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The Resource Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Camillia Cowling, The University of North CarolinaPress Chapel Hill

Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Camillia Cowling, The University of North CarolinaPress Chapel Hill

Label
Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro
Title
Conceiving freedom
Title remainder
women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro
Statement of responsibility
Camillia Cowling, The University of North CarolinaPress Chapel Hill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Conceiving Freedom, Camillia Cowling shows how gender shaped urban routes to freedom for the enslaved during the process of gradual emancipation in Cuba and Brazil, which occurred only after the rest of Latin America had abolished slavery and even after the American Civil War. Focusing on late nineteenth-century Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Cowling argues that enslaved women played a dominant role in carving out freedom for themselves and their children through the courts. Cowling examines how women, typically illiterate but with access to scribes, instigated myriad successful petitions for emancipation, often using "free-womb" laws that declared that the children of enslaved women were legally free. She reveals how enslaved women's struggles connected to abolitionist movements in each city and the broader Atlantic World, mobilizing new notions about enslaved and free womanhood. She shows how women conceived freedom and then taught the "free-womb" generation to understand and shape the meaning of that freedom. Even after emancipation, freed women would continue to use these claims-making tools as they struggled to establish new spaces for themselves and their families in post emancipation society"--
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Cowling, Camillia
Dewey number
306.362082
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Label
Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Camillia Cowling, The University of North CarolinaPress Chapel Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Gender, Law, and Urban Slavery -- Sites of Enslavement, Spaces of Freedom : Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic Cities of Havana and Rio de Janeiro -- The Law Is Final, Excellent Sir : Slave Law, Gender, and Gradual Emancipation -- Part II. Seeking Freedom -- As a Slave Woman and as a Mother : Law, Jurisprudence, and Rhetoric in Stories from Women's Claims-Making -- Exaggerated and Sentimental? : Engendering Abolitionism in the Atlantic World -- I Wish to Be in This City : Women and the Quest for Urban Freedom -- Part III. Conceiving Freedom -- Enlightened Mothers of Families or Competent Domestic Servants? : Elites Imagine the Meanings of Freedom -- She Was Now a Free Woman : Ex-Slave Women and the Meanings of Urban Freedom -- My Mother Was Free-Womb, She Wasn't a Slave : Conceiving Freedom -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: Conceiving Citizenship
Control code
FIEb17629585
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 326 pages
Isbn
9781469610870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)858914311
Label
Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Camillia Cowling, The University of North CarolinaPress Chapel Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Gender, Law, and Urban Slavery -- Sites of Enslavement, Spaces of Freedom : Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic Cities of Havana and Rio de Janeiro -- The Law Is Final, Excellent Sir : Slave Law, Gender, and Gradual Emancipation -- Part II. Seeking Freedom -- As a Slave Woman and as a Mother : Law, Jurisprudence, and Rhetoric in Stories from Women's Claims-Making -- Exaggerated and Sentimental? : Engendering Abolitionism in the Atlantic World -- I Wish to Be in This City : Women and the Quest for Urban Freedom -- Part III. Conceiving Freedom -- Enlightened Mothers of Families or Competent Domestic Servants? : Elites Imagine the Meanings of Freedom -- She Was Now a Free Woman : Ex-Slave Women and the Meanings of Urban Freedom -- My Mother Was Free-Womb, She Wasn't a Slave : Conceiving Freedom -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: Conceiving Citizenship
Control code
FIEb17629585
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 326 pages
Isbn
9781469610870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)858914311

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