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The Resource Southern slavery and the law, 1619-1860, Thomas D. Morris

Southern slavery and the law, 1619-1860, Thomas D. Morris

Label
Southern slavery and the law, 1619-1860
Title
Southern slavery and the law, 1619-1860
Statement of responsibility
Thomas D. Morris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This volume is the first comprehensive history of the evolving relationship between American slavery and the law from colonial times to the Civil War. As Thomas Morris clearly shows, racial slavery came to the English colonies as an institution without strict legal definitions or guidelines. Therefore, laws governing slaves and slavery had to be incorporated into the body of English common law that formed the basis of legal culture throughout the colonial South
  • Specifically, Morris demonstrates that there was no coherent body of law that dealt solely with slaves. Instead, more general legal rules concerning inheritance, mortgages, and transfers of property coexisted with laws pertaining only to slaves. According to Morris, southern lawmakers and judges struggled to reconcile a social order based on slavery with existing English common law (or, in Louisiana, with continental civil law). Because much was left to local
  • Interpretation, laws varied between and even within states. In addition, legal doctrine often differed from local practice. And, as Morris reveals, in the decades leading up to the Civil War, tensions mounted between the legal culture of racial slavery and the competing demands of capitalism and evangelical Christianity. Using a wide range of published and unpublished legal records from fifty countries and parishes, Morris offers a detailed and systematic analysis of
  • Cases as a means of establishing both what the doctrines concerning slavery were and how they were implemented
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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HeinOnline
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1938-
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Morris, Thomas D.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF482
LC item number
.M67 1996 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Southern States
Label
Southern slavery and the law, 1619-1860, Thomas D. Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-561) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Slavery and the Law of Successions
  • 5.
  • Contract Law in the Sale and Mortgaging of Slaves
  • 6. The
  • Slave Hireling Contract and the Law
  • 7.
  • Southern Law and the Homicides of Slaves
  • 8.
  • Law and the Abuse of Slaves
  • 9.
  • 1. The
  • Jurisdiction and Process in the Trials of Slaves
  • 10.
  • Slaves and the Rules of Evidence in Criminal Trials
  • 11.
  • Masters and the Criminal Offenses of Their Slaves
  • 12.
  • Obedience and the Outsider
  • 13.
  • Slaves' Violence against Third Parties
  • 14.
  • Function of Race in Southern Slave Law
  • Slaves, Sexual Violence, and the Law
  • 15.
  • Property Crimes and the Law
  • 16.
  • Police Regulations
  • 17.
  • Wrongs of Slaves and the Civil Liability of Masters
  • 18.
  • Emancipation: Conceptions, Restraints, and Practice
  • 19.
  • 2. The
  • Quasi and In futuro Emancipations
  • Sources of Southern Slave Law
  • 3.
  • Slaves as Property
  • Chattels Personal or Realty, and Did It Matter?
  • 4.
Control code
54358729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 575 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807864302
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54358729
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Southern slavery and the law, 1619-1860, Thomas D. Morris
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-561) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Slavery and the Law of Successions
  • 5.
  • Contract Law in the Sale and Mortgaging of Slaves
  • 6. The
  • Slave Hireling Contract and the Law
  • 7.
  • Southern Law and the Homicides of Slaves
  • 8.
  • Law and the Abuse of Slaves
  • 9.
  • 1. The
  • Jurisdiction and Process in the Trials of Slaves
  • 10.
  • Slaves and the Rules of Evidence in Criminal Trials
  • 11.
  • Masters and the Criminal Offenses of Their Slaves
  • 12.
  • Obedience and the Outsider
  • 13.
  • Slaves' Violence against Third Parties
  • 14.
  • Function of Race in Southern Slave Law
  • Slaves, Sexual Violence, and the Law
  • 15.
  • Property Crimes and the Law
  • 16.
  • Police Regulations
  • 17.
  • Wrongs of Slaves and the Civil Liability of Masters
  • 18.
  • Emancipation: Conceptions, Restraints, and Practice
  • 19.
  • 2. The
  • Quasi and In futuro Emancipations
  • Sources of Southern Slave Law
  • 3.
  • Slaves as Property
  • Chattels Personal or Realty, and Did It Matter?
  • 4.
Control code
54358729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 575 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807864302
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54358729
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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