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Abolitionism and American law

Author: John R McKivigan
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 1999.
Series: History of the American abolitionist movement, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R McKivigan
ISBN: 0815331096 9780815331094
OCLC Number: 42652703
Notes: "A Garland series."--Ser. title page.
Description: xvii, 392 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Slavery provisions of the U.S. Constitution : means for emancipation / John Alvis --
Compromise of 1787 / Slaughton Lynd --
Quok Walker, Mumbet, and the abolition of slavery in Massachusetts / Arthur Zilversmit --
Was slavery unconstitutional before the thirteenth amendment? Lysander Spooner's theory of interpretation / Randy E. Barnett --
Legal positivism, abolitionist litigation, and the New Jersey Slave case of 1845 / Daniel R. Ernst --
Slavery and abolition before the United States Supreme Court, 1820-1860 / William M. Wiecek --
Indiana Supreme Court and the struggle against slavery / Sandra Boyd Williams --
Kidnapping of John Davis and the adoption of the fugitive slave law of 1793 ; Prigg v. Pennsylvania and the northern state courts : anti-slavery use of a pro-slavery decision ; State constitutional protections of liberty and the antebellum New Jersey Supreme Court : Chief Justice Hornblower and the fugitive state law / Paul Finkelman --
Fugitive slave law : a double paradox / Larry Gara --
Booth cases: final step to the Civil War / Jenni Parrish --
Personal liberty laws and sectional crisis : 1850-1861 / Norman L. Rosenberg --
Abolitionists and the Civil Rights Act of 1875 / James M. McPherson --
Abolitionist political and constitutional theory and the reconstruction amendments / David A.J. Richards.
Series Title: History of the American abolitionist movement, 5.
Responsibility: edited with introductions by John R. McKivigan.

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