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Published: 13 September 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387466-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8746-6
...African Methodism and the Freedpeople “To Proclaim Liberty to the Captives” ...
Published: 28 September 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388401-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8840-1
Published: 11 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375050-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7505-0
... and children, and the pursuit of livelihoods beyond the plantations. Freedpeople’s growing mobility and refashioned work routines prompted planters and lawmakers to respond with severe legal and customary strategies of containment, including the 1834 Contract Act, which tied employment to estate residence...
Published: 11 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375050-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7505-0
... This chapter first documents the surge in Christian conversion among freedpeople amid their continued adherence to the African spiritual practice of obeah, and then explores the prevalence of nonmonogamous informal partnerships over Christian wedlock—both of which complicate any assumptions...
Published: 11 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375050-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7505-0
... This chapter investigates black working people’s changing leisure practices in the early 1840s as opportunities in the local marketplace expanded, their wages on and off plantations rose temporarily, and they asserted their presence in public space in novel ways. Freedpeople’s improved housing...
Published: 11 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375050-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7505-0
... a financial crisis for all classes, especially for freedpeople. A series of disadvantageous events further exacerbated their distress, including a hurricane, the termination of state funding for education, and the importation of Portuguese Madeirans as labor competition. Amid such dire circumstances, black...
Published: 11 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375050-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7505-0
... This chapter examines Antigua’s 1858 riot within a trajectory of uprisings around the nineteenth-century British Caribbean and the broader imperial world. This trend of resistance reflects the pitfalls of a partial, racially delimited freedom that brought freedpeople economic, social...