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ISBN-13: 9780820335162
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 05/15/2010
Series: Studies in the Legal History of the South Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

PHILIP J. SCHWARZ is a professor of history emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of numerous books including Migrants against Slavery: Virginians and the Nation and Twice Condemned: Slaves and the Criminal Laws of Virginia, 1705–1865.

Table of Contents

List of Tables xi
Preface xiii
Introduction 1
1. "Lawlessness" 13
2. Thomas Jefferson and the Law of Slavery 35
3. Slaves and Capital Punishment in Virginia 63
4. The Transportation of Slaves from Virginia, 1800-1865 97
5. "The Full and Perfect Enforcement of Our Rights": Fugitive Slaves and the Laws of Virginia 120
Conclusion 150
Appendix: Selected Works by Observers and Ethnographers Concerning West African Precolonial Legal Systems 157
Notes 163
Index 243

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