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FREE MEN ALL: THE PERSONAL LIBERTY LAWS OF THE NORTH, 1780-1861.

Morris, Thomas D.


Item #: 5040

Pages: xii,253p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2001.

Subjects: CIVIL RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, LEGAL HISTORY, SLAVERY AND THE LAW

The Personal Liberty Laws reflected the social ethicalcommitment to freedom from slavery and as such, were amongthe bricks that laid the foundation for the FourteenthAmendment. Morris examines those statutes as enacted in thefive representative states (PA, NY, OH, WI, MA) and arguesthat these laws were an alternative to the violence allowedby the southern slave codes and the extreme abolitionistviewpoints of the North.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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