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Mrs Dred Scott

Author : Lea VanderVelde
ISBN : 9780199754083
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In telling the life of Harriet, Dred's wife and co-litigant in the case, this book provides a compensatory history to the generations of work that missed key sources only recently brought to light. Moreover, it gives insight into the reasons and ways that slaves used the courts to establish their freedom. --from publisher description

Roadblocks To Freedom

Author : Andrew Fede
ISBN : 9781610271097
Genre : History
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This new book by Andrew Fede considers the law of freedom suits and manumission from the point-of-view of legal procedure, evidence rules, damage awards, and trial practicein addition to the abstract principles stated in the appellate decisions. The author shows that procedural and evidentiary roadblocks made it increasingly impossible for many slaves, or free blacks who were wrongfully held as slaves, to litigate their freedom. Even some of the most celebrated cases in which the courts freed slaves must be read as tempered by the legal realities the actors faced or the courts actually recognized in the process. Slave owners in almost all slave societies had the right to manumit or free all or some of their slaves. Slavery law also permitted people to win their freedom if they were held as slaves contrary to law. In this book, Fede provides a comprehensive view of how some enslaved litigants won their freedom in the courtand how many others, like Dred and Harriet Scott, did not because of the substantive and procedural barriers that both judges and legislators placed in the way of people held in slavery who sought their freedom in court. From the 17th century to the Civil War, Southern governments built roadblock after roadblock to the freedom sought by deserving enslaved people, even if this restricted the masters' rights to free their slaves or defied settled law. They increasingly prohibited all manumissions and added layers of procedure to those seeking freedomwhile eventually providing a streamlined process by which free blacks "voluntarily" enslaved themselves and their children. Drawing on his three decades of legal experience to take seriously the trial process and rules under which slave freedom cases were decided, Fede considers how slave owners, slaves, and lawyers caused legal change from the bottom up.

The Routledge History Of Rural America

Author : Pamela Riney-Kehrberg
ISBN : 9781135054984
Genre : History
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First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Enslaved Women In America An Encyclopedia

Author : Daina Ramey Berry Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780313349096
Genre : Social Science
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This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history. • Dozens of photos of former enslaved women • Detailed historical timeline • Numerous rare primary documents, including runaway slave advertisements and even a plantation recipe for turtle soup • Profiles of noted female slaves and their works

The American Historical Review

Author : John Franklin Jameson
ISBN : UCBK:C102617282
Genre : History
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Missouri Historical Review

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ISBN : UCSD:31822040990178
Genre : Missouri
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Library Journal

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017989127
Genre : Libraries
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Symposium

Author : Lewis & Clark Law School
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063783018
Genre : History
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New Outlook

Author : Alfred Emanuel Smith
ISBN : CORNELL:31924066372412
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The Life History Of The United States 1849 1865 The Union Sundered By T H Williams

Author : Fredric March
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003917452
Genre : United States
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