The Regulation of Robbers: Legal Fictions of Slavery and Resistance
by Christina Accomando
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Publication Date: December 2001
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
Binding: Trade Paper
Topics: AMERICAN PROSE LITERATURE_HISTORY AND CRITICISM; AMERICAN LITERATURE_AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHORS_HISTORY AND CRITICISM; FEMINISM IN LITERATURE; SLAVERY IN LITERATURE
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
Table of Contents
Legal fictions of slavery and resistance — "Further deponent sayeth not": multiple consciousness and suppressed narratives in tellings of slave revolt — Part two: "I want it root and branch destroyed": the radical politics and shifting voices of Sojourner Truth — A woman among the pettifoggers: truth as legal actor — Framing truth and resisting frames — Part three: The regulations of robbers: Harriet Jacobs's legal critique — "We could have told them a different story": slave law and slave voices — Reframing legal fictions of womanhood — Epilogue — Confronting the legacies: decoding modern rhetorics of race.
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