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Slavery, the Civil Law, and the Supreme Court of Louisiana

ISBN-10: 0807121657
ISBN-13: 9780807121658
Edition: N/A
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
"Slaves Are Regarded as Persons and Property": Sources of Slave Law in American Louisiana
"Details Are of a Most Revolting Character": Cruelty to Slaves and Legal Intervention
"No Proceedings . . . Shall Be Annulled or Impeded by Any Error of Form": The Treatment of Slaves Accused of Crimes
"The Slave Who Absconds Steals Himself": Slave Stealers and Fugitive Slaves
"Guaranteed Against the Vices and Maladies Prescribed by Law": Warranties in Slave Sales
"Marked in a Manner Unusual Amongst Civilised People": The Foreign and Domestic Slave Trade in Louisiana
"Open and Notorious Concubinage": The Emancipation of Slave Mistresses by Will
"Letting Loose in Our Midst . . . Persons of Color": Further Difficulties in Freeing Slaves by Will
"An Emancipation, Once Perfected, Is Irrevocable": Suits for Freedom
"As She Was a Free Woman There, She Must Be Held So Every Where": Comity, Conflict of Laws, and Suits for Freedom
"To Cling to the Desperate Fortunes of the Confederacy": Appeals Concerning Slavery Heard After the Civil War
Bibliography
Index

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