In these excursions he was usually accompanied by an old negro, called Jupiter, who had been manumitted
before the reverses of the family, but who could be induced, neither by threats nor by promises, to abandon what he considered his right of attendance upon the footsteps of his young "Massa Will.
George Washington manumitted
his slaves; he provided life-long support for the older ones, and funded training for younger ones to learn trades to make them free and self-supporting.
89), bought and manumitted
members of her family (including her own mother), accumulated considerable wealth, owned enslaved people, and left generous bequests to her white male friends and extended family.
This argument was accepted by the majority of official investigators, who advised treating the woman as a widow rather than a manumitted
slave, leading to a considerable reduction in her punishment for property tax evasion (pp.
He further argued that the references to slaves and freedmen in the Digest, a collection of texts dating before the fourth century, occur about three times as often as from "the one hundred years after [CE] 193 (the period of supposed decline) as from the three hundred years before" and that slave legislation comprises 51 of the 154 articles in the Edict of Theodoric, a barbarian code, also citing multiple mass manumissions recorded in Late Antiquity like those of Melania, who manumitted
8,000 of her slaves in one day (96, 129).
manumit 1432, manumitter 1865 (3), manumitting 1616 (6), manumitted
Diegues's portrayal of Chica as anomalous in her time contradicts the notion of a majority racially mixed colonial nation; conversely, envisioning Chica as one of many freed black and mulatta women depicts a romanticized picture of the liberty and freedom of manumitted
slaves and their social mobility.
When his 383 slaves were manumitted
, none bore any marks of physical abuse.
Unproductive slaves, like those who were elderly or handicapped, were sometimes manumitted
so that their owners no longer had to take care of them.
Her overall emotional condition can be treated as the allegory relative to the attitudes many manumitted
black slaves held after the Emancipation Proclamation.
His dislike of the institution was exacerbated by his efforts to execute his father-in-law's will, which manumitted
Parke Custis's slaves.
Here Shulman draws on Orlando Patterson's work on slavery as 'social death' to make the case that redemption is a literal rebirth in Morrison's imagery: 'a manumitted
slave is reborn as a member of a community from which social death had excluded him' (p.