Fractional Freedoms

Fractional Freedoms

Fractional Freedoms examines paths to liberty forged in the slaveowning household, and legal claims brought by slaves in colonial Lima.

Author: Michelle A. McKinley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107168985

Category: History

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Fractional Freedoms examines paths to liberty forged in the slaveowning household, and legal claims brought by slaves in colonial Lima.
Categories: History

Fractional Freedoms

Fractional Freedoms

Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 16001700 Michelle A. McKinley. STUDIES IN LEGAL HISTORY Editors Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Holly Brewer, University of Maryland, College Park Michael ...

Author: Michelle A. McKinley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316739631

Category: History

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Fractional Freedoms explores how thousands of slaves in colonial Peru were able to secure their freedom, keep their families intact, negotiate lower self-purchase prices, and arrange transfers of ownership by filing legal claims. Through extensive archival research, Michelle A. McKinley excavates the experiences of enslaved women whose historical footprint is barely visible in the official record. She complicates the way we think about life under slavery and demonstrates the degree to which slaves were able to exercise their own agency, despite being ensnared by the Atlantic slave trade. Enslaved women are situated as legal actors who had overlapping identities as wives, mothers, mistresses, wet-nurses and day-wage domestics, and these experiences within the urban working environment are shown to condition their identities as slaves. Although the outcomes of their lawsuits varied, Fractional Freedoms demonstrates how enslaved women used channels of affection and intimacy to press for liberty and prevent the generational transmission of enslavement to their children.
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The Oxford Handbook of Legal History

The Oxford Handbook of Legal History

Studies of race, slavery, and migrations of peoples and colonization, which, along with work discussed already, ... of where law operates in Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 16001700, ...

Author: Markus D. Dubber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192513137

Category: Law

Page: 1152

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Some of the most exciting and innovative legal scholarship has been driven by historical curiosity. Legal history today comes in a fascinating array of shapes and sizes, from microhistory to global intellectual history. Legal history has expanded beyond traditional parochial boundaries to become increasingly international and comparative in scope and orientation. Drawing on scholarship from around the world, and representing a variety of methodological approaches, areas of expertise, and research agendas, this timely compendium takes stock of legal history and methodology and reflects on the various modes of the historical analysis of law, past, present, and future. Part I explores the relationship between legal history and other disciplinary perspectives including economic, philosophical, comparative, literary, and rhetorical analysis of law. Part II considers various approaches to legal history, including legal history as doctrinal, intellectual, or social history. Part III focuses on the interrelation between legal history and jurisprudence by investigating the role and conception of historical inquiry in various models, schools, and movements of legal thought. Part IV traces the place and pursuit of historical analysis in various legal systems and traditions across time, cultures, and space. Finally, Part V narrows the Handbooks focus to explore several examples of legal history in action, including its use in various legal doctrinal contexts.
Categories: Law

The Spanish Pacific 1521 1815

The Spanish Pacific  1521 1815

Bibliography Bowser, Frederick P. The African Slave in Colonial Peru, 1524–1650. ... McKinley, Michelle A. Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 16001700. Studies in Legal History.

Author: Christina H. Lee

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048552276

Category: History

Page: 252

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The Spanish Pacific designates the space Spain colonized or aspired to rule in Asia between 1521--with the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan--and 1815--the end of the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade route. It encompasses what we identify today as the Philippines and the Marianas, but also China, Japan, and other parts of Asia that in the Spanish imagination were extensions of its Latin American colonies. This reader provides a selection of documents relevant to the encounters and entanglements that arose in the Spanish Pacific between European, Spanish Americans, and Asians while highlighting the role of natives, mestizos, and women. A-first-of-its-kind, each of the documents in this collection was selected, translated into English, and edited by a different scholar in the field of early modern Spanish Pacific studies, who also provided commentary and bibliography.
Categories: History

A Companion to American Women s History

A Companion to American Women s History

Johnson, Jessica Marie (2018) “Markup Bodies: Black [Life] Studies and Slavery [Death] Studies at the Digital ... McKinley, Michelle A. (2016) Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 16001700.

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119522638

Category: History

Page: 432

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The most important collection of essays on American Women's History This collection incorporates the most influential and groundbreaking scholarship in the area of American women's history, featuring twenty-three original essays on critical themes and topics. It assesses the past thirty years of scholarship, capturing the ways that women's historians confront issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. This second edition updates essays related to Indigenous women, slavery, the American Revolution, Civil War, the West, activism, labor, popular culture, civil rights, and feminism. It also includes a discussion of laws, capitalism, gender identity and transgender experience, welfare, reproductive politics, oral history, as well as an exploration of the perspectives of free Blacks and migrants and refugees. Spanning from the 15th through the 21st centuries, chapters show how historians of women, gender, and sexuality have challenged established chronologies and advanced new understandings of America's political, economic, intellectual and social history. This edition also features a new essay on the history of women's suffrage to coincide with the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, as well as a new article that carries issues of women, gender and sexuality into the 21st century. Includes twenty-three original essays by leading scholars in American women's, gender and sexuality history Highlights the most recent scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field Substantially updates the first edition with new authors and topics that represent the expanding fields of women, gender, and sexuality Engages issues of race, ethnicity, region, and class as they shape and are shaped by women's and gender history Covers the breadth of American Women's history, including Native women, colonial law and religion, slavery and freedom, women's activism, work and welfare, culture and capitalism, the state, feminism, digital and oral history, and more A Companion to American Women's History, Second Edition is an ideal book for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying American/U.S. women's history, history of gender and sexuality, and African American women's history. It will also appeal to scholars of these areas at all levels, as well as public historians working in museums, archives, and historic sites.
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Tax Law and Social Norms in Mandatory Palestine and Israel

Tax Law and Social Norms in Mandatory Palestine and Israel

ANKéRowycké Now STUD ||6 || ||N LéCXL HISTORY See the Studies in Legal History series website at ... Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 16001700 Mitra Sharafi, Law and Identity in Colonial ...

Author: Assaf Likhovski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316820193

Category: History

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This book describes how a social-norms model of taxation rose and fell in British-ruled Palestine and the State of Israel in the mid-twentieth century. Such a model, in which non-legal means were used to foster compliance, appeared in the tax system created by the Jewish community in 1940s Palestine and was later adopted by the new Israeli state in the 1950s. It gradually disappeared in subsequent decades as law and its agents, lawyers and accountants, came to play a larger role in the process of taxation. By describing the historical interplay between formal and informal tools for creating compliance, Tax Law and Social Norms in Mandatory Palestine and Israel sheds new light on our understanding of the relationship between law and other methods of social control, and reveals the complex links between taxation and citizenship.
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The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean 1492 1898

The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean  1492 1898

“Pesa más la libertad: Slavery, Legal Claims, and Afro-Latin American Intellectual History,” manuscript. Guaman Poma de Ayala, Felipe. 1992. ... Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 16001700.

Author: Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351606349

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 442

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The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean (1492-1898) brings together an international team of scholars to explore new interdisciplinary and comparative approaches for the study of colonialism. Using four overarching themes, the volume examines a wide array of critical issues, key texts, and figures that demonstrate the significance of Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean across national and regional traditions and historical periods. This invaluable resource will be of interest to students and scholars of Spanish and Latin American studies examining colonial Caribbean and Latin America at the intersection of cultural and historical studies; transatlantic, postcolonial and decolonial studies; and critical approaches to archives and materiality. This timely volume assesses the impact and legacy of colonialism and coloniality.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Becoming Free Becoming Black

Becoming Free  Becoming Black

See the Studies in Legal History series website at http://studiesinlegalhistory.org/ STUDIES IN LEGAL HISTORY Editors ... Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 16001700 Mitra Sharafi, Law and ...

Author: Alejandro de la Fuente

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108480642

Category: History

Page: 297

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Shows that the law of freedom, not slavery, determined the way that race developed over time in three slave societies.
Categories: History

Almost Citizens

Almost Citizens

See the Studies in Legal History series website at http://studiesinlegalhistory.org/ Studies in Legal History Editors ... Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 16001700 Mitra Sharafi, Law and ...

Author: Sam Erman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108244732

Category: History

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Almost Citizens lays out the tragic story of how the United States denied Puerto Ricans full citizenship following annexation of the island in 1898. As America became an overseas empire, a handful of remarkable Puerto Ricans debated with US legislators, presidents, judges, and others over who was a citizen and what citizenship meant. This struggle caused a fundamental shift in constitution law: away from the post-Civil War regime of citizenship, rights, and statehood and toward doctrines that accommodated racist imperial governance. Erman's gripping account shows how, in the wake of the Spanish-American War, administrators, lawmakers, and presidents together with judges deployed creativity and ambiguity to transform constitutional meaning for a quarter of a century. The result is a history in which the United States and Latin America, Reconstruction and empire, and law and bureaucracy intertwine.
Categories: History

Moral Contagion

Moral Contagion

Studies in Legal History EDITORS Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Holly Brewer, University of ... Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 16001700 Mitra Sharafi, Law and ...

Author: Michael A. Schoeppner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108664721

Category: History

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Between 1822 and 1857, eight Southern states barred the ingress of all free black maritime workers. According to lawmakers, they carried a 'moral contagion' of abolitionism and black autonomy that could be transmitted to local slaves. Those seamen who arrived in Southern ports in violation of the laws faced incarceration, corporal punishment, an incipient form of convict leasing, and even punitive enslavement. The sailors, their captains, abolitionists, and British diplomatic agents protested this treatment. They wrote letters, published tracts, cajoled elected officials, pleaded with Southern officials, and litigated in state and federal courts. By deploying a progressive and sweeping notion of national citizenship - one that guaranteed a number of rights against state regulation - they exposed the ambiguity and potential power of national citizenship as a legal category. Ultimately, the Fourteenth Amendment recognized the robust understanding of citizenship championed by Antebellum free people of color, by people afflicted with 'moral contagion'.
Categories: History