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Appealing for Liberty Freedom Suits in the South

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ISBN-10: 0190664282

ISBN-13: 9780190664282

Edition: 2018

Authors: Loren Schweninger

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Dred Scott and his landmark Supreme court case are ingrained in the national memory, but he was just one of multitudes who appealed for their freedom in courtrooms across the country. Appealing for Liberty is the first study of its kind to give voice to these African Americans, drawing from more than two thousand suits and from the testimony of more than four thousand plaintiffs from the Revolutionary Era to the Civil War. Through the petitions, evidence, and testimony introduced in these court proceedings, the lives of the enslaved come sharply and poignantly into focus, as do many other aspects of southern society. This book depicts in graphic terms, the pain, suffering, fears, and…    
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Book details

List price: $48.99
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 9.29" wide x 6.30" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English