Runaway and Freed Missouri Slaves and Those Who Helped Them, 1763-1865
McFarland, 1. jan. 2004 - 214 strani
From the beginning of French rule of Missouri in 1720 through this state's abolition of slavery in 1865, liberty was always the goal of the vast majority of its enslaved people. The presence in eastern Kansas of a host of abolitionists from New England made slaveholding risky business. Mennonites and Quakers had voiced their detestation of human bondage long before the United States existed. A number of devout persons served time in the Missouri state penitentiary for slave stealing.
Based largely on old newspapers, prison records, pardon papers, and other archival materials, this book is an account of the legal and physical obstacles that slaves faced in their quest for freedom and of the consequences suffered by persons who tried to help them. It looks at the widely held belief in slave states that African Americans thoroughly enjoyed being owned and that they only left their owners because they were enticed by abolitionists. It is an overview of attitudes toward slavery in early American abolitionist writings and the institution's protection in both the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution. It discusses the experiences of particular individuals such as Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave and seamstress who became Mary Todd Lincoln's best friend after President Lincoln's assassination. It also examines the Underground Railroad on Missouri's borders. Four appendices provide details from two Spanish colonial census reports, a list of abolitionist prison inmates with details about their time served, and the percentages of African Americans still in bondage in 16 jurisdictions from 1820 to 1860.
Mnenja - Napišite recenzijo
Na običajnih mestih nismo našli nobenih recenzij.
The Background of Slavery in Missouri
Winners and Losers
Free Negroes and Mulattoes
Slave John Anderson and CanadianEnglish Justice
Abolitionist Prison Inmates
Missouris Western Front
Druge izdaje - Prikaži vse
Runaway and Freed Missouri Slaves and Those who Helped Them, 1763-1865
Harriet C. Frazier
Prikaz kratkega opisa - 2004
abolitionist American Anderson appeared attempted authority became believed bondpersons border born Brown Canada Chapter Charles City concerning contained continued convicted County crime death described died earlier early escape father five former four free black free Negroes free persons freed freedom French fugitive slaves George governor History Illinois Indian inmates James John judge June jury Kansas known later least listed lived Louis Louisiana male March masters miles Missouri Missouri Supreme Court months mother mulatto Negro never newspaper Ohio owner pardon passed persons of color Platte population prison probably punishment Railroad received records regarding remained residence River rule runaway sentenced served slavery souri South Spanish story Supreme Court Territory Thomas trial United Virginia western wife woman women write wrote York