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THROUGH THE CODES DARKLY: SLAVE LAW AND CIVIL LAW IN LOUISIANA


Item #: 1000060

Pages: xvi, 196 pp.
Published: OE; TNC by Supranational Publishing Co.; Reprinted in 2012.

This fascinating study offers: - an examination of thecomplex French, Spanis, Roman and American heritage ofLouisiana's law of slavery and its codification - a profileof the first effort in modern history to integrate slaveryinto a European-style civil code, the 1808 Digest of Orleans- a trailblazing study of the unwritten laws of slavery andthe legal impact of customs and practices developing outsideof the Codes - an analysis that overturns the previousscholarly view that Roman law was the model for the CodeNoir of 1685 - a new unabridged translation (by Palmer) ofthe Code Noir of 1724 with the original French text onfacing pages.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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