9781316620106-1316620107-Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600–1700 (Studies in Legal History)

Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600–1700 (Studies in Legal History)

ISBN-13: 9781316620106
ISBN-10: 1316620107
Edition: Reprint
Author: McKinley, Michelle A.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781316620106
ISBN-10: 1316620107
Edition: Reprint
Author: McKinley, Michelle A.
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 296 pages

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Acknowledged authors McKinley, Michelle A. wrote Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600–1700 (Studies in Legal History) comprising 296 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1316620107 and 9781316620106. Since then Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy, and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600–1700 (Studies in Legal History) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Fractional Freedoms explores how thousands of slaves in colonial Peru were able to secure their freedom, keep their families intact, negotiate lower self-purchase prices, and arrange transfers of ownership by filing legal claims. Through extensive archival research, Michelle A. McKinley excavates the experiences of enslaved women whose historical footprint is barely visible in the official record. She complicates the way we think about life under slavery and demonstrates the degree to which slaves were able to exercise their own agency, despite being ensnared by the Atlantic slave trade. Enslaved women are situated as legal actors who had overlapping identities as wives, mothers, mistresses, wet-nurses and day-wage domestics, and these experiences within the urban working environment are shown to condition their identities as slaves. Although the outcomes of their lawsuits varied, Fractional Freedoms demonstrates how enslaved women used channels of affection and intimacy to press for liberty and prevent the generational transmission of enslavement to their children.

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