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Krauthamer, Barbara 1967-

Works: 18 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 2,593 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Portraits  Academic theses  Sources  Military history 
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Most widely held works by Barbara Krauthamer
Envisioning emancipation : Black Americans and the end of slavery by Deborah Willis( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this pioneering book, renowned photographic historian Deborah Willis and historian of slavery Barbara Krauthamer have amassed nearly 150 photographs--some never before published--from the antebellum days of the 1850s through the New Deal era of the 1930s. The authors vividly display the seismic impact of emancipation on African Americans born before and after the Proclamation, providing a perspective on freedom and slavery and a way to understand the photos as documents of engagement, action, struggle, and aspiration ... From photos of the enslaved on plantations and African American soldiers and camp workers in the Union Army to Juneteenth celebrations, slave reunions, and portraits of black families and workers in the American South, the images in this book challenge perceptions of slavery. They show not only what the subjects emphasized about themselves but also the ways Americans of all colors and genders opposed slavery and marked its end."--Jacket
Black slaves, Indian masters : slavery, emancipation, and citizenship in the Native American south by Barbara Krauthamer( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the late eighteenth century through the end of the Civil War, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians bought, sold, and owned Africans and African Americans as slaves, a fact that persisted after the tribes' removal from the Deep South to Indian Territory. The tribes formulated racial and gender ideologies that justified this practice and marginalized free black people in the Indian nations well after the Civil War and slavery had ended. Through the end of the nineteenth century, ongoing conflicts among Choctaw, Chickasaw, and U.S. lawmakers left untold numbers of former slaves and their descendants in the two Indian nations without citizenship in either the Indian nations or the United States. In this groundbreaking study, Barbara Krauthamer rewrites the history of southern slavery, emancipation, race, and citizenship to reveal the centrality of Native American slaveholders and the black people they enslaved."--Publisher's description
Blacks on the borders : African-Americans' transition from slavery to freedom in Texas and the Indian territory, 1836-1907 by Barbara Krauthamer( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Problems in African American History by Barbara Krauthamer( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Growing up with the country": African American migrants in Indian Territory, 1870--1920 by Kendra Taira Field( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing Up with the Country illuminates the post-emancipation migration and settlement of African Americans from the Deep South to Indian Territory, arguing that this journey functioned both as movement toward freedom and, at the same time, as the expansion of U.S. empire. More specifically, as African American migrants in Indian Territory sought freedom through a series of experiments in farming, land ownership, and subsequent migrations to West Africa and Mexico, they simultaneously partook in federal expansion as well as economic, political, and cultural negotiations over land with Indians, freedpeople of the Indian Nations, and, ultimately, white settlers and oil speculators
'Cleave to the black': Identity, community, and allegiance-making in post-Emancipation Jamaica by Tanya Huelett( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While this study readily recognizes certain continuities with the period of slavery, it draws upon a well-established historiography in its efforts to advance the experience of emancipation as pivotal and transformative in the imaginations and lives of many Afro-Jamaicans, even if expectations were never fully or adequately realized. This dissertation project argues and shows that identities rooted in distinct class-, religious-, region-, color, and ethnicity-based communities would consistently complicate any projects aimed at the unification of members of the community of African descent based upon burgeoning notions of 'blackness' and 'race-based' community
"The Fate Which Takes Us" : Benjamin F. Beall And Jefferson County, (West) Virginia In The Civil War Era by Matthew Coletti( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis analyzes the editorial content of a popular regional newspaper from the Shenandoah Valley, the Spirit of Jefferson, during the height of the Civil-War Era (1848-1870). The newspaper's editor during most of the period, Benjamin F. Beall, was a white, southern slaveholder of humble origins, who spent time serving in the Confederate military. Beall, however, had also quickly established himself as one of the preeminent Democrats in his home county of Jefferson, as well as both the Shenandoah Valley and the new state of West Virginia. Beall firmly believed in the institution of racial slavery and fought to preserve that institution. Yet, not all of Beall's white neighbors decided that secession was an appropriate idea worth pursuing. Typical of other areas in the Upper South, these unionists existed in large numbers due to the survival of a strong, two-party political system built from an increasingly diversifying local economy. These white unionists shared a complicated relationship with local blacks, who also sought to defeat the Confederacy in order to claim freedom and citizenship rights in the United States. This paper, hence, traces the path to disunion in Jefferson County and the troubled attempts to reunify during the immediate aftermath of the war from the perspective of the largest population demographic in the county - albeit smaller than elsewhere in the South - the cultural conservatives like Beall. Beall's words serve as some of the best surviving evidence of how most local whites felt toward the attempts to shatter slavery and how difficult it was for those whites to prevent its destruction
Beyond the boundaries of childhood : northern African American children's cultural and political resistance, 1780-1861 by Crystal L Webster( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Notions of childhood as a distinct developmental period of life were concretized during the nineteenth century. Features of children's lives including innocence, play, and exclusion from labor became markers of ideal childhoods as part of the racialized modernization of childhood. This dissertation uncovers the ways in which modern constructions of childhood attempted to subjugate northern African American children throughout the nineteenth century and highlights the means by which black children and conceptualizations of black childhood became agents and sites of resistance. In doing so, it demonstrates both how African American children experienced age-based forms of subjugation as well as their contribution to forms of activism that capitalized on the political power of black childhood. This dissertation focuses on constructions of black childhood in prominent anti-slavery texts as well as the daily lives of African American children living in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York from gradual emancipation to the Civil War. Through an interdisciplinary engagement with organizational documents, school records, and textual representations, this dissertation explores the ways in which black childhood was constructed, institutionalized, and made political. By examining expressions of black childhood and motherhood in black print culture, this study also demonstrates the connects the political discourse concerning black childhood with that of black womanhood and motherhood. As such, this study elucidates black children's role within abolitionism, women's rights, prison reform, and humanitarianism, thereby broadening the scope of relevant scholarship in African American history, the history of childhood and youth, and studies of political activism to include the oft-neglected subject of northern black children's experiences
"Alliance of the alienated": Florynce "Flo" Kennedy and black feminist politics in post World War II America by Sherie M Randolph( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Second, I also assert that Kennedy's example forces us to view the Black Power movement as central in shaping "second wave" feminisms. I argue that the significance of Black Power to both white and black feminists has been vastly undervalued. I demonstrate how strategies and theories understood to have originated in Black Power struggles were absorbed, if at times unevenly, by both black and white feminists. These Black nationalist influences were then used to build broad based anti-racist alliances and to describe race and gender oppression in distinctive ways
Insurgency at the crossroads: Cuban slaves and the conspiracy of La Escalera, 1841--1844 by Aisha K Finch( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

My dissertation follows the emergence of a dynamic resistance movement in western Cuba, fashioned by enslaved and free people of African descent in the 1840s. Emerging in the sugar heartland of Matanzas, the struggles of 1844 were brutally truncated by a wave of bloodshed and torture known as La Escalera. My work intervenes in a history that has long focused on the prominent historical actors the conspiracy convened, and the international imperial controversy that it sparked, thus marginalizing the slaves themselves until the moment of repression. Using the virtually unexplored testimonies in the Cuban National Archive, I retrieve many of the stories of enslaved witnesses for the first time, and re-center the resistant activities and political cultures of rural Cuban slaves from 1843 to 1844. My dissertation also contests a long historical narrative which argues that the 1844 conspiracy was fabricated to justify a harsh colonial repression. In canvassing the rural plantation world of western Cuba, my research argues that a movement did indeed exist, and it highlights those dimensions of enslaved people's everyday existence that produced a vibrant culture of insurgency in the 1840s
Unusual Sympathies: Settler Imperialism, Slavery, and the Politics of Adoption in the Early U.S. Republic by Dawn Peterson( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

These adoptions did not solely emerge out of the imperial educational fantasies of whites, however. A number of influential American Indian parents sent their sons -- and a few of their daughters -- to live as the temporary "adoptees" of prominent white men so that their children might learn to exploit the gendered and racialized property regimes that increasingly held sway in the post-Revolutionary Atlantic World. As white planters invaded Southeast Indian lands, Southeast Indian women and men especially looked to send sons to white plantation households. These parents speculated that harnessing the racialized and sexualized forms of knowledge that specifically attended slaveholding households would engender political and economic power for themselves, their sons, and their emerging tribal nations
Rights In Property And Property In Rights : Privacy, Contract And Ownsership Of The Body In Anglo-American Political And Constitutional Thought by Gary L Garrison( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines the history of the idea that people possess property rights in their own bodies. I also argue such rights are an alternative foundation on which to base the right to privacy recognized by the Supreme Court in 1965. The Court found privacy to exist in an admittedly nebulous "penumbras formed by emanations" from other parts of the Bill of Rights. I argue that privacy can be grounded on property rights as well.many founders, Madison asserted property rights in bodies of others (slaves) and similar ownership interests in wives and children. Modern notions of property are far more rigid then they were two centuries ago. In a 1792 essay titled Property, James Madison explained man owned property in, among other things, religious beliefs, opinions and the liberty of his person. Madison, like many founders, was well-schooled in Enlightenment era thought and writings of John Locke and Adam Smith that argued men had property rights in their bodies. Unfortunately, With abolition of slavery and emancipation of married women from the status of femme covert, the notion of ownership rights in the body fell from favor. If white men could no longer assert claims to property in other bodies, there was nothing to stop the government from stepping in to fill the void. The rise of the "regulatory state" in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw a proliferation of laws attempting to regulate lives of Americans, particularly in the area of reproduction. From eugenic laws mandating some people be sterilized and prohibited from bearing children, to anti-contraception and anti-abortion laws essentially mandating other people be forced to bear them, government control of the body expanded. Through it all, however, ownership interests in one's own body remained an economic fact if not a widely recognized constitutional right. Commodification of the body, be it through sale of tissue or even renting of a womb through surrogacy contracts, is a modern day reflection of the fact that we still acknowledge property rights in our own body. A government "taking" of that right should be treated as any other taking of property
Beating the pen on the drum : a socio-cultural history of Carriacou, Grenada, 1750-1920 by Edwina Ashie-Nikoi( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The central question underpinning this dissertation is a methodological one: how does one successfully incorporate the perspective of the enslaved in historical reconstructions? The dissertation uses Carriacou and its Big Drum ritual to identify African Diasporan rituals as sites of historical memory within which were embedded traces of the various ideational and cultural threads the enslaved wove to create new cultural fabrics. It contends that an excavation of the silent historical pasts from the perspective of the enslaved and their descendants would need to take this into account and would require the examination of ritual documents alongside archival and other evidence. Consequently, the dissertation "reads" Big Drum in addition to primary and published secondary material to write a socio-cultural history of Carriacou. This juxtaposition yields interesting insights into the perspectives of the historical actors being examined and their concept and use of history. This study argues that examining the silences in, and fissures between, the archival and ritual records indicates that the Carriacouan concept and use of "history" is closely tied to the matter of community

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Americans in the U.S. south and Mexico: A transnational history of race, slavery, and freedom, 1810--1910 by Sarah Cornell( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This history enhances our understanding of the enormous resilience of binary racial ideologies by illuminating how people responded to and incorporated challenges without fundamentally dislodging those binaries. Moreover, the transnational journeys of black Southerners demonstrate the equally extraordinary power of non-binary racial systems, which still severely limited people's lives
Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer: Envisioning emancipation : Black Americans and the end of slavery by Deborah Willis( )

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

An art photographer and one of the nation's leading historians of African American photography, Deborah Willis is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Barbara Krauthamer teaches history at the University of Massachusetts, and has authored a number of articles on the subjects of slavery in Indian Territory and the intersections between African American and Native American cultures. Willis and Krauthamer's visual new book, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, examines photographs that articulate the public and private lives of free and enslaved African Americans during the Civil War era
And liberty for all : Geechee culture and the Black Freedom Struggle in Liberty County, Georgia, 1752-1946 by Felicia Jamison( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"And Liberty For All" is a case study of an African-American rural community in Georgia. It argues that to understand the manners in which Southern rural black communities fought for civil rights in the Black Freedom Struggle, one must take the longue durèe approach to researching and writing their histories. Thus, this dissertation covers the period of slavery until the modern Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s. This case study is representative of other Southern rural communities in that it highlights the nuanced ways in which they survived and persevered while facing racism, racial violence, and disenfranchisement by using grassroots organizing techniques that were specific to the needs of their community. However, it takes an ethno-historical approach in centering the experiences of the local black community who self-identified as Geechee and who trace their ancestry and traditions to enslaved West and Central Africans brought to coastal Georgia in the eighteenth century for their knowledge of rice cultivation
African Americans and Native Americans by Barbara Krauthamer( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents a broad range of scholarship on the history of relations between African Americans and Native Americans over five centuries of contact and offers an interdisciplinary perspective by bringing together works by historians, anthropologists, literary scholars, and a creative artist. The breadth and diversity of this history make it almost impossible to make any broad generalizations about the relations between African Americans and Indians, the author notes, emphasizing the variegated nature of the interactions. The author overviews the history of the ethnic relations, highlighting Africans in colonial America from the earliest Spanish exploration of the continents through the Spanish and English colonies, Native Americans in the Southern US and slavery, African Americans and Seminoles in Florida, and African Americans and Native Americans in the United States from the aftermath of the civil war to Oklahoma's statehood in 1907. Krauthamer reviews current issues in African American-Native American relations such as the question of how Indian identity is defined in official contexts and in people's daily lives and social relations, as well as representations of African Americans and Native Americans in art and literature. Important areas that await future research include the "Africanization" of Indian peoples in the colonial southeast; black women's experiences of slavery and freedom in Indian nations; and interactions between black soldiers and Indian peoples in the nineteenth-century southwest. Following the essay, a bibliography of recommended reading, a chronology of events from 1527 to 1898, and a glossary of historical persons, locations, legislation, and conflicts are presented
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