The Resource In the Shadow of Freedom : The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon, (electronic resource)

In the Shadow of Freedom : The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon, (electronic resource)

Label
In the Shadow of Freedom : The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital
Title
In the Shadow of Freedom
Title remainder
The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Few images of early America were more striking, and jarring, than that of slaves in the capital city of the world's most important free republic. Black slaves served and sustained the legislators, bureaucrats, jurists, cabinet officials, military leaders, and even the presidents who lived and worked there. While slaves quietly kept the nation's capital running smoothly, lawmakers debated the place of slavery in the nation, the status of slavery in the territories newly acquired from Mexico, and even the legality of the slave trade in itself. This volume, with essays by some of the
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Cataloging source
MdBmJHUP
Dewey number
305.8009753
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E445.D6
LC item number
I6 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1948-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • United States Capitol Historical Society
  • Kennon, Donald R.
  • Finkelman, Paul
Series statement
Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Antislavery movements
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States
Label
In the Shadow of Freedom : The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Papers from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society meeting held in 2006
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Slavery in the shadow of liberty : the problem of slavery in Congress and the nation's capital / Paul Finkelman -- pt. 1. Congress and slavery in context -- The impact of British abolitionism on American sectionalism / David Brion Davis -- Christian statesmanship, codes of honor, and congressional violence : the antislavery travails and triumphs of Joshua Giddings / James B. Stewart -- Gamaliel Bailey, antislavery journalist and lobbyist / Stanley Harrold -- Saturday nights at the Baileys' : building an antislavery movement in Congress, 1838/1854 / Jonathan Earle -- "A nest of rattlesnakes let loose among them" : congressional debates over women's antislavery petitions, 1835/1845 / Susan Zaeske -- Debating slavery by proxy : the Texas annexation controversy / David Zarefsky -- pt. 2. The politics of slavery in the District of Columbia -- The 1846 retrocession of Alexandria : protecting slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia / A. Glenn Crothers -- "Whether they be ours or no, they may be heirs of the kingdom" : the pursuit of family ties among enslaved people in the District of Columbia / Mary Beth Corrigan -- The 1848 Pearl escape from Washington, D.C. : a convergence of opportunity, motivation, and political action in the nation's capital / Mary K. Ricks -- Celebrating emancipation and contesting freedom in Washington, D.C. / Mitch Kachun
Extent
1 online resource (257 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821443491
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2670000000079669
  • (EBL)1743711
  • (OCoLC)715301069
  • (SSID)ssj0000470261
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11335278
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000470261
  • (PQKBWorkID)10429467
  • (PQKB)11569317
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1743711
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse2868
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000079669
Label
In the Shadow of Freedom : The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Papers from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society meeting held in 2006
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Slavery in the shadow of liberty : the problem of slavery in Congress and the nation's capital / Paul Finkelman -- pt. 1. Congress and slavery in context -- The impact of British abolitionism on American sectionalism / David Brion Davis -- Christian statesmanship, codes of honor, and congressional violence : the antislavery travails and triumphs of Joshua Giddings / James B. Stewart -- Gamaliel Bailey, antislavery journalist and lobbyist / Stanley Harrold -- Saturday nights at the Baileys' : building an antislavery movement in Congress, 1838/1854 / Jonathan Earle -- "A nest of rattlesnakes let loose among them" : congressional debates over women's antislavery petitions, 1835/1845 / Susan Zaeske -- Debating slavery by proxy : the Texas annexation controversy / David Zarefsky -- pt. 2. The politics of slavery in the District of Columbia -- The 1846 retrocession of Alexandria : protecting slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia / A. Glenn Crothers -- "Whether they be ours or no, they may be heirs of the kingdom" : the pursuit of family ties among enslaved people in the District of Columbia / Mary Beth Corrigan -- The 1848 Pearl escape from Washington, D.C. : a convergence of opportunity, motivation, and political action in the nation's capital / Mary K. Ricks -- Celebrating emancipation and contesting freedom in Washington, D.C. / Mitch Kachun
Extent
1 online resource (257 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821443491
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000079669
  • (EBL)1743711
  • (OCoLC)715301069
  • (SSID)ssj0000470261
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11335278
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000470261
  • (PQKBWorkID)10429467
  • (PQKB)11569317
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1743711
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse2868
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000079669

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