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Fathers of conscience : mixed-race inheritance in the antebellum South

Author: Bernie D Jones
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2009.
Series: Studies in the legal history of the South.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the legal and cultural implications of bequests that crossed the color line. This book examines high-court decisions in the antebellum South that involved wills in which white male planters  Read more...

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Jones, Bernie D.
Fathers of conscience.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008043133
(OCoLC)225874025
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernie D Jones
ISBN: 9780820342306 0820342300
OCLC Number: 753976373
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 197 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Righteous fathers, vulnerable old men, and degraded creatures --
Slavery, freedom, and the rule of law --
Justice and mercy in the Kentucky Court of Appeals --
Circling the wagons and clamping down : the Mississippi High Court of Errors and Appeals --
The people of Barnwell against the Supreme Court of South Carolina : the case of Elijah Willis.
Series Title: Studies in the legal history of the South.
Responsibility: Bernie D. Jones.

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Fathers of Conscience is an important contribution to the study of property, slavery, and freedom in the U.S. South. Anyone interested in law, marriage, and race in the nineteenth-century South will Read more...

 
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