpretations of well-studied subjects: the Nat Turner rebellion and the Underground Railroad. This collection provides fresh insight into a variety of topics in honor of Donald G. Mathews and his legacy as a scholar of southern religion.

New Voyages to Carolina

New Voyages to Carolina
Author: Larry E. Tise,Jeffrey J. Crow
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2017-09-14
ISBN: 1469634600
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Voyages to Carolina Book Excerpt:

New Voyages to Carolina offers a bold new approach for understanding and telling North Carolina's history. Recognizing the need for such a fresh approach and reflecting a generation of recent scholarship, eighteen distinguished authors have sculpted a broad, inclusive narrative of the state's evolution over more than four centuries. The volume provides new lenses and provocative possibilities for reimagining the state's past. Transcending traditional markers of wars and elections, the contributors map out a new chronology encompassing geological realities; the unappreciated presence of Indians, blacks, and women; religious and cultural influences; and abiding preferences for industrial development within the limits of "progressive" politics. While challenging traditional story lines, the authors frame a candid tale of the state's development. Contributors: Dorothea V. Ames, East Carolina University Karl E. Campbell, Appalachian State University James C. Cobb, University of Georgia Peter A. Coclanis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Stephen Feeley, McDaniel College Jerry Gershenhorn, North Carolina Central University Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Yale University Patrick Huber, Missouri University of Science and Technology Charles F. Irons, Elon University David Moore, Warren Wilson College Michael Leroy Oberg, State University of New York, College at Geneseo Stanley R. Riggs, East Carolina University Richard D. Starnes, Western Carolina University Carole Watterson Troxler, Elon University Bradford J. Wood, Eastern Kentucky University Karin Zipf, East Carolina University

Southern Slaves in Free State Courts

Southern Slaves in Free State Courts
Author: Paul Finkelman
Publsiher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Total Pages: 1704
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1584777389
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Slaves in Free State Courts Book Excerpt:

Southern Slaves in Free State Courts: The Pamphlet Literature. New York: Garland, 1988. 3 Vols. 1,704 pp. With a New Introduction by Paul Finkelman. Reprinted 2007, 2013 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. Set ISBN-13: 9781584777380. Set ISBN-10:1584777389. Hardcover. New. 34 Pamphlets reprinted in fascimile, in 3 volumes, with a New Introduction by Paul Finkelman: 1. Francis Hargrave. An Argument in the Case of James Sommersett aNegro, Lately Determined by the Court of King's Bench: Wherein it is Attempted to Demonstrate the Present Unlawfulness of Domestic Slavery in England. To Which is Prefixed a State of the Case. London, 1772. 82pp. 2. Edward Long. Candid Reflections Upon the Judgement Lately Awarded by the Court of King's Bench, in Westminster-Hall, on What is Commonly Called the Negro Cause, by a Planter. London, 1772. 76 pp. 3. Britannia Libera, or a Defence of the Free State of Man in England, Against the Claim of Any Man There as a Slave. London, 1772. 47 pp. 4. Samuel Estwick. Considerations on the Negro Cause Commonly so Called, Addressed to the Right Honorable Lord Mansfield. London, 1763. [96] pp. 5. A Letter to Philo Africanus, Upon Slavery; In Answer to His of the 22nd of November, in the General Evening Post, Together With the Opinions of Sir John Strange, and Other Eminent Lawyers Upon This Subject, With the Sentence of Lord Mansfield, in the Case of Somerset and Knowles, 1772, With His Lordship's Explanation of That Opinion in 1786. London, 1788. 40 pp. 6. John Haggard. The Judgment of the Right Hon. Lord Stowell, Respecting the Slavery of the Mongrel Woman, Grace, On An Appeal From The Vice-Admirality Court of Antigua. London, 1827. [50] pp. 7. Considerations on Certain Remarks on the Negro Slavery and Abolition Questions, in Lord Stowell's Judgment in the Case of the Slave "Grace." By a Briton. Newcastle, 1827. 18 pp. 8. Case of the Slave-Child Med. Report of the Arguments of Counsel and of the Opinion of the Court, in the Case of Commonwealth vs. Aves;Tried and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Boston, 1836. 40 pp. Please contact us for a complete list of titles contained in these three volumes. Originally published as a part of the series Slavery, Race, and the American Legal System, 1700-1872, this set contains facsimiles of 34 rare pamphlets relating to court cases involving the status of slaves in non-slave jurisdictions, including Somerset v. Stewart (1772) and Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857). As in the companion set Fugitive Slaves and American Courts, some pamphlets were part of the public debate over judicial decisions. Others used a case to promote the antislavery cause or, in some instances, support or justify slavery.

Living Indian Histories

Living Indian Histories
Author: Gerald M. Sider
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780807855065
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Indian Histories Book Excerpt:

With more than 40,000 registered members, the Lumbee Indians are the ninth largest tribe in the United States and the largest east of the Mississippi River. Yet, despite the tribe's size, the Lumbee lack full federal recognition and their history has been

North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color

North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color
Author: William L. Byrd,John H. Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780788422898
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color Book Excerpt:

These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents.

City of Refuge

City of Refuge
Author: Marcus P. Nevius
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2020-02-01
ISBN: 0820356417
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Refuge Book Excerpt:

City of Refuge is a story of petit marronage, an informal slave’s economy, and the construction of internal improvements in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina. The vast wetland was tough terrain that most white Virginians and North Carolinians considered uninhabitable. Perceived desolation notwithstanding, black slaves fled into the swamp’s remote sectors and engaged in petit marronage, a type of escape and fugitivity prevalent throughout the Atlantic world. An alternative to the dangers of flight by way of the Underground Railroad, maroon communities often neighbored slave-labor camps, the latter located on the swamp’s periphery and operated by the Dismal Swamp Land Company and other companies that employed slave labor to facilitate the extraction of the Dismal’s natural resources. Often with the tacit acceptance of white company agents, company slaves engaged in various exchanges of goods and provisions with maroons—networks that padded company accounts even as they helped to sustain maroon colonies and communities. In his examination of life, commerce, and social activity in the Great Dismal Swamp, Marcus P. Nevius engages the historiographies of slave resistance and abolitionism in the early American republic. City of Refuge uses a wide variety of primary sources—including runaway advertisements; planters’ and merchants’ records, inventories, letterbooks, and correspondence; abolitionist pamphlets and broadsides; county free black registries; and the records and inventories of private companies—to examine how American maroons, enslaved canal laborers, white company agents, and commission merchants shaped, and were shaped by, race and slavery in an important region in the history of the late Atlantic world.

African Americans in Mercer County

African Americans in Mercer County
Author: Roland Barksdale-Hall
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780738565019
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Americans in Mercer County Book Excerpt:

African Americans in Mercer County have a legacy spanning two centuries of progress. Runaway slaves secreted along stations of the Underground Railroad to Liberia, a settlement founded by Richard Travis. Deep religious convictions provided fertile ground for development of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion connection, known as the Freedom Church, and Pandenarium, an experimental colony of manumitted slaves. In the 20th century, southern migrants found employment in the steel industry and became institution builders. William Hunter Dammond, the first African American graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, found employment as a draftsman. The Twin City Elks of Farrell, a unifying force, was the largest fraternal group in Pennsylvania for two decades. Beginning in 1807 with Thomas Bronson, who acquired 200 acres along the Shenango River near Wheatland, through the culmination of today's Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration, African Americans in Mercer County chronicles a people's ongoing journey to freedom.

The Colored Hero of Harper s Ferry

The  Colored Hero  of Harper s Ferry
Author: Steven Lubet
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN: 131635220X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Colored Hero of Harper s Ferry Book Excerpt:

On the night of Sunday, October 16, 1859, hoping to bring about the eventual end of slavery, radical abolitionist John Brown launched an armed attack at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Among his troops, there were only five black men, who have largely been treated as little more than 'spear carriers' by Brown's many biographers and other historians of the antebellum era. This book brings one such man, John Anthony Copeland, directly to center stage. Copeland played a leading role in the momentous Oberlin slave rescue, and he successfully escorted a fugitive to Canada, making him an ideal recruit for Brown's invasion of Virginia. He fought bravely at Harpers Ferry, only to be captured and charged with murder and treason. With his trademark lively prose and compelling narrative style, Steven Lubet paints a vivid portrait of this young black man who gave his life for freedom.

Voices of the African American Experience 3 Volumes

Voices of the African American Experience  3 Volumes
Author: Lionel C. Bascom
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2009-03-20
ISBN: 0313343489
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of the African American Experience 3 Volumes Book Excerpt:

From early accounts of free blacks in the Colonies to slave narratives recorded by Works Progress Administration employees in the 1930s to a recent speech by Senator Barack Obama, this collection offers a treasure trove of carefully selected primary documents from and concerning African Americans. It is among the largest and widest-ranging collection of documents on the entire African American experience in print. Voices of the African American Experience provides access to fresh voices from history until today in more than 130 documents. Examples include speeches, articles, mission statements, ephemera, testimony, letters, sermons, prayers, spirituals/songs, slave narratives, memoirs, essays, interviews, and more. Key official documents and important communications from noted African Americans are of course present, while making the words of ordinary African Americans from the past easily accessible to the general public. Each document is introduced and contextualized, making this set especially valuable and helpful in student research.

Equal Protection of the Laws in North Carolina

Equal Protection of the Laws in North Carolina
Author: United States Commission on Civil Rights. North Carolina Advisory Committee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1962
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: African Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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North Carolina General Assembly Sessions Records

North Carolina General Assembly Sessions Records
Author: William L. Byrd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780788419638
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

North Carolina General Assembly Sessions Records Book Excerpt:

These pages contain a wealth of information transcribed from obscure and fragile, original documents housed at the North Carolina General Assembly Sessions Records at the North Carolina State Archives. Every attempt has been made to transcribe the complete collection, including partial or fragmented documents. The wide variety of documents transcribed includes: Magistrates or Special Courts for slaves, owner's claims for executed slaves, runaway slaves, outlawed slaves, slave rebellion, clandestine trading with slaves, hiring of slaves, petitions relative to the Revolutionary War, importation of slaves from the Caribbean and Africa, Quaker petitions, emancipation petitions, and many other diverse records. All races are represented in these records-slaves, free mulattoes, free Blacks, and Whites. These records are teeming with intrigue of every description. They abound with murder, poison, rape, conspiracy, angry pilots, clandestine dealings with slaves, pious Quakers, slaves from Africa, greed, and last, but not least, the ordinary people themselves. Records are grouped by: General Assembly Sessions, 1709-1782, and 1783-1789; Secretary of State papers (Magistrate Courts); and Court Martial (Lt. William Lyle.) A Table of Cases for the Magistrates Courts records, and the laws relative to the Magistrates Courts (1715-1825) are provided in the appendices. A full name plus subject index further enhances this excellent resource. This is Mr. Byrd's sixth book with Heritage Books.

Equal Protection of the Laws in North Carolina

Equal Protection of the Laws in North Carolina
Author: United States. Civil Rights Commission
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 251
Release: 1962
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Race Relations at the Margins

Race Relations at the Margins
Author: Jeff Forret
Publsiher: LSU Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2006-07-01
ISBN: 0807131458
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Relations at the Margins Book Excerpt:

Covering a broad geographic scope from Virginia to South Carolina between 1820 and 1860, Jeff Forret scrutinizes relations among rural poor whites and slaves, a subject previously unexplored and certainly under-reported. Forret’s findings challenge historians’ long-held assumption that mutual violence and animosity characterized the two groups’ interactions; he reveals that while poor whites and slaves sometimes experienced bouts of hostility, often they worked or played in harmony and camaraderie. Race Relations at the Margins is remarkable for its focus on lower-class whites and their dealings with slaves outside the purview of the master. Race and class, Forret demonstrates, intersected in unique ways for those at the margins of southern society, challenging the belief that race created a social cohesion among whites regardless of economic status. As Forret makes apparent, colonial-era flexibility in race relations never entirely disappeared despite the institutionalization of slavery and the growing rigidity of color lines. His book offers a complex and nuanced picture of the shadowy world of slave–poor white interactions, demanding a refined understanding and new appreciation of the range of interracial associations in the Old South.

Before Harlem

Before Harlem
Author: Ajuan Maria Mance
Publsiher: Univ Tennessee Press
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN: 1621902021
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before Harlem Book Excerpt:

Despite important recovery and authentication efforts during the last twenty-five years, the vast majority of nineteenth-century African American writers and their work remain unknown to today’s readers. Moreover, the most widely used anthologies of black writing have established a canon based largely on current interests and priorities. Seeking to establish a broader perspective, this collection brings together a wealth of autobiographical writings, fiction, poetry, speeches, sermons, essays, and journalism that better portrays the intellectual and cultural debates, social and political struggles, and community publications and institutions that nurtured black writers from the early 1800s to the eve of the Harlem Renaissance. As editor Ajuan Mance notes, previous collections have focused mainly on writing that found a significant audience among white readers. Consequently, authors whose work appeared in African American–owned publications for a primarily black audience—such as Solomon G. Brown, Henrietta Cordelia Ray, and T. Thomas Fortune—have faded from memory. Even figures as celebrated as Frederick Douglass and Paul Laurence Dunbar are today much better known for their “cross-racial” writings than for the larger bodies of work they produced for a mostly African American readership. There has also been a tendency in modern canon making, especially in the genre of autobiography, to stress antebellum writing rather than writings produced after the Civil War and Reconstruction. Similarly, religious writings—despite the centrality of the church in the everyday lives of black readers and the interconnectedness of black spiritual and intellectual life—have not received the emphasis they deserve. Filling those critical gaps with a selection of 143 works by 65 writers, Before Harlem presents as never before an in-depth picture of the literary, aesthetic, and intellectual landscape of nineteenth-century African America and will be a valuable resource for a new generation of readers.

Southern Slavery and the Law 1619 1860

Southern Slavery and the Law  1619 1860
Author: Thomas D. Morris
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2004-01-21
ISBN: 0807864307
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southern Slavery and the Law 1619 1860 Book Excerpt:

This volume is the first comprehensive history of the evolving relationship between American slavery and the law from colonial times to the Civil War. As Thomas Morris clearly shows, racial slavery came to the English colonies as an institution without strict legal definitions or guidelines. Specifically, he demonstrates that there was no coherent body of law that dealt solely with slaves. Instead, more general legal rules concerning inheritance, mortgages, and transfers of property coexisted with laws pertaining only to slaves. According to Morris, southern lawmakers and judges struggled to reconcile a social order based on slavery with existing English common law (or, in Louisiana, with continental civil law.) Because much was left to local interpretation, laws varied between and even within states. In addition, legal doctrine often differed from local practice. And, as Morris reveals, in the decades leading up to the Civil War, tensions mounted between the legal culture of racial slavery and the competing demands of capitalism and evangelical Christianity.

Revised Code of North Carolina Enacted by the General Assembly at the Session of 1854

Revised Code of North Carolina  Enacted by the General Assembly at the Session of 1854
Author: North Carolina,Bartholomew Figures Moore,Asa Biggs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 760
Release: 1855
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wilmington North Carolina to 1861

Wilmington  North Carolina  to 1861
Author: Alan D. Watson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2003-01-02
ISBN: 0786414278
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wilmington North Carolina to 1861 Book Excerpt:

Of America's thirteen original colonies, North Carolina was one of the most rural, its urban population miniscule and its maritime commerce severely limited--except in the town of Wilmington. Prior to the Civil War, the coastal town was North Carolina's largest urban area and principal seaport, with shipping as the mainstay of the local economy. Wilmington indeed was a singular place in colonial and antebellum North Carolina. This book presents the history of Wilmington from its founding and development to the eve of the Civil War. Part I traces Wilmington's history from the incorporation of the town in 1739-40 to 1789, when North Carolina joined the newly formed United States of America. This section focuses on the confused and disputed origins of Wilmington, life in a colonial urban setting, the growing importance of the port, and town governance. Part II expands upon the preceding topics for the years 1789 to 1861. It also examines the economic development of the port, the wide variety of social activities, the growth of the African American population, and Wilmington's role in state and national politics.

The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States

The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States
Author: John Codman Hurd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 868
Release: 1862
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Conflict of laws
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Implosion

Implosion
Author: Morris F. Britt
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN: 1387132253
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implosion Book Excerpt:

This Book was over a dozen years in the making and represents the most comprehensive and documented history of the Lumbee/Tuscarora of the Greater Lumbee Settlement. It compares and contrasts the mixed tribe Lumbees with other tribes in the State of North Carolina and those in South Carolina and Virginia.