TWICE CONDEMNED: SLAVES AND THE CRIMINAL LAWS OF VIRGINIA, 1705-1865.
Item #: 13855
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 1998.
Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, HUMAN RIGHTS, STATE LAW, SLAVERY AND THE LAW
Analyzes the history of enslaved African Americans'relationship with the criminal courts of the Old Dominionduring a 160-year period. Schwarz's study is based on morethan 4,000 trials from the colonial, early national, andantebellum periods. This book provides a fascinatingportrayal of slave culture and slave resistance to whitesociety not only as a means of resistance against oppressionbut as a means of individual empowerment.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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