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The Resource Bonds of citizenship : law and the labors of emancipation, Hoang Gia Phan

Bonds of citizenship : law and the labors of emancipation, Hoang Gia Phan

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Bonds of citizenship : law and the labors of emancipation
Title
Bonds of citizenship
Title remainder
law and the labors of emancipation
Statement of responsibility
Hoang Gia Phan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this study of literature and law from the constitutional founding through the Civil War, Hoang Gia Phan demonstrates how American citizenship and civic culture were profoundly transformed by the racialized material histories of free, enslaved, and indentured labor. Bonds of Citizenship illuminates the historical tensions between the legal paradigms of citizenship and contract, and in the emergence of free labor ideology in American culture. Phan argues that in the age of emancipation the cultural attributes of free person-hood became identified with the legal rights and privileges of the citizen, and that individual freedom thus became identified with the nation-state. He situates the emergence of American citizenship and the American novel within the context of Atlantic slavery and Anglo-American legal culture, placing early American texts by Hector St. John de Crèvecœur, Benjamin Franklin, and others alongside Black Atlantic texts by Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano. Beginning with a revisionary reading of the Constitution's "slavery clauses," Phan recovers indentured servitude as a transitional form of labor bondage that helped define the key terms of modern U.S. citizenship: mobility, volition, and contract. Situated at the nexus of literary criticism, legal studies, and labor history, Bonds of Citizenship challenges the founding fiction of a pro-slavery Constitution central to American letters and legal culture. Book jacket
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DLC
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Phan, Hoang Gia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF482
LC item number
.P48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
America and the long 19th century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship
  • Slavery
  • Indentured servants
  • Social structure
  • Slavery in literature
  • Citizenship in literature
  • Master and servant in literature
Label
Bonds of citizenship : law and the labors of emancipation, Hoang Gia Phan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : "A man from another country" : citizenship and the bonds of labor
  • Bound by law : apprenticeship and the culture of 'free' labor
  • Civic virtues : narrative form and the trial of character in early America
  • Fugitive bonds : contract and the culture of constitutionalism
  • Hereditary bondsman : Frederick Douglass and the spirit of the law
  • "If man will strike" : Moby Dick and the letter of the law
  • Conclusion : the labors of emancipation : founded law and freedom defined
Control code
809421377
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9780814771709
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012035343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809421377
Label
Bonds of citizenship : law and the labors of emancipation, Hoang Gia Phan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : "A man from another country" : citizenship and the bonds of labor
  • Bound by law : apprenticeship and the culture of 'free' labor
  • Civic virtues : narrative form and the trial of character in early America
  • Fugitive bonds : contract and the culture of constitutionalism
  • Hereditary bondsman : Frederick Douglass and the spirit of the law
  • "If man will strike" : Moby Dick and the letter of the law
  • Conclusion : the labors of emancipation : founded law and freedom defined
Control code
809421377
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9780814771709
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012035343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809421377

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