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Conceiving Freedom : Women of Color, Gender, and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro.

Author/Creator:
Cowling, Camillia.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (343 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Women slaves -- Cuba -- Havana -- History -- 19th century.
Women slaves -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- History -- 19th century.
Women slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- History -- 19th century.
Women slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Cuba -- Havana -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- Cuba -- Havana -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- History -- 19th century.
Havana (Cuba) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
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Summary:
In Conceiving Freedom, Camillia Cowling shows how gender shaped urban routes to freedom for the enslaved during the process of gradual emancipation in Cuba and Brazil, which occurred only after the rest of Latin America had abolished slavery and even after the American Civil War. Focusing on late nineteenth-century Havana and Rio de Janeiro, Cowling argues that enslaved women played a dominant role in carving out freedom for themselves and their children through the courts.
Contents:
Cover
Contents
Acknowledgments
Note on Currency
Introduction
PART ONE. GENDER, LAW, AND URBAN SLAVERY
1 Sites of Enslavement, Spaces of Freedom: Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic Cities of Havana and Rio de Janeiro
2 The Law Is Final, Excellent Sir: Slave Law, Gender, and Gradual Emancipation
PART TWO. SEEKING FREEDOM
3 As a Slave Woman and as a Mother: Law, Jurisprudence, and Rhetoric in Stories from Women's Claims-Making
4 Exaggerated and Sentimental? Engendering Abolitionism in the Atlantic World
5 I Wish to Be in This City: Mapping Women's Quest for Urban Freedom
PART THREE. CONCEIVING FREEDOM
6 Enlightened Mothers of Families or Competent Domestic Servants? Elites Imagine the Meanings of Freedom
7 She Was Now a Free Woman: Ex-Slave Women and the Meanings of Urban Freedom
8 My Mother Was Free-Womb, She Wasn't a Slave: Conceiving Freedom
Conclusion
Epilogue: Conceiving Citizenship
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Print version: Cowling, Camillia Conceiving Freedom
ISBN:
9781469611808
9781469610870
OCLC:
861692793