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The Resource Homicide justified : the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world, Andrew T. Fede

Homicide justified : the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world, Andrew T. Fede

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Homicide justified : the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world
Title
Homicide justified
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the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world
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Andrew T. Fede
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Language
eng
Summary
"This comparative study looks at the laws concerning the murder of slaves by their masters and at how these laws were implemented. [The author] cites a wide range of cases-across time, place, and circumstance-to illuminate legal, judicial, and other complexities surrounding this regrettably common occurrence. These laws had evolved to limit in different ways the masters' rights to severely punish and even kill their slaves while protecting valuable enslaved people, understood as 'property, ' from wanton destruction by hirers, overseers, and poor whites who did not own slaves. To explore the conflicts of masters' rights with state and colonial laws, [the author] shows how slave homicide law evolved and was enforced not only in the United States but also in ancient Roman, Visigoth, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and British jurisdictions. [The author's] comparative approach reveals how legal reforms regarding slave homicide in antebellum times, like past reforms dictated by emperors and kings, were the products of changing perceptions of the interests of the public; of the individual slave owners; and of the slave owners' families, heirs, and creditors. Although some slave murders came to be regarded as capital offenses, the laws con-sistently reinforced the second-class status of slaves. This influence...flowed over into the application of law to free African Americans and would even make itself felt in the legal attitudes that underlay the Jim Crow era."--
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Fede, Andrew
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4545.S5
LC item number
F417 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern legal studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Homicide
  • Homicide
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
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Homicide justified : the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world, Andrew T. Fede
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-331) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Slave homicide reform in Virginia
  • Slave homicide reform in North Carolina and the common law of slavery
  • Slave homicide reform in Georgia and Tennessee
  • South Carolina joins the homicide law reform trend
  • The
  • Antebellum states' law on slave homicide
  • Conclusion : breaking out of the box of slavery law
  • Introduction : a murder trial and the comparative law of slave killing
  • Ancient approaches to the law of homicide and slave killing
  • The
  • Visigoth, Spanish, Portuguese, and French laws on slave killing
  • Creating a British colonial law of slave killing
  • Decriminalization to amelioration on Britain's Atlantic Island colonies
  • Slave killing law in Britain's Northern American colonies and the border states
  • Slave killing in Britain's Southern mainland colonies
Control code
960033753
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780820351124
Lccn
2016055418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960033753
Label
Homicide justified : the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world, Andrew T. Fede
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Slave homicide reform in Virginia
  • Slave homicide reform in North Carolina and the common law of slavery
  • Slave homicide reform in Georgia and Tennessee
  • South Carolina joins the homicide law reform trend
  • The
  • Antebellum states' law on slave homicide
  • Conclusion : breaking out of the box of slavery law
  • Introduction : a murder trial and the comparative law of slave killing
  • Ancient approaches to the law of homicide and slave killing
  • The
  • Visigoth, Spanish, Portuguese, and French laws on slave killing
  • Creating a British colonial law of slave killing
  • Decriminalization to amelioration on Britain's Atlantic Island colonies
  • Slave killing law in Britain's Northern American colonies and the border states
  • Slave killing in Britain's Southern mainland colonies
Control code
960033753
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780820351124
Lccn
2016055418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960033753

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