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Forging freedom: : Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, (ebook)

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Forging freedom: : Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston
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Forging freedom:
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Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston
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Amrita Chakrabarti Myers
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eng
Summary
For black women in antebellum Charleston, freedom was not a static legal category but a fragile and contingent experience. In this deeply researched social history, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers analyzes the ways in which black women in Charleston acquired, defined, and defended their own vision of freedom. Drawing on legislative and judicial materials, probate data, tax lists, church records, family papers, and more, Myers creates detailed portraits of individual women while exploring how black female Charlestonians sought to create a fuller freedom by improving their financial, social, and legal standing. Examining both those who were officially manumitted and those who lived as free persons but lacked official documentation, Myers reveals that free black women filed lawsuits and petitions, acquired property (including slaves), entered into contracts, paid taxes, earned wages, attended schools, and formed familial alliances with wealthy and powerful men, black and white--all in an effort to solidify and expand their freedom. Never fully free, black women had to depend on their skills of negotiation in a society dedicated to upholding both slavery and patriarchy. Forging Freedom examines the many ways in which Charleston's black women crafted a freedom of their own design instead of accepting the limited existence imagined for them by white Southerners
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Myers, Amrita Chakrabarti
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305.48/8960730757915
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Gender and American culture
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  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Freedmen
  • Freedmen
  • Slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • African Americans
  • Electronic books
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Charleston (S.C.)
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adult
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Forging freedom: : Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, (ebook)
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9780807869093
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MWT11709996
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Forging freedom: : Black women and the pursuit of liberty in antebellum Charleston, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807869093
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11709996
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11709996
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MWT11709996
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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