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Chapter 6 - The Communications Revolution and the Networked Path to Freedom

from Part II - National Transitions

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 May 2021

Benjamin Fagan
Affiliation:
Auburn University, Alabama
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This chapter interrogates the multiple and nuanced ways in which Harriet Jacobs engaged with developing communications technologies and policies ostensibly designed to connect different sections of the nation to one another. Reading Jacobs’s experiences in the 1830s in relation to an ongoing communications revolution in the United States, this chapter shows how Jacobs ingeniously manipulates formal and informal networks in order to secure freedom for herself and her family.

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Print publication year: 2021

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