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On Slavery's Border
On Slavery's Border
Missouri's Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865
By Diane Mutti Burke

From The University of Georgia Press
On Slavery's Border is a bottom-up examination of how slavery and slaveholding were influenced by both the geography and the scale of the slaveholding enterprise. Missouri's strategic access to important waterways made it a key site at the periphery of the Atlantic world. By the time of statehood in 1821, people were moving there in large numbers, especially from the upper South, hoping to replicate the slave society they’d left behind.  More >>

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The Year of the Lash
The Year of the Lash
Free People of Color in Cuba and the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World
By Michele Reid-Vazquez

From The University of Georgia Press
Michele Reid-Vazquez reveals the untold story of the strategies of negotiation used by free blacks in the aftermath of the "Year of the Lash"—a wave of repression in Cuba that had great implications for the Atlantic World in the next two decades.  More >>

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"The Early American Places series is an exciting development in scholarly publishing, one that will highlight the most important part of the study of history: the local and particular dimensions of global issues and trends. This is where the rubber meets the road, where ordinary people's lives help to make, and are made by, the bustling wider world in which they live. Early American Places is an original series, and it will publish important scholarship."

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