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The fugitive's properties : law and the poetics of possession

The fugitive's properties : law and the poetics of possession

Author: Stephen Michael Best
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

'The Fugitive's Properties' uncovers a poetics of intangible, personified property emerging out of antebellum laws, circulating through key 19th century works of literature, and informing cultural  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Best, Stephen Michael.
Fugitive's properties.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2004
Named Person: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Michael Best
ISBN: 0226044335 9780226044330 0226044343 9780226044347
OCLC Number: 52765809
Description: xii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION: The Slave's Two Bodies --
Fugitive Property --
The Agency of Form --
Caveat Emptor: Fugitive Sound: Fungible Personhood, Evanescent Property --
Theft and Gift --
Copyright Law --
The Human Phonograph --
The Poetics of Property, 1857: Dred Scott v. Sandford --
Impersonation --
Pro Bono Publico: The Fugitive's Properties: Uncle Tom's Incalculable Dividend --
Fictions of Finance: Puttin' on Old Massa --
Pro Bono Publico --
Tom's par me la --
Castles in the Air --
The Social Covenant of Property --
Cuttin' of Figgers --
Sine Qua Non: Counterfactuals, Causation, and the Tenses of "Separate but Equal" --
In Plain Black and White --
Parallel Tracks --
What Happened in the Tunnel --
CONCLUSION: The Rules of the Game --
Sin and Risk --
Principle and History --
Procedure and Pragmatism.
Responsibility: Stephen M. Best.
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"The Fugitive's Properties explores how nineteenth-century property law informed the history of race relations in the United States. Stephen Best shows how conceptions of slave property and Read more...

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