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- DescriptionFugitive Slave Advertisements in The City Gazette: Charleston, South Carolina, 1787-1797 is a collection of more than one thousand transcribed advertisements from Charleston's daily newspaper. Each advertisement portrays, in miniature, a human drama of courage and resistance to unjust authority. The advertisements give insight t only into slave resistance, agency, and culture, but also into eighteenth century material life, ecomy, and racial ideology. The ads are also a rich source of data about the individual slaves themselves, their relationships, family connections, and life experiences. The book is accompanied by a website, fugitiveslaves.com. The website allows users to search the results of a comprehensive content analysis of the advertisements.
- Author BiographyThomas Brown is professor of sociology and criminal justice at Virginia Wesleyan College. Leah Sims is an independent scholar of race and gender in American history.
- Author(s)Leah Sims,Thomas Brown
- PublisherLexington Books
- Date of Publication08/10/2015
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintLexington Books
- Weight744 g
- Width159 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine34 mm
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