Slavery, the Civil Law, and the Supreme Court of Louisiana / Edition 1

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Analyzes the evolution of Louisiana's slave laws from the territorial period to the Civil War, drawing in part on material recently made available by the Louisiana Supreme Court, and appeals involving slaves as plaintiffs, defendants, and objects in lawsuits and criminal actions. Topics include sources of slave law, the treatment of slaves accused of crimes, foreign and domestic slave trade, the emancipation of slave mistresses, and suits for freedom. Includes b&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807121658
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith Kelleher Schafer is associate director of the Murphy Institute of Political Economy at Tulane University, visiting professor of law at Tulane Law School, and book review editor of the American Journal of Legal History.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 "Slaves Are Regarded as Persons and Property": Sources of Slave Law in American Louisiana 1
2 "Details Are of a Most Revolting Character": Cruelty to Slaves and Legal Intervention 28
3 "No Proceedings . . . Shall Be Annulled or Impeded by Any Error of Form": The Treatment of Slaves Accused of Crimes 58
4 "The Slave Who Absconds Steals Himself": Slave Stealers and Fugitive Slaves 90
5 "Guaranteed Against the Vices and Maladies Prescribed by Law": Warranties in Slave Sales 127
6 "Marked in a Manner Unusual Amongst Civilised People": The Foreign and Domestic Slave Trade in Louisiana 149
7 "Open and Notorious Concubinage": The Emancipation of Slave Mistresses by Will 180
8 "Letting Loose in Our Midst . . . Persons of Color": Further Difficulties in Freeing Slaves by Will 201
9 "An Emancipation, Once Perfected, Is Irrevocable": Suits for Freedom 220
10 "As She Was a Free Woman There, She Must Be Held So Every Where": Comity, Conflict of Laws, and Suits for Freedom 250
11 "To Cling to the Desperate Fortunes of the Confederacy": Appeals Concerning Slavery Heard After the Civil War 289
Bibliography 305
Index 373
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