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Voices of the African Diaspora: Slave Testimony from French Colonial Louisiana
Sophie White, University of Notre Dame

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Voices of the Enslaved : Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Voices of the Enslaved : Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana
Author: Sophie White
Abstract: In eighteenth-century New Orleans, the legal testimony of some 150 enslaved women and men--like the testimony of free colonists--was meticulously recorded and preserved. Questioned in criminal trials as defendants, victims, and witnesses about attacks, murders, robberies, and escapes, they answered with stories about themselves, stories that rebutted the premise on which slavery was founded. Focusing on four especially dramatic court cases, Voices of the Enslaved draws us into Louisiana's courtrooms, prisons, courtyards, plantations, bayous, and convents to demonstrate how enslaved people viewed and experienced their worlds. Sophie White offers both a richly textured account of slavery in French Louisiana and a powerful meditation on the limits and possibilities of the archive.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://www.worldcat.org/title/voices-of-the-enslaved-love-labor-and-longing-in-french-louisiana/oclc/1172651751&referer=brief_results
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781469654065
Copy sent to NEH?: No


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