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Type: Journal article
Title: Rascals on the antebellum Mississippi:African American steamboat workers and the St Louis hangings of 1841.
Author: Buchanan, T.
Citation: Journal of Social History, 2001; 34(4):797-816
Publisher: Carnegie Mellon Univ Press
Issue Date: 2001
ISSN: 0022-4529
Abstract: Explores the process by which four Afro-American steamboat workers of the Mississippi River system, who were hanged in Saint Louis, Missouri on July 9, 1841, created a rascal identity. Description of the execution; Views of slaveholders on the river system; Economic structure of the slave economy; Role of Afro-American mariners on the river system; Variety of ways in which slaves and free Afro-Americans resisted the slave regime.
Keywords: African Americans; hanging; slave labor
Description: Copyright © Journal of Social History 2001
RMID: RQF0000167
DOI: 10.1353/jsh.2001.0045
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