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The Resource Williams' Gang : a notorious slave trader and his cargo of black convicts, Jeff Forret

Williams' Gang : a notorious slave trader and his cargo of black convicts, Jeff Forret

Label
Williams' Gang : a notorious slave trader and his cargo of black convicts
Title
Williams' Gang
Title remainder
a notorious slave trader and his cargo of black convicts
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Forret
Title variation
Notorious slave trader and his cargo of black convicts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William H. Williams operated a slave pen in Washington, DC, known as the Yellow House, and actively trafficked in enslaved men, women, and children for more than twenty years. His slave trading activities took an extraordinary turn in 1840 when he purchased twenty-seven enslaved convicts from the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond with the understanding that he could carry them outside of the United States for sale. When Williams conveyed his captives illegally into New Orleans, allegedly while en route to the foreign country of Texas, he prompted a series of courtroom dramas that would last for almost three decades. Based on court records, newspapers, governors' files, slave manifests, slave narratives, travelers' accounts, and penitentiary data, Williams' Gang examines slave criminality, the coastwise domestic slave trade, and southern jurisprudence as it supplies a compelling portrait of the economy, society, and politics of the Old South
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forret, Jeff
Dewey number
  • 381/.44092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
E442
LC item number
.F67 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, William H
  • Slave traders
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
Williams' Gang : a notorious slave trader and his cargo of black convicts, Jeff Forret
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223131133267
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-453) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The slave depot of Washington, D.C. -- An ambush -- The Yellow House -- Sale and transportation -- Mobile to New Orleans -- Legal troubles -- The Millington Bank -- State v. Williams -- Slave trading in "hard times" -- Politics of the slave pen -- Brothers -- The Louisiana State Penitentiary -- Closure -- Perseverance -- Violet -- Epilogue: The legal legacy of the domestic slave trade -- Appendix A: The Williams' Gang slaves -- Appendix B: Sample slaving voyages of William H. Williams and his associates -- Appendix C: Slave data from sample slaving voyages
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 470 pages
Isbn
9781108493031
Lccn
2019015910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1137060854
Label
Williams' Gang : a notorious slave trader and his cargo of black convicts, Jeff Forret
Publication
Bar code
31223131133267
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-453) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The slave depot of Washington, D.C. -- An ambush -- The Yellow House -- Sale and transportation -- Mobile to New Orleans -- Legal troubles -- The Millington Bank -- State v. Williams -- Slave trading in "hard times" -- Politics of the slave pen -- Brothers -- The Louisiana State Penitentiary -- Closure -- Perseverance -- Violet -- Epilogue: The legal legacy of the domestic slave trade -- Appendix A: The Williams' Gang slaves -- Appendix B: Sample slaving voyages of William H. Williams and his associates -- Appendix C: Slave data from sample slaving voyages
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 470 pages
Isbn
9781108493031
Lccn
2019015910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1137060854

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