Slavery by Any Other Name

Slavery by Any Other Name

Slavery by Any Other Name understands unfree labor, both chattel and forced labor, as a denial and loss of personal sovereignty, with loss of control over the physical self. But no one—not even the most absolute of monarchs or the most ...

Author: Eric Allina

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813932750

Category: History

Page: 288

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Based on documents from a long-lost and unexplored colonial archive, Slavery by Any Other Name tells the story of how Portugal privatized part of its empire to the Mozambique Company. In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the company governed central Mozambique under a royal charter and built a vast forced labor regime camouflaged by the rhetoric of the civilizing mission. Oral testimonies from more than one hundred Mozambican elders provide a vital counterpoint to the perspectives of colonial officials detailed in the archival records of the Mozambique Company. Putting elders' voices into dialogue with officials' reports, Eric Allina reconstructs this modern form of slavery, explains the impact this coercive labor system had on Africans’ lives, and describes strategies they used to mitigate or deflect its burdens. In analyzing Africans’ responses to colonial oppression, Allina documents how some Africans succeeded in recovering degrees of sovereignty, not through resistance, but by placing increasing burdens on fellow Africans—a dynamic that paralleled developments throughout much of the continent. This volume also traces the international debate on slavery, labor, and colonialism that ebbed and flowed during the first several decades of the twentieth century, exploring a conversation that extended from the backwoods of the Mozambique-Zimbabwe borderlands to ministerial offices in Lisbon and London. Slavery by Any Other Name situates this history of forced labor in colonial Africa within the broader and deeper history of empire, slavery, and abolition, showing how colonial rule in Africa simultaneously continued and transformed past forms of bondage.
Categories: History

Slavery by Any Other Name

Slavery by Any Other Name

Ending slavery and creating empire in Africa: from the "Indelible stain" to the "light of civilization"--Law to practice: "certain excesses of severity"--The critiques and defenses of modern slavery: from without and within, above and below ...

Author: Eric Allina

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813932729

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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Based on documents from a long-lost and unexplored colonial archive, Slavery by Any Other Name tells the story of how Portugal privatized part of its empire to the Mozambique Company. In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the company governed central Mozambique under a royal charter and built a vast forced labor regime camouflaged by the rhetoric of the civilizing mission. Oral testimonies from more than one hundred Mozambican elders provide a vital counterpoint to the perspectives of colonial officials detailed in the archival records of the Mozambique Company. Putting elders' voices into dialogue with officials' reports, Eric Allina reconstructs this modern form of slavery, explains the impact this coercive labor system had on Africans’ lives, and describes strategies they used to mitigate or deflect its burdens. In analyzing Africans’ responses to colonial oppression, Allina documents how some Africans succeeded in recovering degrees of sovereignty, not through resistance, but by placing increasing burdens on fellow Africans—a dynamic that paralleled developments throughout much of the continent. This volume also traces the international debate on slavery, labor, and colonialism that ebbed and flowed during the first several decades of the twentieth century, exploring a conversation that extended from the backwoods of the Mozambique-Zimbabwe borderlands to ministerial offices in Lisbon and London. Slavery by Any Other Name situates this history of forced labor in colonial Africa within the broader and deeper history of empire, slavery, and abolition, showing how colonial rule in Africa simultaneously continued and transformed past forms of bondage.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Sin by Any Other Name

A Sin by Any Other Name

That's because for Southerners, slavery is a secondary issue in the life of our greatest hero. Nearly everyone agrees that slavery was a horrific part of ... Here's another thing we don't learn—at least not if we 37 A SIN BY ANY OTHER NAME.

Author: Robert W. Lee

Publisher: Convergent Books

ISBN: 9780525576396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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A descendant of Confederate General Robert E. Lee chronicles his story of growing up with the South's most honored name, and the moments that forced him to confront the privilege, racism, and subversion of human dignity that came with it. With a foreword by Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King. The Reverend Robert W. Lee was a little-known pastor at a small church in North Carolina until the Charlottesville protests, when he went public with his denunciation of white supremacy in a captivating speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. Support poured in from around the country, but so did threats of violence from people who opposed the Reverend's message. In this riveting memoir, he narrates what it was like growing up as a Lee in the South, an experience that was colored by the world of the white Christian majority. He describes the widespread nostalgia for the Lost Cause and his gradual awakening to the unspoken assumptions of white supremacy which had, almost without him knowing it, distorted his values and even his Christian faith. In particular, Lee examines how many white Christians continue to be complicit in a culture of racism and injustice, and how after leaving his pulpit, he was welcomed into a growing movement of activists all across the South who are charting a new course for the region. A Sin by Any Other Name is a love letter to the South, from the South, by a Lee—and an unforgettable call for change and renewal.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

An Earl by Any Other Name

An Earl by Any Other Name

Look at it from a slavery perspective. A hundred years ago, slavery was legal. Now it is not. Would you argue that we should never have ended slavery? Or say that it was not in man's universal best interests to set him free?

Author: Lauren Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455564156

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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An earl in the streets, a rogue in the sheets . . . Leopold Graham, Lord Hampton, was never a man to let propriety stand in the way of his pursuit of pleasure. Hedonism is his only desire in life -- until his father's death saddles him with debts that threaten to bankrupt the entire family. Now the only thing that stands between him and utter ruin is marriage to a proper, and preferably wealthy, young lady. . Ivy Leighton is no sweet English rose. Perhaps it's her Romani roots, but she would rather make a spectacle of her independent spirit than sit quietly on the sidelines. If that means that the only place she'll ever have in society is firmly on the shelf, then so be it. But when Ivy runs into the handsome, rakish Leo who's looking for a respectable, well-bred wife, she can't stop thinking about the troubles they can get into. Now she just has to convince him that a life with her is really what he needs.
Categories: Fiction

A crescent by any other name

A crescent by any other name

In Germantown, Tennessee she purchases 620 acres of virgin land, and calls it “Nashoba,” an Indian word for “wolf”—whose intelligence, pack numbers and strength she seeks to emulate. She buys several dozen slaves and frees them to work ...

Author: Allan Graubard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387090761

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Ashok by Any Other Name

Ashok by Any Other Name

An East Indian boy encounters frustration in school when he is told that his name, Ashok, is difficult to pronounce.

Author: Sandra S. Yamate

Publisher:

ISBN: 1879965011

Category: East Indian Americans

Page: 36

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An East Indian boy encounters frustration in school when he is told that his name, Ashok, is difficult to pronounce. He is not satisfied with his fathers explanation of the name and proceeds to adopt another so that he will, hopefully, be more comfortable in the class. Each change of name only receives laughter and Ashok begins to sulk. The school librarian offers help and explains that his own grandfather was forced to give up his original name when he was sold into slavery. Ashok eventually realizes that he is fortunate in having such an unusual name and takes pride in it.
Categories: East Indian Americans

Houston Journal of International Law

Houston Journal of International Law

The child laborer's lack of choice and the virtual absence of compensation may equate to slavery, and courts should ... see also Senser, Slavery, supra note 61, at 32 (arguing under the heading "Slavery by any other name": [T]he term ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5114869

Category: International law

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Categories: International law

Mobility Makes States

Mobility Makes States

For a more detailed account of this episode, see Allina, Slavery by Any Other Name, 37–39. 50. The company labor regime was based on fictional ''contracts'' that workers neither saw nor signed; many of the labor department regulations ...

Author: Darshan Vigneswaran

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812291292

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Human mobility has long played a foundational role in producing state territories, resources, and hierarchies. When people move within and across national boundaries, they create both challenges and opportunities. In Mobility Makes States, chapters written by historians, political scientists, sociologists, and anthropologists explore different patterns of mobility in sub-Saharan Africa and how African states have sought to harness these movements toward their own ends. While border control and intercontinental migration policies remain important topics of study, Mobility Makes States demonstrates that immigration control is best understood alongside parallel efforts by states in Africa to promote both long-distance and everyday movements. The contributors challenge the image of a fixed and static state that is concerned only with stopping foreign migrants at its border, and show that the politics of mobility takes place across a wide range of locations, including colonial hinterlands, workplaces, camps, foreign countries, and city streets. They examine short-term and circular migrations, everyday commuting and urban expansion, forced migrations, emigrations, diasporic communities, and the mobility of gatekeepers and officers of the state who push and pull migrant populations in different directions. Through the experiences and trajectories of migration in sub-Saharan Africa, this empirically rich volume sheds new light on larger global patterns and state making processes. Contributors: Eric Allina, Oliver Bakewell, Pamila Gupta, Nauja Kleist, Loren B. Landau, Joel Quirk, Benedetta Rossi, Filipa Ribeiro da Silva, Simon Turner, Darshan Vigneswaran.
Categories: Political Science

A Rose by Any Other Name

A Rose by Any Other Name

of those two territories to decide for themselves whether slavery would be permitted. It was officially called “popular sovereignty,” and his decision galvanized and enraged Northern abolitionists. To soothe their sting, ...

Author: Joe DeSantis

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457570292

Category: History

Page: 350

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The four years of the American Civil War are complete with deeds of valor, examples of self-sacrifice, and accounts of bloody carnage. Participants on both sides felt pride for faithful services rendered to their respective countries. But not all is as it appears. Quite often, complimentary and catchy sobriquets directed towards a high-ranking politician, military leader, or influential civilian were offset by snarky, backhanded names intended to demean and ridicule their intended targets. This unique book will reveal both the good and the bad associated with the facinating individuals who graced the pages of our 19th Century American crisis.
Categories: History

The British and Foreign Anti slavery Reporter

The British and Foreign Anti slavery Reporter

of agricultural produce grown would be limited only by the less , that retain more real control over the slaves registered in demand . their names than those who are already mouldering in the grave . Another point has also engaged their ...

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ISBN: WISC:89090763624

Category: Slavery

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Categories: Slavery