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dc.contributor.advisorKellison, Kimberly
dc.contributor.authorCloud, Madison
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-20T17:53:26Z
dc.date.available2015-05-20T17:53:26Z
dc.date.copyright2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9290
dc.description.abstractIn 1844, Sally Miller, a slave in New Orleans, filed a freedom suit against her previous owners. She claimed to be a German immigrant, illegally enslaved for over twenty years. Historians have argued that Miller’s case is representative of Southern racial ideology and legal tradition of the antebellum era. This thesis will build upon those conclusions and seek to fit the case into the specific historical narrative of its setting. Through a detailed analysis of New Orleans’ past, this thesis will place the Sally Miller case within that particular history. Because New Orleans had such a unique past, it is important to examine the case within that specific context. Its multicultural heritage created nontraditional structures of power and race. Within those structures, there was room for improvisation. Studying Sally’s case with a focus on her home city and its character adds a new level of interpretation to the existing historiography.en_US
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dc.subjectSally Milleren_US
dc.subjectSalomé Mulleren_US
dc.subjectNew Orleansen_US
dc.subjectAntebellum perioden_US
dc.subjectFreedom Suitsen_US
dc.subjectColonial perioden_US
dc.subjectAmerican slaveryen_US
dc.subjectRacial assignmenten_US
dc.titleImprovising Structures of Power and Race: The Sally Miller Story and New Orleansen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistory.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolshonors collegeen_US


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