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The Resource Gender and the Jubilee : Black freedom and the reconstruction of citizenship in Civil War Missouri, Sharon Romeo

Gender and the Jubilee : Black freedom and the reconstruction of citizenship in Civil War Missouri, Sharon Romeo

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Gender and the Jubilee : Black freedom and the reconstruction of citizenship in Civil War Missouri
Title
Gender and the Jubilee
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Black freedom and the reconstruction of citizenship in Civil War Missouri
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Romeo
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Language
eng
Summary
"Gender and the Jubilee offers a re-examination of the legal legacy of the Civil War, with regard to African Americans, using Missouri as a case study with broader implications. As the United States transformed from a slaveholding republic into a modern nation-state, what were the mechanisms by which citizenship was re-conceptualized? Among the multiple and contested visions of citizenship circulated during the Civil War, how did enslaved people come to be recognized as potential citizens? This book analyzes the process that produced the inclusive birthright citizenship manifested in the Fourteenth Amendment. African American women inserted themselves as members of the nation-state during the turbulent years of the Civil War crisis. They positioned themselves, rhetorically, as patriots for the Union cause. As self-identified patriots, enslaved women requested military protection from slave owners. Women fled to federal troops stationed in the city and sought a right to federal protection from abusive slave owners prior to the enactment of any emancipatory acts on the part of military policy or the federal government. This assumption of federal protection prior to the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment, in a state outside the jurisdiction of the Emancipation Proclamation, suggests a deep investment in the ideal of a broad national citizenship that included the African American population. The litigating slave women of antebellum St. Louis, and the female activists of the Civil War period, left a rich legal heritage to those who would continue the struggle for civil rights in the postwar era. African American women would continue to play a critical role in their own liberation following the war"--Provided by publisher
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P@U
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Romeo, Sharon
Dewey number
305.48/896073077809034
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.M7
LC item number
R65 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the legal history of the South
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  • United States
  • Civil-military relations
  • African American women
  • Citizenship
  • Slaves
  • African American women
  • United States
  • Missouri
  • United States
  • Missouri
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Citizenship
  • Civil-military relations
  • Legislation
  • Missouri
  • United States
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Gender and the Jubilee : Black freedom and the reconstruction of citizenship in Civil War Missouri, Sharon Romeo
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I told my mistress that the Union soldiers were coming" : Black citizenship in Civil War St. Louis -- "A Negro woman is running at large in your city" : contraband women and the transformation of Union military policy -- "A soldier's wife is free" : African American soldiers, their enslaved kin, and military citizenship -- "The first morning of their freedom" : African American women, Black testimony, and military justice -- The legacy of slave marriage : Freedwomen's marital claims and the process of emancipation -- Epilogue
Control code
935989836
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820348049
Lccn
2015008712
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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22573/ctt189v5ng
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935989836
Label
Gender and the Jubilee : Black freedom and the reconstruction of citizenship in Civil War Missouri, Sharon Romeo
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"I told my mistress that the Union soldiers were coming" : Black citizenship in Civil War St. Louis -- "A Negro woman is running at large in your city" : contraband women and the transformation of Union military policy -- "A soldier's wife is free" : African American soldiers, their enslaved kin, and military citizenship -- "The first morning of their freedom" : African American women, Black testimony, and military justice -- The legacy of slave marriage : Freedwomen's marital claims and the process of emancipation -- Epilogue
Control code
935989836
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820348049
Lccn
2015008712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt189v5ng
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)935989836

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