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Author Schafer, Judith Kelleher, 1942-

Title Becoming free, remaining free : manumission and enslavement in New Orleans, 1846-1862 / Judith Kelleher Schafer.

Imprint Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University, c2003.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  F379.N59 N445 2003    Available  ---
Description xxiv, 204 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-184) and index.
Contents Laws governing manumission, 1807-1857 -- Suing for freedom: slaves in transit -- "Voleur de negres": the strange career of Jean Charles David -- Contracting for freedom and self-purchase -- Freeing slaves by will -- Manumission in New Orleans, 1855-1857 -- The struggle to stay free -- Kidnapping free people of color -- Being in the state in contravention of the law -- Desperation and self-enslavement.
Subject Slaves -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century.
Free African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 0807128805 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0807128627 (alk. paper)