Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1996 - 575 Seiten
This volume is the first comprehensive history of the evolving relationship between American slavery and the law from colonial times to the Civil War. As Thomas Morris clearly shows, racial slavery came to the English colonies as an institution without st
 

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An in depth look at the laws of slavery in the colonies and United States up until 1860. One of the best books I've read on the subject, and certainly one of the most readable. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Introduction
1
The Function of Race in Southern Slave Law
17
The Sources of Southern Slave Law
37
Slaves as PropertyChattels Personal or Realty and Did It Matter?
61
Slavery and the Law of Successions
81
Contract Law in the Sale and Mortgaging of Slaves
102
The Slave Hireling Contract and the Law
132
Southern Law and the Homicides of Slaves
161
Slaves Violence against Third Parties
289
Slaves Sexual Violence and the Law
303
Property Crimes and the Law
322
Police Regulations
337
Wrongs of Slaves and the Civil Liability of Masters
354
Emancipation Conceptions Restraints and Practice
371
Quasi and Infuturo Emancipations
400
Conclusion
424

Law and the Abuse of Slaves
182
Jurisdiction and Process in the Trials of Slaves
209
Slaves and the Rules of Evidence in Criminal Trials
229
Masters and the Criminal Offenses of Their Slaves
249
Obedience and the Outsider
262

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Über den Autor (1996)

Thomas D. Morris, professor of history at Portland State University, is author of Free Men All: The Personal Liberty Laws of the North, 1780-1861.

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