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Scott, Rebecca J. (Rebecca Jarvis) 1950-

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Works: 53 works in 206 publications in 4 languages and 7,040 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Bibliography  Directories  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Rebecca J Scott
Freedom papers : an Atlantic odyssey in the age of emancipation by Rebecca J Scott( )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around 1785, a woman was taken from her home in Senegambia and sent to Saint-Domingue in the Caribbean. Those who enslaved her there named her Rosalie. Her later efforts to escape slavery were the beginning of a family's quest, across five generations and three continents, for lives of dignity and equality. Freedom Papers sets the saga of Rosalie and her descendants against the background of three great antiracist struggles of the nineteenth century: the Haitian Revolution, the French Revolution of 1848, and the Civil War and Reconstruction in the United States. Freed during the Haitian Revolution, Rosalie and her daughter Elisabeth fled to Cuba in 1803. A few years later, Elisabeth departed for New Orleans, where she married a carpenter, Jacques Tinchant. In the 1830s, with tension rising against free persons of color, they left for France. Subsequent generations of Tinchants fought in the Union Army, argued for equal rights at Louisiana's state constitutional convention, and created a transatlantic tobacco network that turned their Creole past into a commercial asset. Yet the fragility of freedom and security became clear when, a century later, Rosalie's great-great-granddaughter Marie-Jose was arrested by Nazi forces occupying Belgium. Freedom Papers follows the Tinchants as each generation tries to use the power and legitimacy of documents to help secure freedom and respect. The strategies they used to overcome the constraints of slavery, war, and colonialism suggest the contours of the lives of people of color across the Atlantic world during this turbulent epoch. -- Book jacket
Degrees of freedom : Louisiana and Cuba after slavery by Rebecca J Scott( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slave emancipation in Cuba : the transition to free labor, 1860-1899 by Rebecca J Scott( )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slave Emancipation in Cuba is the classic study of the end of slavery in Cuba. Rebecca J. Scott explores the dynamics of Cuban emancipation, arguing that slavery was not simply abolished by the metropolitan power of Spain or abandoned because of economic contradictions. Rather, slave emancipation was a prolonged, gradual and conflictive process unfolding through a series of social, legal, and economic transformations. Scott demonstrates that slaves themselves helped to accelerate the elimination of slavery. Through flight, participation in nationalist insurgency, legal action, and self-purchase, slaves were able to force the issue, helping to dismantle slavery piece by piece. With emancipation, former slaves faced transformed, but still very limited, economic options. By the end of the nineteenth-century, some chose to join a new and ultimately successful rebellion against Spanish power. In a new afterword, prepared for this edition, the author reflects on the complexities of postemancipation society, and on recent developments in historical methodology that make it possible to address these questions in new ways
Beyond slavery : explorations of race, labor, and citizenship in postemancipation societies by Frederick Cooper( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collaborative work, three leading historians explore one of the most significant areas of inquiry in modern historiography--the transition from slavery to freedom and what this transition meant for former slaves, former slaveowners, and the societies in which they lived. Their contributions take us beyond the familiar portrait of emancipation as the end of an evil system to consider the questions and the struggles that emerged in freedom's wake. Thomas Holt focuses on emancipation in Jamaica and the contested meaning of citizenship in defining and redefining the concept of freedom; Reb
The Abolition of slavery and the aftermath of emancipation in Brazil by Rebecca J Scott( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1888 the Brazilian parliament passed, and Princess Isabel (acting for her father, Emperor Pedro II) signed, the lei aurea, or Golden Law, providing for the total abolition of slavery. Brazil thereby became the last "civilized nation" to part with slavery as a legal institution. The freeing of slaves in Brazil, as in other countries, may not have fulfilled all the hopes for improvement it engendered, but the final act of abolition is certainly one of the defining landmarks of Brazilian history. The articles presented here represent a broad scope of scholarly inquiry that c
The archives of Cuba = Los archivos de Cuba( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Societies after slavery : a select annotated bibliography of printed sources on Cuba, Brazil, British colonial Africa, South Africa, and the British West Indies by Rebecca J Scott( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the massive transformations that took place in the 19th and early 20th centuries was the movement of millions of people from the status of slaves to that of legally free men, women and children. This bibliography provides thousands of annotations
Papeles de libertad : una odisea transatlántica en la era de la emancipación by Rebecca J Scott( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hacia 1785 una mujer fue raptada de su hogar en Senegambia y enviada a la colonia francesa de Saint-Domingue, en el Caribe; quienes la esclavizaron la llamaron Rosalie. Este libro cuenta los esfuerzos de Rosalie por escapar a la esclavitud y sigue a su familia a lo largo de cinco generaciones y por tres continentes: desde su búsqueda de igualdad y dignidad hasta un siglo después, cuando los nazis que ocuparon Bélgica arrestaron a su tataranieta Marie José. Esta fascinante saga -que es también una rigurosa investigación documental- tiene de fondo tres grandes luchas antirracistas del siglo XIX: la revolución haitiana, la francesa de 1848 y la guerra civil y posterior reconstrucción de los Estados Unidos."--
Espacios, silencios y los sentidos de la libertad : Cuba entre 1878 y 1912 by Taller de Historia Regional( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La emancipación de los esclavos en Cuba : la transición al trabajo libre, 1860-1899 by Rebecca J Scott( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grados de libertad : Cuba y Luisiana después de la esclavitud by Rebecca J Scott( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slave emancipation and the transition to free labor in Cuba, 1868-1895 by Rebecca J Scott( )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It begins with a description of sugar production and slave society in Cuba in the mid-1800s, emphasizing regional variation. Regional differences were increased by the insurrection of 1868, which also forced the Spanish government to respond with limited measures that began formal abolition but emancipated few slaves
Archivos de Cuba( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was freedom portable? : wartime journeys from Saint-Domingue to Jamaica to Cuba to Louisiana by Rebecca J Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Além da escravidão : investigações sobre raça, trabalho e cidadania em sociedades pós-emancipação by Frederick Cooper( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stubborn and disposed to stand their ground' : Black militia, sugar workers and the dynamics of collective action in the Louisiana Sugar Bowl, 1863-87 by Rebecca J Scott( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba : questions sociales, raciales et politiques d'une transition à l'autre by Rebecca J Scott( )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public rights and private commerce : a nineteenth-century Atlantic Creole itinerary by Rebecca J Scott( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. foreign assistance to Bolivia : 1952-1964 by Rebecca J Scott( )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Beyond slavery : explorations of race, labor, and citizenship in postemancipation societies
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Slave emancipation in Cuba : the transition to free labor, 1860-1899Beyond slavery : explorations of race, labor, and citizenship in postemancipation societiesThe archives of Cuba = Los archivos de CubaSocieties after slavery : a select annotated bibliography of printed sources on Cuba, Brazil, British colonial Africa, South Africa, and the British West IndiesEspacios, silencios y los sentidos de la libertad : Cuba entre 1878 y 1912La emancipación de los esclavos en Cuba : la transición al trabajo libre, 1860-1899
Alternative Names
Jarvis Scott, Rebecca

Rebecca J. Scott Amerikaans historica

Rebecca J. Scott historiadora estadounidense

Rebecca Jarvis Scott

Rebecca Jarvis Scott historiadora estatunidenca

Rebecca Jarvis Scott historienne américaine

Scott, Rebecca J.

Scott, Rebecca Jarvis 1950-

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