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SAILORS AND SLAVES: AUTHORITY, MUTINY, AND THE POLITICS OF SUPPRESSION

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2022
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In 1628, the English Parliament demanded that King Charles I sign the Petition of Right, causing the English Civil War. This war led to laws that legitimized slavery and the impressment of Anglo sailors and left behind an insurrectionary ideology that American colonists adapted during the American Revolutionary War. After the war, this ideology inspired the Constitution and later inspired slave revolts, and sailor mutinies for civil liberties won during the Revolution. As the capitalist economy grew and ensnared the new nation, this ideology entered reformer communities. American law relied on lawyers, jurists, and politicians to balance liberty, property, and a racial divide. White sailors did not face racialized slavery but experienced exploitation through American law. This relationship's intersection of economy and identity helps explain why sailors' rights helped reform American law and emancipate the slave.
Title: SAILORS AND SLAVES: AUTHORITY, MUTINY, AND THE POLITICS OF SUPPRESSION.
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Name(s): Gallo, Regina , author
Engle, Stephen D. , Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Department of History
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2022
Date Issued: 2022
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 102 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In 1628, the English Parliament demanded that King Charles I sign the Petition of Right, causing the English Civil War. This war led to laws that legitimized slavery and the impressment of Anglo sailors and left behind an insurrectionary ideology that American colonists adapted during the American Revolutionary War. After the war, this ideology inspired the Constitution and later inspired slave revolts, and sailor mutinies for civil liberties won during the Revolution. As the capitalist economy grew and ensnared the new nation, this ideology entered reformer communities. American law relied on lawyers, jurists, and politicians to balance liberty, property, and a racial divide. White sailors did not face racialized slavery but experienced exploitation through American law. This relationship's intersection of economy and identity helps explain why sailors' rights helped reform American law and emancipate the slave.
Identifier: FA00014056 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (MA)--Florida Atlantic University, 2022.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Petition of right
Sailors
Slaves
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