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DeLombard deconstructs their trial trope as it evolved throughout the antebellum period, examining the evolving role of African-American voice, agency, and civic identity.
The book gets more controversial in the antebellum period (part two).
Nonetheless, Freedom at Risk presents a compelling glimpse of the problem of kidnapping in the antebellum period.
Certainly, during the antebellum period tradition and habit, if not law, excluded free blacks and slaves, except as servants, from institutions used by the South's white elite and middle classes.
of Central Oklahoma) examines the coverage of national events by predominantly black newspapers in general and four in particular--the Chicago Defender, the Pittsburgh Courier, the Black Dispatch (Oklahoma City), and the Jackson Advocate (Mississippi)--from the beginnings of the black press during the antebellum period and antislavery movement through the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Although many other historians have explored the importance of the Moses story in giving coherence to the slaves' aspiration for freedom in the antebellum period, Professor Glaude does much more.
Some of Foster's most interesting ideas focus on this antebellum period when, she argues, the writings of African American and Anglo-American women diverged, with black women continuing to address promiscuous audiences (composed of men and women) and white women increasingly addressing their texts to female readers.
Large slaveholders, authority did not remain unchallenged in the antebellum period.
88) that became the national yardstick for measuring success, first among white men during the antebellum period, and then casting a wider net in the post-Civil War era; and the other a "culture of surveillance" that some resented as an invasion of privacy but others welcomed as a way to redeem their financial and spiritual selves in an increasingly bureaucratized, market-oriented society.
During the antebellum period, many states began to establish "normal schools" to meet increasing needs for well-trained elementary school teachers.
As Louis Filler pointed out in his 1963 work, A Dictionary of American Social Reform, there was a journal, The Reformer, published in the antebellum period that was opposed to reform: that was its reform agenda.
Thus, he passes over too lightly the social roots of the elitist and egalitarian strands of southern republicanism in the antebellum period and neglects to link these competing political visions to either the movement for secession or the bitter divisions of the Confederate era.
The author divides his study in seven chapters which follow a chronological order, three dealing with the antebellum period and four with the post Civil War period and the early 20th century.
This collection of 27 essays examines its authenticity and the history of its criticism, the space it occupies between the sentimental novel and the slave narrative, the place of the novel in the canon, the influence of the antebellum period on its narrative and themes, the emergence of African American Gothic, and the search for its author.
She is surely right, though, in seeing the anomaly between theory and practice in the approaches taken by clerical leaders to the issue of slavery in the antebellum period and the matter of temperance in the latter decades of the century.