The Resource Black litigants in the antebellum American South, Kimberly M. Welch, (electronic resource)

Black litigants in the antebellum American South, Kimberly M. Welch, (electronic resource)

Label
Black litigants in the antebellum American South
Title
Black litigants in the antebellum American South
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly M. Welch
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the antebellum Natchez district, in the heart of slave country, black people sued white people in all-white courtrooms. They sued to enforce the terms of their contracts, recover unpaid debts, recuperate back wages, and claim damages for assault. They sued in conflicts over property and personal status. And they often won. Based on new research conducted in courthouse basements and storage sheds in rural Mississippi and Louisiana, Kimberly Welch draws on over 1,000 examples of free and enslaved black litigants who used the courts to protect their interests and reconfigure their place in a tense society. To understand their success, Welch argues that we must understand the language that they used--the language of property, in particular--to make their claims recognizable and persuasive to others and to link their status as owner to the ideal of a free, autonomous citizen. In telling their stories, Welch reveals a previously unknown world of black legal activity, one that is consequential for understanding the long history of race, rights, and civic inclusion in America
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Welch, Kimberly M
Dewey number
305.896/073075
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Actions and defenses
  • Actions and defenses
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Black litigants in the antebellum American South, Kimberly M. Welch, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12045480
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12045480
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12045480
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12045480
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Black litigants in the antebellum American South, Kimberly M. Welch, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12045480
Publication
Distribution
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
Control code
MWT12045480
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12045480
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12045480
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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