Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860 / Edition 1

Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860 / Edition 1

by Thomas D. Morris
     
 

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Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807848173
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/22/1999
Series:
Studies in Legal History Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
922,282
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I. Sources: Racial and Legal
Chapter 1 The Function of Race in Southern Slave Law
Chapter 2 The Sources of Southern Slave Law

Part II. Slaves as Property
Chapter 3 Slaves as Property—Chattels Personal or Realty, and Did It Matter?
Chapter 4 Slavery and the Law of Successions
Chapter 5 Contract Law in the Sale and Mortgaging of Slaves
Chapter 6 The Slave Hireling Contract and the Law

Part III. Slaves as Persons
Chapter 7 Southern Law and the Homicides of Slaves
Chapter 8 Law and the Abuse of Slaves
Chapter 9 Jurisdiction and Process in the Trials of Slaves
Chapter 10 Slaves and the Rules of Evidence in Criminal Trials
Chapter 11 Masters and the Criminal Offenses of Their Slaves
Chapter 12 Obedience and the Outsider
Chapter 13 Slave's Violence against Third Parties
Chapter 14 Slaves, Sexual Violence, and the Law
Chapter 15 Property Crimes and the Law
Chapter 16 Police Regulations
Chapter 17 Wrongs of Slaves and the Civil Liability of Masters

Part IV. Manumission
Chapter 18 Emancipation: Conceptions, Restraints, and Practice
Chapter 19 Quasi and In futuro Emancipations
Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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