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Published: Jul 2 2009
Size: 6 x 9
Illustrations: 24 tables, 4 figures
edited by Rosemary Brana-Shute and Randy J. Sparks
Rosemary Brana-Shute is retired professor of history at the College of Charleston and a cofounder of its Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World. Her other books include Crime and Punishment in the Caribbean and Money, Trade, and Power: The Evolution of Colonial South Carolina's Plantation Economy.
Randy J. Sparks is a professor of history at Tulane University and a cofounder of the Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World at the College of Charleston. His books include The Two Princes of Calabar: An Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey; and Memory and Identity: The Huguenots in France and the Atlantic Diaspora.
"In this elegantly produced volume manumission is given its rightful place in the study of New World slavery. The focus on slave-holding societies on both sides of the Atlantic creates an excellent platform for the assessment of the granting of freedom to slaves in different cultural contexts. The wealth of new insights and new questions produced by the research in this volume is impressive. At a time when historical scholarship is adopting an increasingly global focus towards the study of slavery this well-timed volume adds a new dimension to the conversation."—Marc Kleijwegt, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"An in-depth exposition on a side of slavery rarely highlighted outside of the overal debate on the institution, Paths to Freedom offers well-researched and argued positions on the role of manumission vis-à-vis that of the institution of slavery (owners, government) and the enslaved desirous of freedom."—Multicultural Review
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