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Slave Law in the American South: State v. Mann in History and Literature (Landmark Law Cases and American Society)

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Slavery in the American South could not have existed without the authority of law defining slaves as the property of their masters. But the fact that slaves were also human beings placed limits on this harsh reality. When the rigor of the law and the complex bonds of sentiment linking master and slave came into conflict, masters looked to the courts.
In one such case, Stat
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by University Press of Kansas (first published July 2003)
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Mark Tushnet is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the author of A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law. He divides his time between Washington, DC, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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