61 minutes | Aug 3, 2021

308 Jessica Marie Johnson, Slavery and Freedom in French Louisiana

The story of freedom in colonial New Orleans and Louisiana pivoted on the choices black women made to retain control of their bodies, families, and futures. How did black women in colonial Louisiana navigate French and Spanish black and slavery codes to retain control of their bodies, families, and futures? Jessica Marie Johnson, Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and author of the award-winning book Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World, joins us to investigate answers to this question and to reveal what viewing the history of the Atlantic World through the histories of slavery and gender can show us about what life was really like for colonists, settlers, and the enslaved. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/308 Join Ben Franklin's World! Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears! Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute The Ben Franklin's World Shop Complementary Episodes Episode 037: Kathleen DuVal, Independence Lost Episode 120: Marcia Zug, A History of Mail Order Brides in Early America Episode 167: Eberhard Faber, The Early History of New Orleans Episode 232: Christopher Hodson, The Acadian Diaspora Episode 282: Vincent Brown, Tacky’s Revolt Episode 289: Marcus Nevius, Maroonage & the Great Dismal Swamp Episode 295: Ibrahima Seck, Whitney Plantation Museum Episode 303: Matthew Powell, La Pointe-Krebs House   Listen! Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App Helpful Links Join the Ben Franklin's World Facebook Group Ben Franklin’s World Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter
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