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Slavery & the law

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Madison House, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book, prominent historians of slavery and legal scholars analyze the intricate relationship between slavery, race, and the law from the earliest Black Codes in colonial America to the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and the Dred Scott decision prior to the Civil War. Slavery & the Law's wide-ranging essays focus on comparative slave law, auctioneering practices, rules of evidence, and property rights, as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Slavery & the law.
Madison, Wis. : Madison House, 1996
(DLC) 96008917
(OCoLC)34730644
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Finkelman
ISBN: 9781461642343 1461642345
OCLC Number: 605222641
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 464 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Learning the three "I"s of America's slave heritage / Derrick Bell --
Ideology and imagery in the law of slavery / William W. Fisher III --
Slavery in the canon of constitutional law / Sanford Levinson --
Chief Justice Hornblower of New Jersey and the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 / Paul Finkelman --
Federal assault / James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton --
Crisis over the impending crisis / Michael Kent Curtis --
Slaves and the rules of evidence in criminal trials / Thomas D. Morris --
Details are of a most revolting character / Judith Kelleher Schafer --
Pandora's box / Ariela Gross --
Slave auctions on the courthouse steps / Thomas D. Russell --
Seventeenth-century jurists, Roman law, and slavery / Alan Watson --
British constitution and the creation of American slavery / Jonathan A. Bush --
Thinking property at Rome / Alan Watson --
Thinking property at Memphis / Jacob I. Corré
Other Titles: Slavery and the law
Responsibility: edited by Paul Finkelman.
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In this book, prominent historians of slavery and legal scholars analyze the intricate relationship between slavery, race, and the law from the earliest Black Codes in colonial America to the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and the Dred Scott decision prior to the Civil War. Slavery & the Law's wide-ranging essays focus on comparative slave law, auctioneering practices, rules of evidence, and property rights, as well as issues of criminality, punishment, and constitutional law.

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