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The Resource The freedom of speech : talk and slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean world, Miles Ogborn

The freedom of speech : talk and slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean world, Miles Ogborn

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The freedom of speech : talk and slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean world
Title
The freedom of speech
Title remainder
talk and slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean world
Statement of responsibility
Miles Ogborn
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The institution of slavery has always depended on myriad ways of enforcing the boundaries between slaveholders and the enslaved. As historical geographer Miles Ogborn reveals in The Freedom of Speech, no repressive tool has been as pervasive as the policing of words themselves. Offering a compelling new lens on transatlantic slavery, this book gathers rich historical data from Barbados, Jamaica, the United Kingdom, and North America to delve into the complex relationships between voice, slavery, and empire. From the most quotidian encounters to formal rules of what counted as evidence in court, the battleground of slavery lay in who could speak and under what conditions. But, as Ogborn shows through keen attention to the narratives and silences in the archives, if slavery as a legal status could be made by words, it could be unmade by them as well. A masterful look at the duality of domination, The Freedom of Speech offers a rich interpretation of oral cultures that both supported and constantly threatened to undermine the slave system
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Ogborn, Miles
Dewey number
306.3/62097292
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1096
LC item number
.O34 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Oral communication
  • Oral communication
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • 15.85 history of America
  • Oral communication
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Barbados
  • Jamaica
  • Mündliche Kommunikation
  • Sklave
  • Soziale Situation
  • Barbados
  • Jamaika
  • Barbados
  • Jamaica
Label
The freedom of speech : talk and slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean world, Miles Ogborn
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: With one little blast of their mouths : speech, humanity, and slavery -- On our bare word : oath taking, evidence giving, and the law -- The deliberative voice : politics, speech, and liberty -- Master, I can cure you : talking plants in the sugar islands -- They must be talked to one to one : speaking with the spirits -- They talk about free : abolition, freedom, and the politics of speech -- Last words
Control code
1089870787
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9780226655925
Lccn
2019008630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089870787
Label
The freedom of speech : talk and slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean world, Miles Ogborn
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: With one little blast of their mouths : speech, humanity, and slavery -- On our bare word : oath taking, evidence giving, and the law -- The deliberative voice : politics, speech, and liberty -- Master, I can cure you : talking plants in the sugar islands -- They must be talked to one to one : speaking with the spirits -- They talk about free : abolition, freedom, and the politics of speech -- Last words
Control code
1089870787
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9780226655925
Lccn
2019008630
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089870787

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