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SOUTHERN SLAVES IN FREE STATE COURTS: THE PAMPHLET LITERATURE

Finkelman, Paul


Item #: 62366
Published: OE; Garland Publishers; Reprinted in 2007.

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

This set contains facsimiles of 34 rare pamphlets relatingto court cases involving the status of slaves in non-slavejurisdictions, including Somerset v. Stewart (1772) and DredScott v. Sanford (1857). As in the companion set FugitiveSlaves and American Courts, some pamphlets were part of thepublic debate over judicial decisions. Others used a case topromote the antislavery cause or, in some instances, supportor justify slavery. Reprinted from the Garland 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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