Williams' Gang

- A Notorious Slave Trader and his Cargo of Black Convicts

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Williams' Gang
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
16-01-2020
Sprog:
Engelsk
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William H. Williams operated a slave pen in Washington, DC, known as the Yellow House, and actively trafficked in enslaved men, women, and children for more than twenty years. His slave trading activities took an extraordinary turn in 1840 when he purchased twenty-seven enslaved convicts from the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond with the understanding that he could carry them outside of the United States for sale. When Williams conveyed his captives illegally into New Orleans, allegedly while en route to the foreign country of Texas, he prompted a series of courtroom dramas that would last for almost three decades. Based on court records, newspapers, governors' files, slave manifests, slave narratives, travelers' accounts, and penitentiary data, Williams' Gang examines slave criminality, the coastwise domestic slave trade, and southern jurisprudence as it supplies a compelling portrait of the economy, society, and politics of the Old South.

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Udgivelsesdato:
16-01-2020
ISBN13:
9781108493031
Vægt:
820 g
Dybde:
30 mm
Bredde:
159 mm
Højde:
235 mm
Format:
Hardback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse Williams' Gang explores a Washington, DC slave trader's legal misadventures associated with transporting convict slaves through New Orleans. Drawing on court records, newspapers, governors' files, slave narratives, and penitentiary data, Jeff Forret examines slave criminality, the coastwise domestic slave trade, and Southern jurisprudence. Worked examples or Exercises; 3 Tables, black and white; 5 Maps; 1 Halftones, black and white; 8 Line drawings, black and white

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