Taking former masters to court: civil cases between former masters and slaves in the US South, 1865–1899

@article{Milewski2019TakingFM,
  title={Taking former masters to court: civil cases between former masters and slaves in the US South, 1865–1899},
  author={Melissa Milewski},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  year={2019},
  volume={40},
  pages={240 - 255}
}
ABSTRACT This essay analyses the trial records of civil cases between former slaves and their former slaveholders between 1865 and 1899 to consider the different, often competing, ways in which these parties portrayed the antebellum and postbellum worlds. In courtrooms around the post-war South, former slaves and former masters wove diverging narratives about slavery, capitalism and labor, family and authority, and sexual violence. Litigants sought to leverage these tales and their interlinked… Expand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 41 REFERENCES
Reconstructing "Free Woman": African-American Women, Apprenticeship, and Custody Rights during Reconstruction
A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration
  • D. Montgomery
  • Political Science
  • International Labor and Working-Class History
  • 2006
Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America
Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery
Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877
Dwelling Place : A Plantation Epic
...
1
2
3
4
5
...