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TREATISE ON THE RIGHT OF PERSONAL LIBERTY, AND OF THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AND THE PRACTICE CONNECTED WITH IT: WITH A VIEW OF THE LAW OF EXTRADITION OF FUGITIVES.

Hurd, Rollin C.


Item #: 13761

Pages: xxvii,677p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.

Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, CIVIL RIGHTS, LEGAL HISTORY, PROPERTY

Reprint of the first edition. This was the first book-length work to examine the subject. As such, it is alandmark work in the bibliography of American civilliberties. More important, this book, which was published ayear before John Brown's raid and three years before theoutbreak of the Civil War, treats the status of slaves atlength. Hurd reviews the statutes concerning fugitiveslaves and their extradition, analyzes the Fugitive SlaveAct of 1850 and discusses the application of habeas corpusto slave issues. The list of cases cited by Hurd includessuch landmarks as Jack v. Martin and Prigg v. Pennsylvania.Note also: Finkelman, Slavery in the Courtroom #13761.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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