EDITED: Rogers and Lesueur on Manumission and Slavery in Europe and the Americas

New edited volume by Dominique Rogers and Boris Lesueur, via Karthala:

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EDITED: Scully and Patton on Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World

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Pamela Scully and Diana Paton, eds. Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World. Duke University Press, 2005.

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BOOK CHAPTER: Rogers and King on Women of Color in 18th Century Saint-Domingue

Dominique Rogers and Stewart King. “Housekeepers, Merchants, Rentières: Free Women of Color in the Port Cities of Saint-Domingue, 1750-1790.” In Women in Port: Gendering Communities, Economies, and Social Networks in Atlantic Port Cities, 1500-1800, edited by Douglas Catterall and Jody Campbell, 357–98. BRILL, 2012.

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ARTICLE: Undurraga on Slaves’ Use of Honor in Chile

Carolina González Undurraga, “Los usos del honor por esclavos y esclavas: del cuerpo injuriado al cuerpo liberado (Chile, 1750-1823),” Nuevo Mundo Mundos Nuevos [En línea], Coloquios, Puesto en línea el 10 septiembre 2012, consultado el 08 octubre 2012. URL : http://nuevomundo.revues.org/2869.

(English) Abstract:

This paper tries to explain one of the strategies used by slaves – men or women – and their families when they asked formal justice to be freed or sold : honour. Slaves strategically reinterpreted codes of honor in order to give them cultural legitimacy. We can assume that the body is the privileged place for honor in the slave population, as the violation of their rights, which is interpreted as a violation of their bodies, usually affects the body. Body’s wounds then help to support the accusations against the master for bad treatment, and become one of the principal arguments for selling and for freedom requests.

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