Slave No More: Self-Liberation before Abolitionism in the Americas

Slave No More: Self-Liberation before Abolitionism in the Americas

by Aline Helg, Lara Vergnaud

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ISBN-13: 9781469649641
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 02/07/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Aline Helg is professor of history at the University of Geneva and author of Our Rightful Share and Liberty and Equality in Caribbean Colombia, 1770—1835.
Lara Vergnaud is a French-English translator based in Washington, D.C.

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What makes Helg's book unique in the historiography of slavery and slave resistance is its capacious sense of what constituted enslaved people's struggle for freedom and equality. By bringing together what is more traditionally understood as abolitionist or antislavery activism with an analysis of forms of manumission, marronage, and resistance, Helg helps us resituate our understanding of this broad history on a scale that covers just as much of the Caribbean and Latin America as it does North America."—Laurent Dubois, Duke University



I cannot think of another work that is strictly comparable. More than a history of slave resistance, Slave No More is a lucid and highly original analysis of how a proportion of enslaved populations across the Americas gained their freedom independently of the system-wide emancipations that ended the institution in the nineteenth century. It will be useful in teaching, and even specialists in the comparative study of slavery are going to find surprises and new insights."—David Geggus, University of Florida

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