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Agency, Gender, and the Law in Slave Narratives

Title: Agency, Gender, and the Law in Slave Narratives.
Name(s): Thomas, Alexandra, author
Department of History
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis examines the presence of legal institutions in the accounts of enslaved and apprenticed people who resided in the British colonies of Jamaica, Antigua and Mauritius. Focusing on the lives of three individuals, Mary Prince, James Williams, and Marie Saladin, this thesis integrates enslaved persons' presence in and interaction with legal institutions into the wider scope of what it meant to be enslaved during the nineteenth century on a British colony. To do so, the thesis observes the common elements discussed and represented in accounts of enslaved people and analyses the concept of a slave narrative.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0400 (IID)
Keywords: Gender, Slavery, Slave Narrative, Legal Institutions, Jamaica, Mauritius, Antigua, British Colonies, Abolition, Privy Council
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: April 17, 2014.
Subject(s): Africa -- History
Europe -- History
Legal status, laws, etc.
Due process of law
Law -- History
Law -- Philosophy
Women -- History
Women's studies
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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