Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South by William A. Link, David Brown, Brian E. Ward, Martyn Bone

By William A. Link, David Brown, Brian E. Ward, Martyn Bone

Greater than only a criminal prestige, citizenship is usually a sort of belonging, giving form to a person's rights, tasks, and identification, exerting a robust ancient impression within the making of the fashionable global. The pioneering essays during this quantity are the 1st to deal with the evolution and importance of citizenship within the South from the antebellum period, during the Civil warfare, and down into the past due 19th century. They discover the politics and meanings of citizenry and voters' rights within the nineteenth-century American South: from the complete citizenship of a few white men to the partial citizenship of girls with out vote casting rights, from the precarious place of loose blacks and enslaved African American anti-citizens, to postwar accomplice rebels who weren't "loyal electorate" in keeping with the government yet forcibly asserted their citizenship as white supremacy was once restored within the Jim Crow South.

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Female prices reached maximum levels at age twenty-three and tended to decline from age twenty-four until death. 13 Using this much larger sample from eight states rather than two, it is clear that men and women reach their maximum values between the ages of twenty-one and twenty-five. 1. Enslaved female sale price by age. Figures compiled by Nate Marti based on gender and sale data in the Berry Slave Value Database. 14 Age statistics such as these confirm that the value of enslaved labor changed over time based on gender and age.

11 The voice of the enslaved offers a fresh perspective on their ideas about citizenship and personhood rather than those imposed upon them. Few scholars look to slave testimony in search of their perspective on questions of citizenship. Most instead rely upon documents from the white elite because they left more detailed records on the subject. However, bondpeople knew they were excluded from the political arena and were keenly aware of their enslaved status. These realities did not leave them without opinions about their commodification or strategies to claim rights as citizens.

53–56. 49. Federal Writer’s Project, A Folk History of Slavery in the United States, Arkansas Narratives, vol. 2, pt. : Library of Congress, 1941). 50. Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936–1938: Arkansas Narratives, Volume 2, Part 1, p. 37. 2 Rewriting the Free Negro Past Joseph Lumpkin, Proslavery Ideology, and Citizenship in Antebellum Georgia Watson Jennison By the 1850s the debate over slavery had reached its peak. S. South and its impact on those enslaved.

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