Bondsman's Burden: An Economic Analysis of the Common Law of Southern Slavery / Edition 1by Jenny Bourne Wahl
This 1998 book presents a rigorous, compelling economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, inspecting thousands of legal disputes.See more details below
This 1998 book presents a rigorous, compelling economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, inspecting thousands of legal disputes.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society Series
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)
Table of Contents
1. American slavery and the path of the law; 2. The law of sales: slaves, animals, and commodities; 3. The law of hiring and employment: slaves, animals, and free persons; 4. The law regarding common carriers: slaves, animals, commodities, and free persons; 5. The law regarding governments, government officials, slave patrollers, and overseers: protecting private property versus keeping public peace; 6. The legal rights and responsibilities of strangers toward slaves, animals, and free persons; 7. Treatment of one's slaves, servants, animals, and relatives: legal boundaries and the problem of social cost; 8. The south's law of slavery: reflecting the felt necessities of the time.
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