Slavery, the Civil Law, and the Supreme Court of Louisiana
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1997
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|"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|