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FREE BLACKS, SLAVES AND SLAVEOWNERS IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL COURTS: THE PAMPHLET LITERATURE

Finkelman, Paul


Item #: 62361
Published: OE; Printed for Edward Brooke; Reprinted in 2007.

Series: SLAVERY, RACE, AND THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM, 1700-1872
Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, SLAVERY AND THE LAW

Facsimiles of 20 scarce pamphlets are collected in these 2volumes. As the title indicates, most are reports ofcriminal cases relating to such crimes as murder andassault. Others address political issues arising from legalrights of free blacks. Also included are accounts of twofascinating cases relating to problems caused by the end ofslavery. One involves the legal status of informal marriagesbetween former slaves, the other involves the validity ofslave contracts signed before abolition. Reprinted from theGarland series Slavery, Race and the American Legal System,1700-1872.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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