By William A. Link, David Brown, Brian E. Ward, Martyn Bone
Greater than simply a felony prestige, citizenship is additionally a kind of belonging, giving form to a person's rights, tasks, and identification, exerting a robust historic effect within the making of the fashionable global. The pioneering essays during this quantity are the 1st to handle the evolution and importance of citizenship within the South from the antebellum period, in the course of the Civil conflict, and down into the overdue 19th century. They discover the politics and meanings of citizenry and electorate' rights within the nineteenth-century American South: from the whole citizenship of a few white men to the partial citizenship of ladies with out balloting rights, from the precarious place of loose blacks and enslaved African American anti-citizens, to postwar accomplice rebels who weren't "loyal electorate" in accordance with the government yet forcibly asserted their citizenship as white supremacy was once restored within the Jim Crow South.
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See, for example, Berlin, Generations of Captivity; Johnson, Soul by Soul; Sowande’ Mustakeem, “‘I’ve Never Seen Such a Sickly Ship Before’: Diet, Disease, and Mortality in 18th Century Atlantic Slaving Voyages,” Journal of African American History 93, no. 4 (2008): 474–96; Marcus Rediker, The Slave Ship: A Human History (New York: Viking, 2007); and Stephanie Smallwood, Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora (New York: Harvard University Press, 2007). 37. Several scholars have published work on slave prices; see, for example, Robert W.
Stevenson, Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996). 27. Steven Hahn, A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration (New York: Belkap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003), 16. 28. Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936–1938, Arkansas Narratives, p. 289. 29. Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936–1938, Georgia Narratives, p.
As the place where people appeared as products, the marketplace also represented a convergence of citizenship and commodification. It marked an important locale where whites expressed their citizenship. Given that slave trading often occurred in public places such as town centers, on the steps of county courthouses, and at the docks of local shipyards, one cannot overlook the fact that these are the locations where citizens could “Ter Show Yo’ de Value of Slaves”: The Pricing of Human Property · 31 sue or be sued, and buy or sell property.