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Tyrannicide : forging an American law of slavery in revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts

Author: Emily Blanck
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, 2018.
Series: Studies in the legal history of the South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Tyrannicide uses a captivating narrative to unpack the experiences of slavery and slave law in South Carolina and Massachusetts during the Revolutionary era. In 1779, during the midst of the American Revolution, thirty-four South Carolina slaves escaped aboard a British privateer and survived several naval battles until the Massachusetts brig Tyrannicide led them to Massachusetts. Over the next four years, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Blanck
ISBN: 0820353884 9780820353883
OCLC Number: 1005866802
Description: xv, 217 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Forging an American slave law --
Slavery, rhetoric, and reality before the war, 1764-1774 --
Slavery and the start of the revolutions, 1775-1779 --
The tyrannicide affair begins, 1779-1782 --
Diverging slave law in the new nation, 1783-1787 --
Fugitive slaves in the constitutional convention.
Series Title: Studies in the legal history of the South.
Responsibility: Emily Blanck.

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Uses a captivating narrative to unpack the experiences of slavery and slave law in South Carolina and Massachusetts during the Revolutionary Era. In 1779, thirty-four South Carolina slaves escaped  Read more...

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Anyone interested in the Revolutionary period, slavery, or the development of slave law in the new nation, will find use for Blanck's succinct work.--Jeffrey Thomas Perry "Civil War Book Review " Read more...

 
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