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Slave laws in Virginia, Philip J. Schwarz

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Slave laws in Virginia
Title
Slave laws in Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Philip J. Schwarz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The five essays in Slave Laws in Virginia explore the ever-changing relationship between a major slave society and the laws that guided it. The topics covered are diverse: One essay, on the African judicial background of African American slaves, helps us understand the perspectives on law, crime, and punishment that slaves may have brought with them from Africa. Another essay focuses on Thomas Jefferson's relationship with the laws of slavery to show how they constrained slaveowners as well as bondpeople. Other topics covered in the collection include the capital punishment of slaves, nineteenth-century penal transportation of slaves from Virginia as related to the interstate slave trade and the changing market for slaves, and Virginia's experience with its own fugitive slave laws. Through the history of one large extended family of ex-slaves, Philip J. Schwarz's conclusion examines how the law shaped the interaction between former slaves and masters after emancipation. These discussions of the contexts of legal choices concerning slavery, as well as of decisions made about slavery in light of the law, illuminate a wide range of developments in the law of bondage, all of which affected the lives of both slaves and slaveowners. Yet the most important aspect of these legal developments, says Schwarz, was the interaction among various people - more and less powerful slaveowners, more and less assertive slaves, outsiders such as Northern abolitionists, and even African lawmakers - that resulted in both unwritten customary law and statutes
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DLC
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1940-
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Schwarz, Philip J.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KFV2801.6.S55
LC item number
S386 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the legal history of the South
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
Label
Slave laws in Virginia, Philip J. Schwarz
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-241) 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
Control code
34246095
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780820318318
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96001010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Slave laws in Virginia, Philip J. Schwarz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-241) 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
Control code
34246095
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780820318318
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96001010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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