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The Resource Making race in the courtroom : the legal construction of three races in New Orleans, Kenneth R. Aslakson

Making race in the courtroom : the legal construction of three races in New Orleans, Kenneth R. Aslakson

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Making race in the courtroom : the legal construction of three races in New Orleans
Title
Making race in the courtroom
Title remainder
the legal construction of three races in New Orleans
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Kenneth R. Aslakson
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Language
eng
Summary
"No American city's history better illustrates both the possibilities for alternative racial models and the role of the law in shaping racial identity than New Orleans, Louisiana, which prior to the Civil War was home to America's most privileged community of people of African descent. In the eyes of the law, New Orleans's free people of color did not belong to the same race as enslaved Africans and African-Americans. While slaves were "negroes," free people of color were gens de couleur libre, creoles of color, or simply creoles. New Orleans's creoles of color remained legally and culturally distinct from "negroes" throughout most of the nineteenth century until state mandated segregation lumped together descendants of slaves with descendants of free people of color. Much of the recent scholarship on New Orleans examines what race relations in the antebellum period looked as well as why antebellum Louisiana's gens de couleur enjoyed rights and privileges denied to free blacks throughout most of the United States. This book, however, is less concerned with the what and why questions than with how people of color, acting within institutions of power, shaped those institutions in ways beyond their control. As its title suggests, Making Race in the Courtroom argues that race is best understood not as a category, but as a process. It seeks to demonstrate the role of free people of African-descent, interacting within the courts, in this process. "--
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342.763/350873
Index
index present
LC call number
KFL411.5.A34
LC item number
A83 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Making race in the courtroom : the legal construction of three races in New Orleans, Kenneth R. Aslakson
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2883749/image/lgcover.9780814724316.jpg
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Note
Based on author's dissertation (doctoral - University of Texas, 2007) issued under title: Making race : the role of free Blacks in the development of New Orleans' three-caste society, 1791-1812
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-239) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Introduction -- The Gulf and Its City -- A Legal System in Flux -- "We Shall Serve with Fidelity and Zeal" -- Outside the Bonds of Matrimony -- Owning So as Not to Be Owned -- When the Question Is Slavery or Freedom? -- Epilogue : From Adele to Plessy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780814724316
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014015123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881848432
  • 2066149
  • (OCoLC)881848432
  • (OCoLC)ocn881848432
  • 2066149
Label
Making race in the courtroom : the legal construction of three races in New Orleans, Kenneth R. Aslakson
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2883749/image/lgcover.9780814724316.jpg
Publication
Note
Based on author's dissertation (doctoral - University of Texas, 2007) issued under title: Making race : the role of free Blacks in the development of New Orleans' three-caste society, 1791-1812
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Gulf and Its City -- A Legal System in Flux -- "We Shall Serve with Fidelity and Zeal" -- Outside the Bonds of Matrimony -- Owning So as Not to Be Owned -- When the Question Is Slavery or Freedom? -- Epilogue : From Adele to Plessy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780814724316
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014015123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881848432
  • 2066149
  • (OCoLC)881848432
  • (OCoLC)ocn881848432
  • 2066149

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