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The Resource Slavery on trial : law, abolitionism, and print culture, Jeannine Marie DeLombard

Slavery on trial : law, abolitionism, and print culture, Jeannine Marie DeLombard

Label
Slavery on trial : law, abolitionism, and print culture
Title
Slavery on trial
Title remainder
law, abolitionism, and print culture
Statement of responsibility
Jeannine Marie DeLombard
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • America's legal consciousness was high during the era that saw the imprisonment of abolitionist editor William Lloyd Garrison, the execution of slave revolutionary Nat Turner, and the hangings of John Brown and his Harpers Ferry co-conspirators. Jeannine Marie DeLombard examines how debates over slavery in the three decades before the Civil War employed legal language to "try" the case for slavery in the court of public opinion via popular print media
  • Discussing autobiographies by Frederick Douglass, a scandal narrative about Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist speech by Henry David Thoreau, sentimental fiction by Harriet Beecher Stowe, and a proslavery novel by William MacCreary Burwell, DeLombard argues that American literature of the era cannot be fully understood without an appreciation for the slavery debate in the courts and in print. Combining legal, literary, and book history approaches, Slavery on Trial provides a refreshing alternative to the official perspectives offered by the nation's founding documents, legal treatises, statutes, and judicial decisions. DeLombard invites us to view the intersection of slavery and law as so many antebellum Americans did-through the lens of popular print culture
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeLombard, Jeannine Marie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4545.S5
LC item number
D45 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery in literature
Label
Slavery on trial : law, abolitionism, and print culture, Jeannine Marie DeLombard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-307) 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
  • South's countersuit : William Maccreary Burwell's White acre vs. Black acre
  • Conclusion : All done brown at last : illustrating Harpers Ferry
  • Introduction
  • The
  • typographical tribunal
  • Precarious evidence : Sojourner Truth and the Matthias scandal
  • Eyewitness to the cruelty : Frederick Douglass's 1845 Narrative
  • Talking lawyerlike about law : black advocacy and My bondage and my freedom
  • Representing the slave : white advocacy and black testimony in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Dred
  • The
Control code
74965063
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 330 pages
Isbn
9780807858127
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006036296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)74965063
Label
Slavery on trial : law, abolitionism, and print culture, Jeannine Marie DeLombard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-307) 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
  • South's countersuit : William Maccreary Burwell's White acre vs. Black acre
  • Conclusion : All done brown at last : illustrating Harpers Ferry
  • Introduction
  • The
  • typographical tribunal
  • Precarious evidence : Sojourner Truth and the Matthias scandal
  • Eyewitness to the cruelty : Frederick Douglass's 1845 Narrative
  • Talking lawyerlike about law : black advocacy and My bondage and my freedom
  • Representing the slave : white advocacy and black testimony in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Dred
  • The
Control code
74965063
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 330 pages
Isbn
9780807858127
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006036296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)74965063

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