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Slavery and freedom in Texas : stories from the courtroom, 1821-1871, Jason A. Gillmer

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Slavery and freedom in Texas : stories from the courtroom, 1821-1871
Title
Slavery and freedom in Texas
Title remainder
stories from the courtroom, 1821-1871
Statement of responsibility
Jason A. Gillmer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"[This book offers] glimpses into Texas society in the time of slavery. Each story unfolds along boundaries--between men and women, slave and free, black and white, rich and poor, old and young--as rigid social orders are upset in ways that drive people into the courtroom. One case involves a settler in a rural county along the Colorado River, his thirty-year relationship with an enslaved woman, and the claims of their children as heirs. A case in East Texas arose after an owner refused to pay an overseer who had shot one of her slaves. Another case details how a free family of color carved out a life in the sparsely populated marshland of Southeast Texas, only to lose it all as waves of new settlers "civilized" the county. An enslaved woman in Galveston who was set free in her owner's will--and who got an uncommon level of support from her attorneys--is the subject of another case. In a Central Texas community, as another case recounts, citizens forced a Choctaw native into court in an effort to gain freedom for his slave, a woman who easily "passed" as white. The cases considered here include Gaines v. Thomas, Clark v. Honey, Brady v. Price, and Webster v. Heard. All of them pitted communal attitudes and values against the exigencies of daily life in an often harsh place. Here are real people in their own words, as gathered from trial records, various legal documents, and many other sources. People of many colors, from diverse backgrounds, weave their way in and out of the narratives. We come to know what mattered most to them--and where those personal concerns stood before the law."--
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Gillmer, Jason A.,
Dewey number
342.76408/7
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • legal cases and notes
Series statement
Southern legal studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Freedmen
  • Slaveholders
  • Slavery
  • Trials
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Slavery and freedom in Texas : stories from the courtroom, 1821-1871, Jason A. Gillmer
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Half Title""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""CONTENTS""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""INTODUCTION White Slaves and Ownership Rights in Central Texas""; ""CHAPTER ONE Sex, Race, and Family on the Gulf Coast""; ""CHAPTER TWO Slave Resistance and Class Conflict in the Redlands""; ""CHAPTER THREE A Free Family of Color on the Borderland""; ""CHAPTER FOUR Lawyers and Slaves on Galveston Island""; ""CONCLUSTION Telling Stories of Slavery and Freedom""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""
  • ""J""""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
on1011357178
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 245 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820351322
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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maps
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1011357178
Label
Slavery and freedom in Texas : stories from the courtroom, 1821-1871, Jason A. Gillmer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • ""Cover""; ""Half Title""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""CONTENTS""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""INTODUCTION White Slaves and Ownership Rights in Central Texas""; ""CHAPTER ONE Sex, Race, and Family on the Gulf Coast""; ""CHAPTER TWO Slave Resistance and Class Conflict in the Redlands""; ""CHAPTER THREE A Free Family of Color on the Borderland""; ""CHAPTER FOUR Lawyers and Slaves on Galveston Island""; ""CONCLUSTION Telling Stories of Slavery and Freedom""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""
  • ""J""""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""V""; ""W""
Control code
on1011357178
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820351322
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1011357178

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