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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

Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Camillia Cowling

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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
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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
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HT1076
LC item number
.C69 2013 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • Havana (Cuba)
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Antislavery movements
  • Race relations
  • Women slaves
  • Brazil
  • Cuba
Label
Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Camillia Cowling
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Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
861692793
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 326 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469610894
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt4cf7x1
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861692793
Label
Conceiving freedom : women of color, gender, and the abolition of slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Camillia Cowling
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
861692793
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 326 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469610894
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4cf7x1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861692793

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