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Mexican Canaan : fugitive slaves and free blacks on the American frontier, 1804-1867

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Mexican Canaan : fugitive slaves and free blacks on the American frontier, 1804-1867
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Audain
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Mekala
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1986-
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Mekala Audain
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Aldo
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Wasserman
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Evelyn Hu-DeHart
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2014
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This dissertation examines the migration of free blacks and slaves across the United States’ southern border into New Spain and later Mexico in the antebellum era. For fugitive slaves, Mexico offered a sanctuary from U.S. slavery. Mexico abolished slavery in 1829; never policed its borders very effectively; and at times, actively welcomed runaways. Northeastern Mexico was sparsely populated and attracted few immigrants and welcomed slave fugitives who could help defend its border. The nation also welcomed free blacks, offering them full citizenship rights—unlike the United States. Consequently, starting in the 1820s and 1830s, some free blacks began to immigrate there. The Texas Revolution and subsequent U.S. annexation of Texas made it less welcoming to free blacks, who became subjected to greater restrictions after the United States acquired the region. But some free blacks continued to migrate to Texas after 1836, and both free blacks and fugitive slaves migrated to Mexico after 1845. The consolidation of U.S. slavery in the 1850s along with the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law (1850), ensured that both free blacks and slaves would continue to see Mexico as a refuge through emancipation. This history of the transnational migration of African Americans to the Spanish-U.S.-Mexican borderlands recovers the story of a southern underground railroad that led fugitive slaves south of the border.
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History
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vi, 182 p. : maps
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Ph.D.
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by Mekala Shadd-Sartor Audain
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Fugitive slaves--United States
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Underground Railroad
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Fugitive slaves--Mexico
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Free blacks--United States
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Free blacks--Mexico
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Blacks--History
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doi:10.7282/T35Q4TC8
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ETD doctoral
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Mekala
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2017-03-28
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2018-05-31
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Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after May 31, 2018.
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