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The faces of freedom : the manumission and emancipation of slaves in Old World and New World slavery /
edited by Marc Kleijwegt.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.
description
xiii, 289 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
900415082X (alk. paper), 9789004150829 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.
isbn
900415082X (alk. paper)
9789004150829 (alk. paper)
general note
"Originally delivered as papers at the second ICHOS-conference held at the University of Nottingham in September of 2001 under the title Freed slaves: Exclusion or Integration"--Ack.
catalogue key
5995168
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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This volume is concerned with examining the histories of freed slaves in a variety of slave societies in the ancient and modern world, ranging from ancient Rome to the southern States of the US, the Caribbean, and Brazil to Africa in the aftermath of emancipation in the 20th century.
Description for Reader
All those interested in the world history of slavery and comparative history, as well as historians in general.
Main Description
This volume is concerned with examining the histories of freed slaves in a variety of slave societies in the ancient and modern world, ranging from ancient Rome to the southern states of the US, the Caribbean, and Brazil to Africa in the aftermath of emancipation in the twentieth century. The aim of this work is to present a comparative forum for the study of freedpeople. By identifying what is separate and what is universal about freedpeople it hopes to add to a better understanding of the role and impact of manumission and emancipation in different slave societies.Contributors include: Valentina Arena, Steeve Buckridge, Mariana Dantas, Marc Kleijwegt, Martin Klein, Rita Reynolds, Chandima Wickramasinghe, Swithin Wilmot, and Nigel Worden.
Main Description
This volume is concerned with the histories of freed slaves in a variety of slave societies in the ancient and modern world, ranging from ancient Rome to the southern States of the US, the Caribbean, and Brazil to Africa in the aftermath of emancipation in the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
List of Illustrations and Tablesp. xv
Emancipation and Manumission in Old and New World Slavery
Freedpeople: A Brief Cross-cultural Historyp. 3
Freedpeople in a Slave Society
Liberti and Libertas: A Call for Civic Freedomp. 71
Freed Slaves, Self-presentation and Corporate Identity in the Roman Worldp. 89
Redemption of Slaves in Ancient Sri Lankap. 117
Wealthy Free Women of Colour in Charleston, South Carolina, during Slaveryp. 137
Inheritance Practices among Individuals of African Origin and Descent in Eighteenth-century Minas Gerais, Brazilp. 153
Freedpeople After Emancipation
Coercion and Freedom in the Cape Colony, 1652-1856p. 185
"We not slave again": Enslaved Jamaicans in Early Freedom, 1838-1865p. 215
Dress: From Slavery to Freedom among Jamaican Colonised Women, 1790-1890p. 233
After Slavery in French West Africa: The Problem of the Invisible Slavep. 265
Indexp. 287
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